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Korrida - zabawa i smierc na arenie

Etapy korridy

Korrida dzieli siê na trzy etapy. Najpierw pikador na koniu wbija mu lance na glebokosc 40 cm, podczas gdy ostrze mierzy 10 cm. W ten sposób rozrywa sie miesnie szyi i wywoluje intensywny krwotok. Koniom uzywanym w korridach podcina sie struny glosowe, aby nie parskaly ze strachu i bólu oraz zakrywa sie oczy zeby uniemozliwic ucieczke przed atakujacym bykiem, co byloby ich naturalna reakcja. Ochrona w postaci materaca okrywajacego boki zwierzat w rzeczywistosci przykrywa blizny po ubodzeniach. Czasami kon zraniony jest przez byka w taki sposób, ze wnetrznosci wychodza mu na zewnatrz- wówczas natychmiast zszywa sie go bez znieczulenia i z powrotem wysyla na plac. Kon przezywa piec do szesciu walk, potem wysyla sie go do rzezni.


"Bull fighting" redirects here. For the Taiwanese TV series, see Bull Fighting (TV series). For the rodeo performer, see bullfighter (rodeo).
Bullfighting, Édouard Manet, 1865–1866.

Bullfighting also known as tauromachy (from Greek ταυρομαχία - tauromachia, "bull-fight"), is a traditional spectacle of Spain, Portugal, some cities in southern France, and several Latin American countries, in which one or more live bulls are ritually killed in a bullring as a public spectacle. A nonlethal variant stemming from Portuguese influence is practised on the Tanzanian island of Pemba.

The tradition, as it is practised today, involves professional toreros (toureiros in Portuguese; also referred to as toreadors in English), who execute various formal moves in order to subdue the bull itself. Such maneuvers are performed at close range, and can result in injury or even death of the performer. The bullfight usually concludes with the death of the bull by a sword thrust. In Portugal the finale consists of a tradition called the pega, where men (forcados) try to grab and hold the bull by its horns when it runs at them. Forcados are dressed in a traditional costume of damask or velvet, with long knit hats as worn by the campinos (bull headers) from Ribatejo.

Bullfighting generates heated controversy in many areas of the world, including Mexico, Ecuador, Spain, Peru, and Portugal. Supporters of bullfighting argue that it is a culturally important tradition, while animal rights groups argue that it is a blood sport because of the suffering of the bull and horses during the bullfight.

There are many historic fighting venues in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America. The largest venue of its kind is the Plaza de toros México in central Mexico City which seats 48,000 people.

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