The horrifying moment when an inexperienced 15-year-old girl gives seven blows to stab a calf to death in Spain amid criticism of the use of children's matadors
- Images have been released by animal rights activists to embarrass the organizers
- It shows four men piercing the bull and then the girl who finishes it with a sword
- But the inexperienced child took seven stitches to end up with a fatal blow
- The spectacle in Esquivias, near Madrid, was held in honor of the women in the city
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This is the horrible moment that an inexperienced 15-year-old girl takes seven strokes to stab a calf in Spain in the midst of controversy over children riders.
Images of the nasty event in Esquivias, Spain, were released by Animal Guardians activists to embarrass the authorities to take action.
In the video, the exhausted calf is already pierced by four banderillas when the girl tries to skewer him with a sword.
But her inexperience prevents her from landing a deadly blow, forcing the animal to endure at least seven more stitches before it collapses.
Images of the nasty event in Esquivias, Spain, were released by Animal Guardians activists to embarrass the authorities to take action (photo: the 15-year-old trying to cause a fatal blow)
A 21-year-old woman poses with two children after the bullfight. The boy can hold up slightly after the action and ears are cut off from dying calves as trophies
The images also show that children are offered ghastly trophies – ears hacked by the dying calves, each less than two years old.
In the past, activists could only guess at the age of young participants, but this time they could confirm that the girl is 15 and that a boy who was participating was 17.
Marta Esteban of Animal Guardians said these events can distort how young people understand violence.
She said: & Should we regard it as a form of entertainment to see boys and girls torturing dogs and cats, or even sheep? Why is it different with cattle? It is clearly not.
& # 39; Allowing children to torture and kill animals, which causes them so much suffering, especially as a public spectacle, is different from the point of view of their physical and mental integrity.
The inexperienced child took seven stitches to end up with a fatal blow
The bloody spectacle in Esquivias, about 21 miles south of Madrid, was held in honor of the city's women, but was poorly visited (photo: the young girl stabs the wounded bull)
A bull is bleeding from the mouth with wounds over its back while a matador is taunting him in the ring
# It eliminates their empathy for the suffering of others and opens the door to further violence – even if only for entertainment.
& # 39; This also negates the rights of the child to live in a non-violent environment. & # 39;
The latest outrage comes amid growing anger over the use of children's matadors, with Ricky Gervais branding bullfighting schools & # 39; c *** academy & # 39; in a recent eruption.
The bloody spectacle in Esquivias, about 21 miles south of Madrid, was held in honor of the city's women, but was poorly visited.
Carmen Ibarlucea, president of La Tortura No Es Cultura, rejected the tribute.
& # 39; Tribute to women – such as bullfighting in this case – is a tradition to be extinguished, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; Exhibiting female minors practicing violence against animals is not a way to promote equality and it goes against defending the protection of children signed by Spain. & # 39;
A 17-year-old matador is standing opposite the bull in the ring in Esquivias
The young matador can be seen jumping out of the way while the bull falls out to him
Another woman, 21, also participated in bullfighting that evening (photo: a bull collapses after being stabbed by nerves in its back)
Mrs. Esteban said the show was held with the support of the state, accusing both the socialist-led government of the region and the conservatively-led council of the city of supporting it.
She continued: & # 39; Because we are being ignored, we ask citizens from all over the world to help us and write to the Spanish embassy in their country and demand the end of these practices.
& # 39; For our part, we will continue to bring these events to light and raise them to higher authorities until we are heard. & # 39;
The regional government of Castilla-La Mancha and the city council of Esquivias have been contacted for comments.
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