Animal Rights Activists Jumps Into Bullfighting Ring To Protect The Bull, Gets Attacked By The Bull

Yahoo- An anti-bullfighting activist jumped into the arena in Carcassone, southern France, on Sunday and was promptly attacked by one of the animals he wants to protect, local police said.

Two protesters, a man and a woman, were in the audience before managing to make their way into the main ring during the “novillada”, a series of fights involving young bulls.

One bull charged at the man who, according to police a received “a long but not deep” injury from its horns.

The protester, in his 30s, “was very lucky” that he was not properly gored and was only lightly injured, another source said.

He was taken to Carcassone hospital for examinations. His female companion was not inured and was arrested by police.

Earlier two other protesters had briefly hung a banner saying “Stop Bullfighting” from the ramparts of the medieval French town.

Bullfighting is banned in most of France but is allowed in some southern regions where it is protected as part of local traditions.

Defenders of bull fighting say it has huge cultural importance, embodying traditions dating back hundreds of years but its popularity has been steadily waning in recent years.

You know who doesn’t give a shit about the rights of bulls? Bulls. They don’t have a bull union, they don’t hold weekly meetings and discuss “next steps,” and they don’t send passive-aggressive group emails when someone forgets to bring plastic forks and knives, forcing everyone to eat the lasagna with their hooves. You know, “Hey guys, great meeting last night. Thought we covered a lot of ground and the post-meeting reception was delicious thanks to Stan’s wife’s lasagna. Nearly everyone brought what they were supposed to bring. For next time, if you are not capable of fulfilling your duties, please let the group know ahead of time so we can appoint someone else to bring the items you were supposed to bring. Good thing Dave brought the napkins! Let’s all be like Dave.”

As such, it comes as no surprise that a guy who has pledged his life to ending violence against bulls… met a bull who wanted to end his life. Buddy, you’re not special, you’re not some bull-angel. He’s like that lunatic from Grizzly Man who went into the wild in Alaska and added all the bears on facebook. It was all cute and snuggly until he was, obviously, eaten by a bear.

What the hell was that guy doing though? What sort of statement was he trying to make? He jumped into the ring and started dancing around. Not exactly the somber protest you’d expect from a guy backing his cause. You’d expect that level of excitement and happiness from a bullfighting fan, finally fulfilling his dream of stepping into the ring and tasting the horns. If you really want people to know you’re upset, droop those shoulders, dress in recycled pants, and block your parents’ numbers on your cell phone. Otherwise, it’s a confusing message.