A pampered life for Okinawa's yokozuna fighting bulls

Jul 28, 2015

A pampered life for Okinawa's yokozuna fighting bulls

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Blood-shot eyes fixed menacingly on their foe and snorting furiously, two giant bulls smash into each other with shuddering force: in Japanese bullfighting, matadors need not apply. Tongues hanging out and foam dripping from their mouths, the sweat-soaked beasts lock horns as barefooted handlers ...

May 2, 2013

Tokunoshima bullfighter gored to death

A 40-year-old bullfighter was gored by a bull on Tokunoshima Island on Wednesday morning and pronounced dead at a hospital, police said. Rikiya Tomi, a transport service provider, sustained an abdominal wound after a practice session with the 1.1-ton animal at the Hetono Bullfight ...