Child Matadors in Mexico’s Bullrings, says NYT

This is a fascinating story from the NewYorkTimes about bullfighters as young as 14 getting into the ring. They’re not allowed to fight professionally in Spain, but in Mexico it’s a different story.

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One Response

  1. I am an avid afficionado of bullfighting. I am all for promoting the event but not with youngsters. Bullfight promotors are doing themselves a disservice by putting children into the ring, bringing down even more criticism to a spectacle already under fire. It is not uncommon to see boys as young as 17 in novileros, and I support that. I’d say children as young as 11 or 12 could face small animals (no larger than yearlings) for caping and practice, but 17 should be the youngest age allowed in a public venue.

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