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Costa Rica: At this 'humane' bullfight bovines always leave ring alive!02:09

Costa Rica: At this 'humane' bullfight bovines always leave ring alive!

Costa Rica, San Jose
December 26, 2015 at 15:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

Dozens of bullfighters participated in the annual Tico-style bullfights in San Jose's annual festival of Zapote, Friday.

Two bulls in each bullfight started running in the arena after the participants with the bullfighters trying to protect themselves from the horns without any weapons. Some of the bullfighters didn't manage to avoid injuries, with about 200 participants to get injured each year.

Even though animal rights activists are opposed to the event, some of the participants spoke of a "national sport" that should be kept alive. The difference between the Spanish bullfights and the Tico-style bullfighting is that the animal is not killed, only dodged. In Costa Rica no participant has the right to hurt the bull.

Costa Rica: At this 'humane' bullfight bovines always leave ring alive!02:09
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Dozens of bullfighters participated in the annual Tico-style bullfights in San Jose's annual festival of Zapote, Friday.

Two bulls in each bullfight started running in the arena after the participants with the bullfighters trying to protect themselves from the horns without any weapons. Some of the bullfighters didn't manage to avoid injuries, with about 200 participants to get injured each year.

Even though animal rights activists are opposed to the event, some of the participants spoke of a "national sport" that should be kept alive. The difference between the Spanish bullfights and the Tico-style bullfighting is that the animal is not killed, only dodged. In Costa Rica no participant has the right to hurt the bull.