Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Bulls hate kids

A 14-year-old matador who left Spain to escape his home country's ban on young bullfighters was nearly gored to death in a Mexican ring. Jairo Miguel had his lung punctured by a 900-pound bull at the Aguascalientes Monumental Bull Ring on Sunday when a bull named Hidrocalido rushed him at top speed and lifted him in the air, appearing to carry him several yards with one horn firmly lodged in his thorax. "I'm dying, dad, I'm dying," government news agency Notimex quoted Jairo as saying immediately after the goring. Jairo's father, Antonio Sanchez Caceres, is also a well-known bullfighter who came with him to Mexico from Spain and was reportedly at the ring on Sunday when his son was injured. The parents could not immediately be reached for comment.

It is too early to nominate Ceceres for father of the year? How irresponsible do you have to be to let your child climb into a ring with a raging beast? It would be like letting your daughter go out on a date with Lawrence Phillips, only to regret it later after he drags her down a few flights of stairs.

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