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28 August 2017

Horror as animal rights campaigner is GORED by bull he was trying to save after leaping into French ring to protest bullfighting

AN animal rights activist was gored by an enraged bull after jumping into a bullfighting ring to protest at the cruelty of the sport.

The unnamed male protester ran into the circular stage to try to halt the fight in in Carcassonne, in the southern French region of Occitanie.

This is moment the bull begins goring the animal rights activist
This is moment the bull begins goring the animal rights activist

He was seen with a female companion by his side as they staged a demo against the event.

But all of a sudden, the bull charged at the man and gored him with its horns – tossing him into the air like a rag doll. 

He was thrown onto the ground as the matador tried to distract the beast.

The activist was demonstrating against violence towards bulls
The activist was demonstrating against violence towards bulls
The man is tossed into the air as he is gored in the gruesome attack
The man is tossed into the air as he is gored in the gruesome attack

But the bull returned for a second attack, trampling the man, who can be seen lying on the dusty ground.

The man remained motionless and was removed from the arena by staff and then transferred to Carcassonne hospital.

He underwent several tests and is said to be in a stable condition, but local reports suggested the incident nearly killed him.


His female companion was not injured and was arrested by police.

Earlier, two other protesters had carried a banner that read: “Stop bullfighting.”

Bullfighting is outlawed in most of France but still takes place in the southern regions.

The activist had originally dashed into the stage with a woman in a bid to save the bull
The activist had originally dashed into the stage with a woman in a bid to save the bull
The animal rights activist is dragged out of the arena after being badly injured
The animal rights activist is dragged out of the arena after being badly injured

And although it is declining in popularity, it is defended by supporters as being a critical part of the country’s culture.

The incident was part of a “Novillada”, a series of fights involving young bulls.

It comes as footage emerged showing experienced bullfighter Sergio being launched into the air and dragged around the ring after the beast’s horn impales his armpit.

Matador is tossed around ring after 500kg bull's horn gets stuck in his armpit

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