Bullfighting Is Still Happening. These Photos Show Why It Shouldn’t Be.

“When a matador has really pleased the audience, and they continue to cheer for him, he will cut off one of the dead or dying bull’s ears, holding it aloft while receiving their praise,” the photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur, who has photographed bullfighting in Spain and beyond, tells me. “If the audience continues to cheer, he’ll cut off the other ear, often throwing them into the audience. 

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