More swords follow, each thrust accompanied by a roar from the crowd.
Except this isn't an ordinary bullfight.
This is a grown man killing a baby animal.
The bull, according to The Mirror, hadn't been weaned off his mother's milk before being thrown into an arena.
This is a baby bull fight.
No, not the kind we've seen before where a bullfighter, inexplicably, brings his own baby into the arena.
But the kind where someone's else's child, a calf, is brought into the ring to die in a theatrical flourish of swordplay and unabashed cruelty. Last week, Spain's Animal Rights Party (PACMA) released a video of the so-called becerrada, the name given for this particularly sad spectacle involving young bulls.
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The event, according to PACMA's Facebook page, took place in the Spanish city of Valmojado this month, at the height of the country's summer festival season.
It ends with the bull, whose horns haven't even fully grown yet, coughing up blood and collapsing.