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.