Sadly, animals made to participate in the outdated tradition of bullfighting can't choose to retire, and the needless injuries inflicted on are almost always fatal. Every year, about 250,000 bulls die in the ring, stabbed multiple times and left to die a slow death for purposes of entertainment.
The realities of bullfighting are not lost on animal welfare supporters who, while sympathetic about Galán's testicle, have no qualms condemning what led him to lose it.
"It's really important that we maintain a sense of perspective, and whilst acknowledging that one man losing a testicle is a bad injury, those who taunt and injure and kill bulls for fun do so at their own risk," said Wendy Higgins from Humane Society International, in a statement. "They have a choice whether or not to enter the bullring, the bulls do not. Bullfighting has no place in the twenty first century and should be banned."