• Short Summary

    AN OLD SPORT WITH A DIFFERENCE -- BLOODLESS BULLFIGHTING -- HAS BEEN DRAWING LARGE CROWDS AT THE HOUSTON ASTRODOME IN TEXAS.

  • Description

    AN OLD SPORT WITH A DIFFERENCE -- BLOODLESS BULLFIGHTING -- HAS BEEN DRAWING LARGE CROWDS AT THE HOUSTON ASTRODOME IN TEXAS. THE BULLFIGHTS WERE STARTED ON FEBRUARY 4TH, AND THE FIRST PROGRAMME COVERED THREE DAYS.

    IT IS NOT THE BULLFIGHTERS WHO ARE PROTECTED IN THE NEW SPORT, IT'S THE BULLS. THEY ARE FURNISHED WITH PROTECTIVE COLLARS TO ENSURE THAT THE FIGHTER'S SWORD AND DAGGERS DON'T ACTUALLY INJURE THEM.

    THE FIGHTERS WERE MAINLY FROM MEXICO, AND DESPITE THE MODIFICATIONS DESIGNED TO SPARE THE LIVES OF THE BULLS, THE MATADORS GAVE GOOD EXHIBITIONS OF THE MATADOR'S ARTS.

    THE TEXAS BULLFIGHTING ATTRACTED MORE THAN 147- THOUSAND SPECTATORS DURING THE THREE DAYS. IT HAS PROVED SO SUCCESSFUL, THERE IS SPECULATION THAT THE SPORT MAY SPREAD TO OTHER AREAS OF THE UNITED STATES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABLOFM96LQKPT6L6I97N2HQF7U
    Media URN:
    VLVABLOFM96LQKPT6L6I97N2HQF7U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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