Is it true that the bulls are never killed during Portuguese bullfighting events?



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    It is true that Portugese matadores, unlike the Spanish ones, do not kill the bull at the end of the event. Portugese bullfighting centers around displays on horseback, and therefore is more about the cavaliero‘s control or the horse than the death of the bull. The bulls are traditionally stabbed four times, however, in the cavaliero part of the performance, and are usually killed afterward, away from the public eye. A few bulls who perform exceptionally, and are not too badly injured, may be given veterenary care and an honorable retirement. The exception to all this is the Portugese town of Barrancos, which puts its bulls to death in the traditional Spanish way.

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