How the pandemic has put the careers of Spain’s trainee bullfighters on hold

How the pandemic has put the careers of Spain’s trainee bullfighters on hold

Cries of "Toro, toro!" echo round the empty stands at Madrid's world-famous bullring where two young apprentice bullfighters have seen their promising careers abruptly halted by the pandemic.

Spanish crowds to return to the bullring next month in support of Covid-hit matadors

Spanish crowds to return to the bullring next month in support of Covid-hit matadors

PETA offers cash to ban Pamplona’s famous running of the bulls forever

PETA offers cash to ban Pamplona’s famous running of the bulls forever

Man gored to death by bull in Spanish festival

Man gored to death by bull in Spanish festival

Spectator gored to death during Spain’s oldest bull running fiesta

Spectator gored to death during Spain’s oldest bull running fiesta

Madrid’s bullfighting ‘ritual’ acclaimed and contested

Madrid’s bullfighting ‘ritual’ acclaimed and contested

VIDEO: Matador gored in buttock during bullfight in Valencia

VIDEO: Matador gored in buttock during bullfight in Valencia

Man who leapt bulls gored to death in Valencia

Man who leapt bulls gored to death in Valencia

Disturbing footage shows torment of bull during town fiesta

Disturbing footage shows torment of bull during town fiesta

Breeding fighting bulls in Spain: a family’s passion

Breeding fighting bulls in Spain: a family’s passion

Man gored to death by bull during fiesta in southern Spain

Man gored to death by bull during fiesta in southern Spain

Madrid to contest bullfighting ban on Balearic Islands

Madrid to contest bullfighting ban on Balearic Islands

Pirate bullfighter provokes a storm with Franco-era flag

Pirate bullfighter provokes a storm with Franco-era flag

Balearic Islands ban blood and death in the bullring

Balearic Islands ban blood and death in the bullring

Spanish bullfighter dies after being gored

Spanish bullfighter dies after being gored

Spain, royal family mourn slain matador gored by bull

Spain, royal family mourn slain matador gored by bull

‘Torture isn’t culture’: Thousands protest bullfighting in Madrid

‘Torture isn’t culture’: Thousands protest bullfighting in Madrid

Disaster prone one-eyed matador Juan Jose Padilla is gored again

Disaster prone one-eyed matador Juan Jose Padilla is gored again

Bulls replace guard dogs at scrap yard in Valencia

Bulls replace guard dogs at scrap yard in Valencia

Spain’s top court overturns bullfighting ban in Catalonia

Spain’s top court overturns bullfighting ban in Catalonia

Activist tells 8-yr-old matador wannabe with cancer ‘just die’

Activist tells 8-yr-old matador wannabe with cancer ‘just die’

Two bulls drop dead after head-on collision in bullring

Two bulls drop dead after head-on collision in bullring

Thousands march in Madrid to push for bullfighting ban

Thousands march in Madrid to push for bullfighting ban

Bull fatally gores Spaniard through the neck at fiesta

Bull fatally gores Spaniard through the neck at fiesta

Shocking video shows torture of young calf during fiesta

Shocking video shows torture of young calf during fiesta

Crowds clash over ban at Tordesillas bull festival

Crowds clash over ban at Tordesillas bull festival

Man gored to death during bull running festival in Spain

Man gored to death during bull running festival in Spain

Mother-of-two gored to death ‘by accident’ in Spanish fiesta

Mother-of-two gored to death ‘by accident’ in Spanish fiesta

Matador has just this to say to those who hate bullfighting

Matador has just this to say to those who hate bullfighting

Tensions are mounting over bullfighting tradition in Spain

Tensions are mounting over bullfighting tradition in Spain

Animal lovers face charges for gloating over matador’s death

Animal lovers face charges for gloating over matador’s death

Campaigners protest killing of mother of ‘murderer bull’

Campaigners protest killing of mother of ‘murderer bull’

Spanish matador gored to death in the ring

Spanish matador gored to death in the ring

Spaniard dies after being gored in the heart at fiesta

Spaniard dies after being gored in the heart at fiesta

Protesters suffer ‘savage’ attack during Catalan bull run

Protesters suffer ‘savage’ attack during Catalan bull run

Paternity test ‘proves Spanish matadors are father and son’

Paternity test ‘proves Spanish matadors are father and son’

San Sebastián to hold public vote over bullfighting ban

San Sebastián to hold public vote over bullfighting ban

Spanish bullfighters lock horns in paternity suit

Spanish bullfighters lock horns in paternity suit

Bullseye! Matador gored in bum during Seville bullfight

Bullseye! Matador gored in bum during Seville bullfight

Spain could lose €3.6 billion a year if it bans bullfighting

Spain could lose €3.6 billion a year if it bans bullfighting

Spain mulls ‘no kill bullfights’ in nod to animal rights

Spain mulls ‘no kill bullfights’ in nod to animal rights

Thousands march in Spain to support bullfighting tradition

Thousands march in Spain to support bullfighting tradition

Spanish town bans bizarre duck throwing festival

Spanish town bans bizarre duck throwing festival

Balearic Islands break with tradition with ban on bullfights

Balearic Islands break with tradition with ban on bullfights

Father and son seriously gored during bull run carnival

Father and son seriously gored during bull run carnival

Protesters lose fight to save turkey from bell tower plunge

Protesters lose fight to save turkey from bell tower plunge

Like father like son: Napkin proves matador paternity suit

Like father like son: Napkin proves matador paternity suit

Now bullfighter faces ‘child abuse’ probe over baby photo

Now bullfighter faces ‘child abuse’ probe over baby photo

Olé? Bullfighter takes five-month-old baby into the ring

Olé? Bullfighter takes five-month-old baby into the ring

Censorship backlash in Spain after Facebook bans the bulls

Censorship backlash in Spain after Facebook bans the bulls

Bullfighting isn’t barbaric: What I found in a year on breeding estates

Bullfighting isn’t barbaric: What I found in a year on breeding estates

Bullfighters battle to stay in ring as animal rights movement grows

Bullfighters battle to stay in ring as animal rights movement grows

Not so sweet: Christmas biscuits renamed to scrap ‘bull torture’ link

Not so sweet: Christmas biscuits renamed to scrap ‘bull torture’ link

Madrid cuts bullfight subsidies to fund domestic violence campaign

Madrid cuts bullfight subsidies to fund domestic violence campaign

Spanish bullfighting should have Unesco protection: pro-bulls group

Spanish bullfighting should have Unesco protection: pro-bulls group

Protestor fined €5,000 for chaining himself to road sign at bull event

Protestor fined €5,000 for chaining himself to road sign at bull event

Spanish farmer used EU agriculture subsidies to build motocross track

Spanish farmer used EU agriculture subsidies to build motocross track

Spain welcomes matador Madonna as popstar vows ‘show must go on’

Spain welcomes matador Madonna as popstar vows ‘show must go on’

Town votes to ban bullfighting as tide turns against national fiesta

Town votes to ban bullfighting as tide turns against national fiesta

Spaniards launch campaign against teaching of bullfighting in schools

Spaniards launch campaign against teaching of bullfighting in schools

EU votes to put end to bullfighting subsidies in animal rights victory

EU votes to put end to bullfighting subsidies in animal rights victory

Man who beat a racehorse to death is jailed in landmark case for Spain

Man who beat a racehorse to death is jailed in landmark case for Spain

Swedish stripper interrupts Malaga bullfight to try to comfort dying bull

Swedish stripper interrupts Malaga bullfight to try to comfort dying bull

Protestors lock horns over Spain’s controversial bull spearing festival

Protestors lock horns over Spain’s controversial bull spearing festival

Tenth man killed at fiesta in deadly summer of bull running in Spain

Tenth man killed at fiesta in deadly summer of bull running in Spain

Animal rights activist beaten with live duck at festival in Catalonia

Animal rights activist beaten with live duck at festival in Catalonia

Charity hails ‘bravery’ of an activist who comforted dying bull in ring

Charity hails ‘bravery’ of an activist who comforted dying bull in ring

Three more fatally gored during weekend bull runs

Three more fatally gored during weekend bull runs

‘Gay pride parades are worse than bullfights’

‘Gay pride parades are worse than bullfights’

Star matador in ‘serious condition’ after goring

Star matador in ‘serious condition’ after goring

Bull shot in the street at fiesta after goring man

Bull shot in the street at fiesta after goring man

Bull gores 89-year-old man to death in Alicante

Bull gores 89-year-old man to death in Alicante

French tourist gored to death by bull in Spain

French tourist gored to death by bull in Spain

Mayor gets death threats over bullfighting row

Mayor gets death threats over bullfighting row

Two Spaniards die after being gored by bulls

Two Spaniards die after being gored by bulls

Olé! San Sebastian overturns bullfight ban

Olé! San Sebastian overturns bullfight ban

Gored bullfighter: ‘My testicle was ripped open’

Gored bullfighter: ‘My testicle was ripped open’

10 brilliant alternatives for Barcelona’s bullring

10 brilliant alternatives for Barcelona’s bullring

Rampaging bull injures 11 at fiesta in Spain

Rampaging bull injures 11 at fiesta in Spain

Desperately seeking… flamenco dancers

Desperately seeking… flamenco dancers

Olé! Madonna orders tour bullfighting suits

Olé! Madonna orders tour bullfighting suits

Could bullfighting be returning to Catalonia?

Could bullfighting be returning to Catalonia?

Matador Madonna in ‘glamourizing gore’ row

Matador Madonna in ‘glamourizing gore’ row

Ex-bullfighter threatens lawyer with hoe

Ex-bullfighter threatens lawyer with hoe

Spanish village swaps bulls for giant balls

Spanish village swaps bulls for giant balls

What’s on in Spain: September

What’s on in Spain: September

Sheikh to turn bullring into mega-mosque

Sheikh to turn bullring into mega-mosque

Star matador gored after rookie mistake

Star matador gored after rookie mistake

Bullfighting groups cry foul over Twitter abuse

Bullfighting groups cry foul over Twitter abuse

VIDEO: Bulls wreak havoc in horror bullfight

VIDEO: Bulls wreak havoc in horror bullfight

In Pictures: Seville’s Flamenco Fair kicks off

In Pictures: Seville’s Flamenco Fair kicks off

Bullfighter fined for cruelty to horse

Bullfighter fined for cruelty to horse

‘Bullfighting will come back to Catalonia’

‘Bullfighting will come back to Catalonia’

Animal-loving Catalans back circus animal ban

Animal-loving Catalans back circus animal ban

Pamela Anderson backs ban of ‘cruel’ bullfights

Pamela Anderson backs ban of ‘cruel’ bullfights

Barcelona snubs prize-winning bullfighter photo

Barcelona snubs prize-winning bullfighter photo

Spain okays bullfighting during kids TV time

Spain okays bullfighting during kids TV time

Spain votes on future of ‘sadistic’ bull festival

Spain votes on future of ‘sadistic’ bull festival

Bull takes on village in savage Spanish festival

Bull takes on village in savage Spanish festival

Activists hijack brutal bull-spearing festival

Activists hijack brutal bull-spearing festival

‘Dizzy’ bullfighter fined for refusing to kill

‘Dizzy’ bullfighter fined for refusing to kill

Bullfights stage free-to-air TV comeback

Bullfights stage free-to-air TV comeback

Bardem movie hit by Barcelona bullfight ban

Bardem movie hit by Barcelona bullfight ban

Nude pic of 83-year-old bullfighter shocks Spain

Nude pic of 83-year-old bullfighter shocks Spain

Runaway bull causes chaos in Malaga

Runaway bull causes chaos in Malaga

Spain’s killer bull kicks the bucket

Spain’s killer bull kicks the bucket

YouTube pulls plug on bloody bullfights

YouTube pulls plug on bloody bullfights

Madrid battles Catalan bullfight ban

Madrid battles Catalan bullfight ban