In South America, a troupe of dwarf bullfighters have been touring the continent, trying to raise awareness and change people’s perception of little people.
Instead of fighting full grown adult bulls, they fight calves so there’s less chance of injury.
And unlike traditional bullfights where the bulls are eventually slaughtered for “sport”, these fights involve no injuries.
To the bulls at least.
One of the performers said:
“I think Americans may not understand what we do.
They may think we go out there to be laughed at, but that’s not the case.
If a little person can fight a bull, he can do anything. That’s what we’re trying to prove.”
The men perform about 100 shows a year, battling bulls to show that just because you’re short, doesn’t mean you don’t have as much (or more) courage or ability than anyone else.
These guys are so inspirational.
You go, little bullfighters!
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