Spanish Matador Israel Lancho Gored Horrifically by Bull (Video)
May 30, 2009
(ChattahBox) — A bad day at work when your a matador is just something you do not want to have. Spanish matador Israel Lancho had one of the worst of days getting gored by a bull in Madrid on Wednesday straight on in the stomach. The Daily Mail reports that the 30-year-old Lancho is in critical condition and likely to be in the intensive care unit of a Madrid hospital for several days but is expected to survive. Lancho reportedly has an eight-inch wound in his abdominal area, but the bull’s horn missed his heart. The incident took place at the San Isidro’s fair in Las Ventas bullring. The disturbing and very graphic video is below (viewer discretion is advised). Recent polls indicate that less than 30% of Spanish citizens favor bullfighting, reflecting an overall trend that animals should be treated more humanely.