Sabanalarga, Colombia – A bullfighting festival in a small northern municipality of Colombia left at least 10 people seriously injured over the weekend, according to local media reports.
Dozens of thrill-seekers in the town of Sabanalarga ventured into the ring for a turn taunting or chasing a bull, either on foot or on horseback.
The unlucky or the slow were tossed into the air by the bull’s horns.
Some participants enter the ring intoxicated by alcohol, giving them a false sense of security and increasing the risk of injury.
However, in spite of the risks, hundreds of young men took part in the festival of their own volition.