This incredible photo marks the
end of Matador Torero Alvaro Munera’s career. He collapsed in remorse mid-fight
when he realized he was having to prompt this otherwise gentle beast to fight.
He went on to become an avid opponent of bullfights. Even grievously wounded by
picadors, he did not attack this man.
Munera is quoted as saying of this moment: “And suddenly, I looked at the bull.
He had this innocence that all animals have in their eyes, and he looked
at me with this pleading. It was like a cry for justice, deep down inside of
me. I describe it as being like a prayer - because if one confesses, it is
hoped, that one is forgiven. I felt like the worst shit on earth.”