This iconic photograph depicts the end of the career of matador Alvaro Munero. In the midst of the battle, he suddenly, in remorse, sat down at the edge of the arena. After, in an interview, Alvaro will tell: “Suddenly I saw not horns, but the eyes of a bull. He stood in front of me and looked at me. Just stood and watched, making no attempt to attack. The very innocence that all animals have in their eyes looked at me with a plea for help. It was like a cry for justice and somewhere deep inside me, I suddenly realized that he was addressing me the way we address God in prayer: “I don’t want to fight you, please spare me, because I did you nothing wrong. Kill me if you want, if you will, but I do not want to fight with you. ” And I, reading it in his eyes, felt like the worst creature on earth and interrupted the battle. After that I became a vegetarian and started fighting bullfighting. “

This story was published back in 2012. After thousands of other foreign publications told about this case, millions learned about the matador Alvaro Munero, and the photo became one of the most recognizable.

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