"iOlé, Miss.!" by Jackblog | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS

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iOlé, Miss.!

A different kind of BS is coming to the capital city.

In December, what organizers say is Mississippi's first ever bullfight charges into the Kirk Fordice Equine Center, next to the Jackson Coliseum, at the state fairgrounds.

I know, you're saying to yourself that bullfighting is cruel and barbaric. To that, the organizers say through a statement: "While traditional bullfighting ends in the killing of the bull in the arena (except in Portugal, that is illegal), this exhibition will NOT end in the bulls’ death. The bullfighting will be authentic in every way, but the bulls will NOT be killed."

That's not to say that the who isn't still muy peligroso as it still involves relatively tiny men taunting a 2,000-pound animal.

It'll be fun for the whole family. Admission is free for children 5 and under; for everyone over 6, it costs $25 to see "internationally known, professional award-winning toreros and matadors Alberto Valente and Alberto 'El Cuate' Espinoza of Mexico."

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or at the box office.

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