While bullfighting is banned in some jurisdictions, they still take place in many countries around the world. Before the fight begins, the bull is often stabbed with a pic, which is driven into the back muscle by a heavy lancet to reduce the bull’s movement. After being stabbed multiple times and bled to exhaustion, the bull is killed with a sword thrust through the spinal column. Horses used in bullfighting are blindfolded so they can’t run away from the bull and often suffer injuries or die, despite their heavy amour. At the end of a fight, Matadors are awarded with the bull’s ear or tail after a particularly “good” performance.