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Bullfighting Dad Causes Uproar In Spain

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El País, Jan. 26, 2016

Spain is waving a red flag at famous bullfighter Francisco Rivera Ordóñez after he posted a picture of himself taunting a bloody calf while holding his five-month-old daughter.

Ordóñez posted the photograph, featured Tuesday on the front page of Spain's leading daily El País, on his official Instagram account a day before.

The caption reads: "Carmen's debut, she's the 5th generation of fighters in our family . My grandfather and my father were bullfighters. My dad did this with me and I've done it with my daughter Cayetana and now with Carmen #bloodpride"

Bullfighting remains a highly divisive tradition in the country, with supporters defending it as cultural heritage and animal rights activists denouncing it as a gory spectacle.

El País reports that other bullfighters came to Ordóñez's defense, posting similar shots on both Twitter and Instagram, while Spain's Health Minister Alfonso Alonso commented that the torero"s picture was "not suitable for minors" and that he would receive "a warning."

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