Bullfighting part of Chinese culture

Spain and Portugal are famous for bullfighting, but the sport is also popular in parts of China, where bulls fight it out in a different way. There are no matadors. Instead, bulls just batter each, often galloping at full speed, until the loser runs away.     

According to the Wall Street Journal, this fall’s top contender in Yunnan Province, in southwest China, is named Optimus Prime (a character in the Transformer series of movies). And the newspaper refers to the animal as the bullfighting equivalent of Mike Tyson. Optimus Prime is fed pork most days. On fighting day, he gets to eat eggs between rounds.  

Better Farming - November 2012