|Text on Button||BULL FIGHTS SOUVENIR TIJUANA, B C MEXICO|
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The practice of bullfighting in Mexico goes back at least 500 years ago. The bullfighting season in Tijuana Mexico is from May to October with a bull fight occurring every other Sunday. Bullfighting pits a human versus a bull in an enclosed ring. The object is for the matador to subdue the bull. There are many styles, rules and cultural expectations associated with bullfighting around the world. In Mexico, the bull is maimed throughout the encounter then ceremoniously killed with a sword. While the tradition of bullfighting continues in Tijuana, the Mexican states of Sonora, Guerrero, and Coahuila have banned the practice.