Seeing a fighting bull emerge alive from an arena after a bullfight is a rare moment and constitutes an event in the bullfighting world. The odds are low, rare are the creators of being able to rejoice with grace in an arena as prestigious as that of Nîmes.
However, this is what has just happened to Gamus, a bull owned by Biterrois breeder Robert Margé installed on 1,000 hectares in Fleury-d’Aude. The five-year-old was forgiven for his bravery late Sunday afternoon during the last bullfight at this Feria des Vendanges.
Six Robert Margé bulls were featured during a single against all with Antonio Ferrera
This is the third time that the former director of the Béziers arenas, 67, has experienced such apotheosis. But is a great first in such an important arena for the Biterrois cattle rancher. A consecration, the culmination of a long process. Robert Margé does not hide his pride.
Gamus, reference to a great gladiator
“I felt an immense emotion in the arenas. The fruit of the work of an entire family for years. For creation it is a tremendous impulse. And so I thank Gamus from the bottom of my heart because he expressed all the quintessence of what a brave bull is”.
The five-year-old returned to the meadow in the midst of his family on Sunday night, after being immediately seen by a veterinarian. The next 10 days are crucial. Despite its injuries, the animal should be fine.
“With social media, everyone saw the video of his fight. (see below). All of Spain called me. I received hundreds of messages.”
“We’ll see you like milk on fire.”
“Our vet is very optimistic, says Robert Marge, but the next 48 hours are crucial. We come by your side three times a day to check your health. Then he will be a real pasha.”
“I’ve been talking to my animals constantly since birth. Earlier, as we approached, he was listening to me. His look said a lot. I really hope we save him.”
“I cried with joy when this bull walked out of the arena alive. My son Olivier accompanied me on Sunday night. We cried in each other’s arms. We are proud of the work done. You can’t imagine our joy. involved for decades.”
“If the grace of bulls didn’t exist, I would never have sent my animals to an arena. They should have a chance to come back alive.”
If Robert Margé left the post of director of the Béziers arenas at the end of 2020, he continues, despite his age, to take care of his animals in his breeding on a thousand hectares “My beasts are all my passion”, concludes the ganadero de biterrois.