El reto soez de Gonzalo Caballero en presencia del rey Juan Carlos. Opinión de Juan Miguel Núñez

Vaya lío con Gonzalo Caballero en la presentación de la próxima Feria de San Isidro, en la gala que tuvo la semana pasada en el ruedo de Las Ventas –acondicionado para la ocasión con una gran y confortable carpa- con la presencia del mismísimo rey emérito don Juan Carlos y su hija la infanta Elena. Un enredo que no ha dejado a nadie indiferente.

Around the sand. Ban the (word) “bullfight”! Part III

Beneath a photograph of dozens of pigs crammed so closely together that some didn’t even have room to stand — they were held aloft by being wedged between the bodies of others — I read the news that a move to have pigs chemically castrated (“it makes their balls shrivel up”) to prevent the release of hormones that give pork a taste that is disliked by consumers is causing concern about the drug’s possible effect on humans. Advocates of the drug, i.e. big agri-business, claim that it’s better than the pertaining method of physical castration without anaesthetic, meaning presumably that it’s less messy and time-consuming, i.e. labour-intensive.