September 20, 2008. A monument erected in honor of the Venezuelan killer of bulls, Cesár Girón, was painted in the city of Maracay (Aragua). The word "payaso" ("clown") was painted on the statue. The action took place less than 50 meters from a police station. (photograph from a pro-bullfighting website)

Spanish report:
"pintada la estatua del torero Cesár Girón - Venezuela

'El principio del fin de la Tauromaquía en Venezuela
("The beginning of the end of bullfighting in Venezuela")
20/09/08
Monumento al torero 'Cesár Girón'
Plaza 'La Girondina'
Maracay, Estado Aragua, Venezuela"