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Spanish region bans bull killing in traditional festivals

General May 19, 2016

A horseman stabs a bull with a spear during the 'Toro de la Vega' festival in Tordesillas on September 17, 2013Authorities in the Spanish region of Castilla y Leon on Thursday announced a ban on the killing of bulls during traditional festivals, in a partial victory for animal rights activists. The decree targets the northern region's controversial Toro de la Vega bull run, which takes place every year in the town of Tordesillas and sees crowds on foot and horseback chase the animal, taking stabs at it with lances until they kill it. "The government has approved… a decree banning the death of bulls in public in popular and traditional taurine events," authorities in Castilla y Leon said in a statement.


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