Spanish town holds bull-lancing festival despite protests

To a background of clashes between animal rights activists and participants, a Spanish fighting bull was stabbed to death with lances as the town of Tordesillas held its controversial annual festival on Tuesday. The event had become the focus of demonstrations as opposition has grown to bull-fighting, Spain’s traditional spectacle, and related events such as summer fiestas in which bulls are let loose in town and village streets. During Tordesillas’ “Toro de la Vega” (Bull of the Plain) event, hunters on horseback and on foot chase the bull through a pine forest before killing it.

September 15, 2015 6:46 pm

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