Bull killing banned at Castilla y León festivals

The animals cannot be killed during traditional public fiestas - such as the gory Toro de la Vega event - but can still be slain in bullfights

During the Toro de Vega event a bull is chased out of town and lanced to death

By Dave Jamieson

Animal rights activists have claimed a partial victory after Castilla y León banned the killing of bulls during traditional festivals. The region is home to the gory Toro de la Vega fiesta during which a bull is chased and killed with lances.

The regional government, based in Valladolid, announced last Thursday that it had passed a decree “banning the death of bulls in public in popular and traditional taurine events”. It added that the move was made “to accommodate the demands of current society”.

Read more in this week’s print edition or go to e-paper


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.