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”.