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

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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”.

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