Sunday, 25 September 2011

Bullfighting in Barcelona to end with Catalonia ban

Bullfighting fans in Catalonia are set to see the last fights before a ban on the age-old tradition comes into effect in Spain's north-eastern region. About 20,000 spectators are expected to fill Barcelona's Monumental arena, where top matadors will be performing.

Catalonia's lawmakers voted for the ban - the first in Spain - last year after 180,000 people signed a petition. They say the bullfighting is barbaric, but opponents say they will challenge the ban in Spain's top court.

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