26 Sep '11, 4am

Happy news! Barcelona holds its last bullfight.

Centuries after Spanish-style bullfighting first emerged in the Catalonian capital of Barcelona, spear-wielding matadores have proven themselves yet again to be victorious in battle against confused, domesticated bulls -- and for the last time. Over the weekend, the region held its final bullfight before a sold-out crowd numbering near 20,000, with many voicing their disappointment over legislation that will ban the practice outright to go into effect at the start of 2012. Animal rights supporters, on the other hand, laud Catalonia's parliament for being the first in mainland Spain to outlaw what many consider the blatant torture of animals for entertainment. Although many consider bullfighting to be an integral part of Catalonian and Spanish culture -- not to mention a healthy tourist draw -- the regional government voted to ban the bloodsport after 180,000 signatures wer...

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