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Bullfighting is a central part of these cities' annual festivals, right along with parades, beauty queens and salsa music. Who'd have thought that killing and mutilating could be so family friendly?
Colombia does have a law against cruelty to animals, but the law has four exeptions, out of tradition, including bullfighting and cockfighting.
Bullfighting's popularity has unquestionably declined, and last year a court ruled that the government shouldn't spend money on the sport, perhaps dooming it to disappearance.
Such a fate would please many animal rights advocates, but sadden supporters of tradition and the fiesta brava's life and death blood sport drama.
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