Animal Rights

Spain Ends Ban on Bullfighting Broadcasts

The new prime minister is a fan of the controversial sport

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Bullfights returned live to Spanish state TV with a glittering and music-filled display on Wednesday evening, six years after the fights were banned from the widely watched public channel.

The broadcast featured three of Spain's most famous bullfighters and bulls by a renowned breeder, giving a boost to a tradition hit hard by declining popularity and a dire economic crisis.