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The death of bullfighting

Is this the end of a favorite Catalonian custom?

The death of bullfighting

In the 1900s, Barcelona was one of the world's most celebrated bullfighting cities. With its three bullrings, it hosted more bullfights than any other Spanish city.

But this June, the Parliament of Catalonia, an autonomous region in northeastern Spain, voted to abolish bullfighting in the region.

An animal rights group, Prou forced the debate after gathering more than 180,000 signatures. The decision will force the closure of Barcelona's Plaza Monumental, Catalonia's only remaining active bullfighting ring.