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October 24, 2020 - International Business Times

PERU: Pandemic Halts Bullfighting Where Animal Rights Activists Couldn't

PERU: Pandemic Halts Bullfighting Where Animal Rights Activists Couldn't
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In a matter of months, the novel coronavirus achieved something that animal rights activists failed to do in decades: put a halt to bullfighting in Peru.

The annual Senor de los Milagros (lord of the miracles) festival at Lima's Acho Bullring that usually takes place in October or November was cancelled this year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The 14,000 capacity Acho Bullring is currently being used to provide shelter for homeless pensioners affected by the pandemic.

"There will be no bulls this year," Rafael Puga, a retired bullfighter who also rears bulls, told AFP. In 1973, he won the Senor de los Milagros festival's top prize, the Escapulario de Oro. It's the first time since the festival began in 1946 that it's been cancelled.

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