Colombia congress passes bill banning bullfighting

29 May 2024
2024-05-29 10:35

Colombia's congress passed a bill Tuesday banning bullfighting, a controversial yet popular pastime in the South American country with hundreds of events drawing thousands of spectators every year.

If approved by leftist President Petro, who has in the past supported restrictions on bullfighting, the ban will come into effect in 2027. The lower house gave the bill the green light with a 93-2 vote.

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