Muzzled: Tame bull planned for Fornalutx correbou

UNFAIR GAME: Fornalutx correbou to change dramatically.

A TAME bull will be used during the Fornalutx correbou (bull run) in September.

The decision comes after a new animal protection law banned the harming of bulls during fights and other traditional events.

Fornalutx’s correbou spectacle has persisted for more than a century. But the council couldn’t prove that it had taken place every single year for 100 years, and therefore gain protected status a cultural heritage.

For the first time in history, this year a tame bull will be borrowed from a local farmer. Instead of being slaughtered it will be returned to the farmer after the event.

Mayor Antoni Aguilo has said the controversial law, which passed in the Balearic Parliament last month, spelled the end for the Fornalutx correbou. The mayor believes the event will fail financially as bull spectacle enthusiasts ignore the watered down affair.

Animal rights groups have welcomed the decision, arguing that the bull suffers humiliation at the hands of spectators before it is killed.

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    • wyn

      01 August 2017 • 21:52

      it’s not good enough. Stop it completely. FOREVER. Spend money Mr Mayor on DECENT tourist attractions, people won’t stay away if you STOP CRUELTY.

    • felipe

      03 August 2017 • 09:44

      And the Mayor who should be giving a good example is more interested in the financial status…not with welfare of animal rights…
      Nothing surprising about the greed in this government…seems to be the norm here…

    • clac

      26 October 2017 • 13:56

      The picture reveals everything you need to know about this spectacle. This is not a cultural heritage event, it’s a bunch of testosterone-fueled barbaric men behaving like medieval beasts. It attracts despicable behaviour not to mention the cruelty inflicted on the animal.


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