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Outrage as bull slaughtered in revenge attack after goring

Animal rights activists have issued a formal complaint after locals in the Extremadura town of Coria lured a bull responsible for goring a man to death into the town square and shot it.

The town of Coria, Spain.
The town of Coria, Spain. Image by pedro / CC BY 2.0

The animal had killed the man during Spain’s San Juan bullfighting festival in June. Locals reportedly cheered as the bull was drawn into the square and then gunned down. Animal rights activists claim the killing is a serious offence under Spain’s recent citizens’ safety law. Read more: telegraph.co.uk