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Spain suspended the 12th bull fight festival after matadors got injured by bulls

May 23, 2014 18:50 IST

Spain on 22 May 2014 suspended the 12th bull fight festival (called San Isidro festival in Spain) after matadors got injured by bulls. The fight was suspended after the bulls injured two matadors torero, David Mora and Antonio Nazare and tossed a third one, Jimenez Fortes, into the air.

It was for the first time that event had been suspended in 35 years.

The two bulls were Deslio, a 532-kilogram animal from the El Ventorrillo breeding ranch, and the 537-kilogram Feten of the Los Chospes ranch.

About San Isidro (Bull fighting) Festival

Every year around 15 May, the famed San Isidro (bull fighting) Festival are held in Madrid.

Approximately 2000 bullfights are held each year in Spain in a tradition that dates back 4000 years.

Bull fighting (also known as Corrida) is still permitted in a majority of Spanish regions. In 2013, it was granted the traditional cultural heritage status by the Spain’s Congress to protect it from further bans.

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