Korea’s Bullfighting Tournament Suspended After 27 Years

The First Local Government To Abolish Bullfighting

Jeongeup-si, Jeollabuk-do, Korea, is expected to become the first local government to abolish bullfighting. The city had suspended the event in 2019 due to COVID-19 but announced its return earlier this year, drawing criticism from animal rights groups. This will be the first time in 27 years that the competition will not be held due to unfunded mandates.

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An official said, “We haven’t held the competition for four years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the number of fighting cattle farmers has decreased, and social awareness has changed, so we haven’t budgeted for next year. It’s not confirmed that it will be canceled, but we need to see the situation next year.”

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