Peruvian protesters call on government not to ban blood sports

Peru's bullfighter Andres Roca Rey performs during a bullfight at the Canaveralejo bullring in Cali. 


PERU - Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets of Lima in Peru. 

They're calling on government not to consider banning blood sports, saying it will harm their traditions. 

In the last few months, animal activists have pushed for government to consider abolishing bullfighting and cockfighting.

Bullfighting was introduced to Peru by the Spaniards in 1558. 

Peru is one of only eight countries where bullfighting is still legal. 

It's already been outlawed in parts of Spain.


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