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Catalonia court case threatens Spanish bull-fighting

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It is one of Spain's best known images but bullfighting could soon be banned in Barcelona.

The parliament of Catalonia, in the east of the Spain, is considering a proposal to change local animal protection laws.

The move would make bullfighting illegal.

Spain's matadors fear the rest of the country could then follow suit.

Sarah Rainsford reports.

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