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Congress considers law that would ban use of elephants in circuses

US circuses are circling the wagons against a proposed law in Congress that would ban using elephants under the big top, a tradition that animal rights activists say causes terrible suffering. The bill, introduced this month in the House of Representatives by Virginia Congressman Jim Moran, aims directly at traveling…

Spanish matadors slay bulls for last time in Catalonia

Spain’s finest matadors will slay their prey in Catalonia’s historic last bullfight Sunday, a spectacle to be played out before 18,000 fans in a sold-out Barcelona arena. The unequal duel between man and beast on the sands of the century-old Monumental bullring is the final combat before a permanent ban…

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