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Fighting bulls to get four-million-euro aid package from the Junta

Fighting bulls on the Las Tiesas de Santa María estate.
Fighting bulls on the Las Tiesas de Santa María estate. / EFE
  • The sector has suffered due to the measures imposed during the Covid crisis which has resulted in the suspension of many festivities

The Andalusian Government has presented a strategic plan to support the fighting bull sector, offering a four-million-euro aid package for the breeding farms in Andalucía.

The Junta’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development has presented the plan which aims to compensate the sector for the losses suffered due to the measures imposed during the Covid crisis which has resulted in the suspension of many events.

The aid, which will be granted on a non-competitive basis, will have an initial amount of 250 euros per animal that could increase up to an additional 400 euros, with a maximum 120 animals per beneficiary.

The sector has suffered significant economic losses and it is claimed the situation is having serious consequences and endangering the “valuable genetic heritage” as well as the environmental work of the fighting bull in “sustaining the ecosystem of the countryside”.