Spain's public TV has broadcast a live bullfight for the first time in six years after conservative PM Mariano Rajoy lifted a ban on the tradition. The fight was screened on Television Espanola (TVE).
Pro-bullfighting supporters, who include
Rajoy, say the tradition is an art form deep rooted in Spanish history.
The previous socialist government cut live transmissions as they were costly and aired in children's viewing time, traditionally at 6pm.
Rajoy's election last December,
and the subsequent change of management at Spain's public broadcaster paved the way for the return of bullfighting to TVE.
TVE will now air a short series of fights in the coming months.
Opponents argue that the sport is barbaric, with the
odds heavily stacked against the animals, which suffer unnecessary torment.