The mother of the bull that killed Spanish matador Victor Barrio is to be slaughtered in a bid to kill off the bloodline, it has been claimed.
The 29-year-old died after being gored in the thigh and chest in the bullring at the central city of Teruel on Saturday.
But now the mother will be killed despite a protest from animal rights activists who believe the cow, named Lorenza, should be spared.
It’s inspired the hashtag #SalvemosALorenza (#SaveLorenza). The mothers of ‘killer bulls’ are automatically destroyed according to Spanish customs.
Animal rights group Pacma said: ‘Kill the animals, the people and sentence to death the cows, which breed the bulls.’
The bull that killed Victor is believed to have been killed already. Some Spanish newspapers have reported that Lorenza is already dead from old age.
Pacma added that it wanted the practice to end: ‘We reject the traditions based on violence, revenge and blood. The mother of Lorenzo, the bull they call the murderer, is being sent to slaughter to end the race.