A SPANISH town faces a €30,000 fine after a bull was ‘executed’ by shotgun in the street. The bull had gored a man to death the previous day. Guardia Civil have been investigating the killing, which took place surrounded by crowds in Coria, Extremadura, after the animal had gored a spectator, Martin Caballero, during the local bull running festival in June.
The 43-year-old father of one was part of a crowd who had rushed forward to taunt the bull, known as Guapeton, before retreating behind bars. But the bull responds, and he gores Caballero through the bars. The man was taken to hospital with a huge wound in his stomach and head injuries, but medical staff were unable to save his life.
Townspeople took their revenge next day, and a video on youtube shows Guapeton surrounded by a crowd as a man raises a shotgun, fires, and the bull falls to the ground.
The animal rights organisation Partido Animalista filed a complaint with the Guardia Civil, meaning the town could now have to pay a €30,000 fine for allowing the execution to happen.