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Mexico's bullfighting ban stalls, fighters carry on

A Mexican banderillero adjusts his montera before the start of a bullfight at La Mexico bullring in Mexico City, Sept. 16, 2012.

Edgard Garrido / Reuters — A legislative initiative to ban bullfighting in the country's capital has stalled since April due to a lack of consensus among the seven political parties. The initiative is a direct result of Catalonia's ban of the sport in 2010 launched last year by the Ecologist Green Party of Mexico (PVEM) and supported by the country's animal rights groups.

Aspiring bullfighter Mirafuentes de Anda, 20, waves a cape in front of a bull at La Mexico bullring in Mexico City, Sept. 16.

Apprentice bullfighter Mario 'mayito' Bueno, 13, poses for a photograph during an Under 14 Apprentice Bullfighting competition at the Arroyo bullring in Mexico City, Sept. 8.

A matador's bull training aid sits at La Mexico bullring in Mexico City, Sept. 16.

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