peru’s condor controversy

Once a year, dozens of Peruvian mountain towns capture condors and tie them to the backs of bulls for a bullfight in an event known as Yawar Fiesta. The centuries-old practice, linked to the Andean culture in some cases kills or maims the giant birds, which are endangered in Peru. Now, Peruvian legislators are trying to reduce the impact on the condor without infringing on tradition.