Sheep Invade Madrid

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Last Sunday, over 2,000 sheep were herded through the bustling Spanish capital in an effort to raise awareness about grazing and animal migration rights. Traditional sheep rearing—a dearly held Spanish tradition—is threatened by industrial agriculture and urban sprawl, a result of swelling population growth. Certain shepherding routes date back 800 years, and shepherds and activists alike halted traffic as they passed through the city’s busiest areas.