Celebrated on the ninth Sunday of January, Goat throwing was a festival in Manganeses de la Polvorosa, province of Zamora, Spain where a group of young men threw a live goat from the top of a church based on local legend. A crowd below would then catch the falling goat with a canvas sheet. Animal rights groups demanded the end of this festival several times, until the practice was banned in 2002. A toy plush goat was thrown in the 2014 celebration.
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