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Shambo The Sacred Bull

How a bull's health led to a stand-off between monks and the Welsh government in 2007.

In July 2007, a standoff between monks and the Welsh government made headlines around the world. At issue was the fate of Shambo, a sacred bull which had tested positive for bovine tuberculosis. Shambo was eventually removed by police during a religious ceremony and taken away for slaughter. Simon Watts talks to Swami Suryananda, one of the monks who fought to keep the bull alive.

PHOTO: Shambo (Press Association)

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