Leandro Penna took his girlfriend to watch the brutal sport

Katie Price watched on in horror and disgust last week as she attended a bullfight with boyfriend Leandro Penna and his family.

Bullfighting, which sees large spikes driven into the animals’ flesh before the eventual slaughter, has been condemned by animal rights groups worldwide.

I admit I was shocked by its brutality and I would not go again,’ she says.

But I can now say that with knowledge of the experience.’

Katie, 33, went to the arena with Leandro, 26, and his parents Hector and Mercedes – children Harvey, 9, Junior, 6, and Princess, 4, were not present to watch the gory display.

Leo and I were invited and I did not want to offend, especially given Leo‘s Latin origins,’ she tells The People.

I did not imagine it would be so shocking but it is part of Spanish culture. I don’t want to disrespect that.’

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