Thousands of Sheep Replace Cars in the Middle of Madrid for 25th Annual Tradition

Thousands of Sheep Replace Cars in the Middle of Madrid for 25-Year-Old Annual Tradition
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You could say people in Madrid were feeling a little sheepish.

About 2,000 sheep and 100 goats lined the streets instead of cars during their annual migration through Spain’s capital Sunday for the Fiesta de la Transhumancia.

Started in 1994 by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, the annual event lets shepherds allow their animals to flock from northern Spain to the southern region for winter grazing, Reuters reports. 

A few centuries ago, the sheep would’ve had to trot through undeveloped countryside. With this shortcut, the sheep travel through some of Madrid’s busiest streets.

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