It’s Official: Bullfighting Is Banned in Catalonia
  • 03
  • Jan

It’s Official: Bullfighting Is Banned in Catalonia

As the bells rang in the New Year, they marked a new, kinder future. The long-awaited day that both Catalans and compassionate people around the globe have been waiting for has arrived. As of yesterday, bullfighting in Catalonia is officially a thing of the past!

The people have spoken: cruelty to animals – disguised as “tradition” – will no longer be tolerated. Various cities and towns across Spain, France, Portugal, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador have all recently declared themselves anti-bullfighting, and now Catalonia has become the second Spanish region to ban bullfighting outright, after the Canary Islands in 1991. According to a 2009 Gallup survey, 76 per cent of Spaniards have no interest in attending or supporting bullfights.

Pamplona Anti Bullfighting Demonstration 2011

PETA and AnimaNaturalis demonstration in Pamplona just weeks before the vote took place

This momentum must continue, so please take action today to help us bring an end to bullfighting wherever it takes places.

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  1. avatar John Alexander Gibson says:

    This is so great, the ending of bull fighting in Catalonia will save thousands of bulls from being cruelly murdered. This is great news for animal rights, great job PETA.

  2. avatar Silvia says:

    Perchè cavolo non mettete le date agli articoli?
    Why,on earth,you don’t put dates on articles?

  3. avatar Silvia says:

    Anyway,it’s great!

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  8. avatar Wowzers says:

    Catalonia 2010, matadors and bulls zero!

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