Care2 and WSPA Celebrate New Bullfighting Ban
Care2 is proud to announce that Parliament passed a ban on bullfighting, making Catalonia the first major region of Spain to outlaw the old Spanish tradition. So many of our members fought to make this ban — which will take effect January 01, 2012 — happen.
Bullfighting has been a part of Spanish culture for centuries — and at the cost of several hundreds of thousands of bull’s lives each year. Outraged by the continuation of this tradition, animal groups have fought hard to stop the cruelties that come along with the “sport”. Although some Catalan’s are upset to see an end to this part of their culture, many others around the world see this as a momentous victory that will likely lead to more bans in the future.
“Catalonia is leading the way for bullfighting countries around the world to embrace a modern culture without cruelty,” said Dirk Jan Verdonk, WSPA’s Programmes Manager.
Verdonk expresses his joy in this video:
Congratulations to the bulls and thank you to the citizens of Catalonia, WSPA, Care2 members and everyone else who fought for this ban. Because of your efforts, bulls will soon be safe from the cruelties of bullfighting in Catalonia.
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