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Spain's State Broadcasting Network Announces It Will No Longer Show Bullfights

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, bullfights, Spain, protection, environment, suffering )

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Spain's leading broadcaster said Saturday it will no longer show the country's centuries-old tradition of bullfighting in order to protect children from viewing violence.

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Judith K. (93)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 8:00 am
Small step, but I want to see all bull fights banned around the world.

Marti Williams (170)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 8:16 am
Thanks Cher...a small step for the end of this barbaric tradition...

Alice C. (1797)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 9:38 am
Good move in the right direction.

Michela M. (4008)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 10:16 am

Monique Pouchet (236)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 10:19 am
cONGRATULATIONS! i think you should write to congratulate.

Brittany D. (28)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 10:37 am
Good, but instead of hiding bullfights, they need to be banned altogether.

Chelsie H. (19)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 10:52 am
Good! Now bullfighting needs to be stopped all together

Ramona Thompson (210)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 11:09 am
A small step of progress, but an appreciated one.

Does this mean if we do not see it, that it does not happen? NO!!!!!!!

tracey p. (81)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 11:13 am
This is good news. It might lessen the desire for it, leading to the eventual abolishing of the whole tragic business. A real step forward. Fingers crossed that this terrible pracice is soon consigned to history.

Iris F. (0)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 11:13 am
As others have said, it's a good start. Hopefully, this also means that with no viewing audience, the bull fighters will lose money and eventually ban this practice. THanks for sharing.

michael vickers (6)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 11:18 am
Excellent news. I hope that this decision will eventually lead to the end of this cruel and unnecessary spectacle.

Peggy A. (109)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 11:31 am

Deb E. (63)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 11:52 am
Wow! The U.S. could learn a thing or two about how violence affects children! Spain is not going to show these horrid acts of violence against animals so that children won't be viewing violence, and here we are, in the U.S., allowing kids to see random acts of bloody gore almost every day in the nightly news broadcasts. This is wonderful news about a decision to protect children which, hopefully, will cause the animal cruelty of bullfighting to eventually stop for good.

BROOKE W. (71)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 12:07 pm

Cindy C. (125)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 12:26 pm
oh that is so great and lets hope that others will do the same - I am praying for this blood evil sports to be ended

Ken L. (75)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 12:51 pm
Heard it all before.........There are so many other spanish TV channels . It should be banned in all channels.
furthermore Bullfighting should not even exist,it has no place in today,s world.

Nancy sands (448)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 12:53 pm
Put one foot in front of the other and soon you'll be walking cross the floor!

Krasimira B. (175)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 2:50 pm
A promissing beginning! Send a comment. Noted, thank you Cher for posting.

Jeannette A. (137)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 2:54 pm
It is a step in the right direction but pressure must be continued to close down ALL publicity for ANY bullfight!

Rhonda Conway (41)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 3:55 pm
Now just get rid of the horrific ullfights! Great news. Thanks Cher

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 4:01 pm
good news, thanks Cher, noted

Irene Leggett (0)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 4:04 pm
One small step for humanity and compassion but it could lead to giant leaps in the future. Bullfighting belongs in the past.....

Michael Carney (217)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 6:37 pm
Noted...Very glad to hear this news...I know this may sound silly, but sadly I have seen a couple of Bull Fights, on TV, and I've always found myself hoping the Bull wins...The sheer crulity of seeing a human being slowly torture a bull, has always infuriated me, and I hoped the bull got them instead...Ole, that

James W. (264)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 7:52 pm

Dotti L. (85)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 9:09 pm
Don't just stop showing it, STOP it all together.

pam w. (138)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 9:25 pm
This is a tradition which extends back thousands of years. It takes more than a few petitions to stop it. I'm not excusing it--I'm just saying.....this goes all the way back to ancient Egyptians and Crete. It's deeply ingrained in the Mediterranean culture.

Ralph F. (68)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 9:52 pm
As a little kid, when I came across a bullfight on the local UHF TV station (remember them?) in Spanish, I would immediately start cheering for the bull to knock the matador for a loop, despite knowing what the inevitable outcome would be.

Sue ( Snow Owl) Clayton (4)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 9:54 pm
The first step is usually the hardest so hopefully, it will be a bit easier to have bullfighting banned altogether. I do realize this is very traditional for the people of Spain and boys grow up actually praying that they will become great bullfighters. However, with better education on animal cruelty maybe that can be changed also. Praying for the protection of the bulls.

jaya Sinha (26)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 9:57 pm
Thank GOD."All beings are fond of themselves, they like pleasure, they hate pain, they shun destruction, they want life and want to live long. To all life is dear; hence their life should be protected."

Alejandra Vega (139)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 10:17 pm
Good start...

Marta B. (45)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 10:53 pm
Thanks Cher!

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 10:55 pm

Rosemary Rannes (655)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 11:11 pm
Great step forward ... keep on fighting the "good fight" everyone ! Thanks Cher : )

Mac R. (289)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 11:14 pm
About time! The rest of the world got way past thinking bull fighting was sport a long time ago.

Joy Wong (99)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 11:18 pm
That' s a good start, wish they will Ban, Abolish this cruelty towards these poor bulls.

gerlinde p. (161)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 12:22 am

Ester Hellen (228)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 12:40 am
Finally a good step forward

Chris E. (50)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 1:21 am
Moving ahead!

SANJA l. (96)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 1:27 am
Good. Finally.

Brittany Valdes-pages (197)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 3:13 am

Nicole McNally (18)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 3:44 am
This is fantastic news! There's still a long way to go, but it is definitely a step in the right direction!

Arild Warud (174)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 4:28 am
Greate start to solve the problem, TY Cher.

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 5:31 am
It helps a little bit - but stop the bull fighting all together - that is victory!

june bullied (553)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 5:53 am
its a start. lets hope it spreads worldwide.

Cheryl B. (64)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 6:36 am
great news

Jill Vickerman (416)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 7:14 am
It is a start, thanks for the news Cher, maybe for Spain it is a big thing this, taking it off TV....when it is childrens viewing time, goodness, about time! The last thing id want my kids to see is some idiot stabbing a bull to death.

Wednesday January 12, 2011, 8:26 am
GREAT NEWS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Richard E Cooley (0)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 8:39 am
Thank you Spain for making this positive step forward.

Buffy F. (93)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 9:24 am
Wow!!!! Cool!!!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 9:29 am
How will people know that this horror is ongoing? When with the actual torturing of the bulls be banned? I witnessed a bull fight at the tender age of 1 and 1/2. I shall never forget it, and it taught me more tan day to day normalcy does. I saw how gross and gory the auras were on every adult in the stadium. They were black and red, beasts, as they relished the cruelty and blood! A lesson learned. Children see clearly how evil cruelty is, and to place a sentient being in a confined space , preventing escape, and proceeding to torture the animals to death, has an impact of young souls before they are socialized to accept cruelty. I say EXPOSE ALL CRUELTY. Place Surveillance cameras in all slaughterhouses, farms., shelters, etc. When we pretend that it doesn't exist, change can not occur. Awareness recedes. Inaction gets us nowhere, & does not lead to helping those who are begging us for help! End Gory cruelty to all sentient beings. Go VEG, and eliminate 90% of all the horrors and agony by this simple choice. Veg food is GOOD! Karma for planet will improve vastly! Killing humans will decrease as well. Every thing rises.

Ana Fontan (16)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 9:36 am
Did they really realized that children shouldnīt see violence at last and after centuries of showing animal cruelty to them???? Oh Jesus, thatīs something to celebrate, specially for the sake of bulls!!!

Sharon Balloch (127)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 9:48 am
goodie goodie gum drops.. now if they could stop them entirely that would be nice.. thanks

Bonny G. (0)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 10:29 am
Wow! A double BRAVO day on two fronts: no broadcasting of bull fights (shall we have dancing in the streets when they stop them altogether - yes) and the Sea Shepard folks are giving the Japanese whaling fleet hell!

Marilyn M. (145)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 10:45 am
Noted. Thank you, Cher. They should stop broadcasting bull torture on all Spanish TV channels and, in fact, end the torture altogether.

Debra S. (4)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 11:42 am
This doesn't mean they are stopping or banning this cruel act, they just will not be broadcasting it!!!!

Ruth R. (249)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 12:55 pm
Noted, shared, Thanks.

Roger Garin-michaud (154)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 1:47 pm
great news thanks !

Roxana J. (0)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 6:23 pm
This is great news... doing the right thing one step a a time, hopefull bullfight will be part of the pass soon.

Cristina M. (137)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 10:53 pm
This is great! One step forward to ending the bloody entertainment that bullfighting is. Inexplicable that such barbarity can still continue in the XX century in Spain. Bravo! Stop transmitting disgusting entertainment and educate people about compassion toward animals and the environment.

Emma B. (7)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 11:59 pm
Great news !!

Beanie Hudson (40)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 4:41 am
Definitely agree with the comment below me. Bullfighting is disgusting.

Gary C. (5)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 8:33 am
noted thankyou ....

. (0)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 8:41 am
noted, good news now next im hoping for a complete ban. I wished they could use mechanical bulls stead of real ones

Jo-Ann Harris (85)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 4:12 pm
This is such a disgusting sport. It's nice to hear small steps are being taken to eliminate it all together. I don't see how people can get pleasure from seeing a bull teased and tormented only to end up dying a slow a painful death, before the matador decides to finish off the poor animal.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 11:35 am
noted...and this is good news to try to protect the children...but we cannot forget that these fights are still going on....and our mission is to stop this cruelty forever....

J. G. (55)
Saturday January 22, 2011, 5:10 pm
Good news
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