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Catalonia to Become First Spanish Region to Ban 'Sadistic Spectacle' of Bullfighting


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Simone
- 3441 days ago - mailonsunday.co.uk
Catalonia is set to become the first region in mainland Spain to ban bullfighting following a campaign by animal rights activists. The area's regional parliament today took a major step towards outlawing the tradition. It voted by 67 votes to 59



   

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Past Member (0)
Friday December 18, 2009, 7:42 am
aw great, i'm so glad they're taking a stand to end this! (:
 

Jason Green (235)
Friday December 18, 2009, 7:59 am
Yeah for Catalonia!!!!!!!!
 

Debbie G (306)
Friday December 18, 2009, 8:03 am
This is great, a step in the right direction for Spain, who has a terrible record of allowing animal abuse (it's way more than bullfighting, that's just the most visible). Thanks Simone.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday December 18, 2009, 10:21 am
noted!
 

Frank G (211)
Friday December 18, 2009, 1:13 pm
Great to finally get some good news on ending bulltorturing! The law will not actually be voted on till April. I thank Brigitte Bardot for her efforts, as well as the efforts of so many activists around the world, including Care2 members.
 

gerlinde p (161)
Saturday December 19, 2009, 5:00 am
that`s some good news. thankyou simone.
 

Maura Graham (31)
Saturday December 19, 2009, 7:03 am
Great news! I hope that the rest of Spain will follow Cataluņa´s lead.
 

Ken L (28)
Saturday December 19, 2009, 12:34 pm
Great News .....Was begining to think it would never happen in my lifetime. Hoping the rest of Spain follow Catalonia,s Example.
 

Sylvia W (46)
Saturday December 19, 2009, 1:07 pm
Good for Catalonia! This barbaric brutal "sport" has no place in a modern, enlightened society and I hope the rest of Spain follows suit. The revenue they lose by stopping these bloody spectacles can be made up in many other ways, so that is no excuse.
 

Marilyn K (50)
Saturday December 19, 2009, 2:11 pm
I equate "Bull Fighting" along with "Dog Fighting". Both are inhumane, barbaric and disgusting to force animals to fight for their lives and people taking pleasure in this. It can't come soon enough to end this every where and any where.
 

David B (34)
Saturday December 19, 2009, 2:15 pm
as i've said ,a small step forward!! awesome ! thank you Simone.
 

kaisuorvokki m (26)
Saturday December 19, 2009, 2:23 pm
Great news! Go Catalonia!
 

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Saturday December 19, 2009, 6:22 pm
Good news!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 19, 2009, 7:43 pm
Fantastic news.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 20, 2009, 3:52 am
Congratulations to the Catalonia government and the people of Catalonia for taking this action.For far to long this gruesome spectacle has been allowed to continue unabated it was time to bring it to an end.
 

. (0)
Sunday December 20, 2009, 6:38 am
Great news... and my praises go out to those who made this possible...
 

Patricia C (96)
Sunday December 20, 2009, 9:28 am
Noted, thank you. This is wonderful news if it passes! I have a terrible feeling that the "pro bullfighting" sector will be very busy until April, defending their right to torture animals in the name of "culture". Bless all those who are actively fighting to end this horrible spectacle.
 

Alicia V (181)
Sunday December 20, 2009, 9:31 am
Hopefully our whole country will ban this horror.
 

Elaine W (103)
Sunday December 20, 2009, 11:05 am
Well done. Now the rest of Spain take notice & do likewise.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Sunday December 20, 2009, 1:26 pm
Hurray , good news !!
 

Casey Broughton (27)
Sunday December 20, 2009, 4:21 pm
interesting....while this is definitely good news, i wonder what it will do to the culture. bullfighting is a spanish tradition. we'll see how it goes!
 
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