Catalan parliament bans bullfighting
Catalonia's parliament on Wednesday voted to ban bullfighting from January 1, 2012 becoming the first region in mainland Spain to act against the centuries old tradition.
The ban was approved with 68 votes in favour and 55 against.
The motion tightens Catalonia's animal protection law to remove an exception for bullfights from a ban on killing or mistreating animals in shows.
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