Catalan parliament bans bullfighting

28th July 2010, Comments 1 comment

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.

© 2010 AFP

1 Comment To This Article

  • Irene Hay posted:

    on 29th July 2010, 11:51:07 - Reply

    WONDERFUL NEWS that the Catalan Parliament has banned bull fighting! Three Cheers! Now when visiting Europe my husband and I will defintiely visit the Catalonia area. Pity the ban does not come in until 2012 but MARVELLOUS NEWS nevertheless!