Toro!

Seth Victor

Progressive news today, as the Spanish region of Catalonia voted 68 to 55 to ban bullfighting. The ban will take effect in January 2012.  This is the first such ban in mainland Spain, a country where the “sport” has a long tradition. This decision is a huge development, proving that animal abuse should not be tolerated simply because it is cultural or traditional. NYT has the story here. For any Spanish readers, check out the post by Fundación EquAnimal, reporting a little closer to the action, here.

3 Responses

  1. A happy day for all animal rights, To bad for all the bulls that would have loved to smell the flowers together with Ferdinand but can not do so.
    http://finnhjalmar.wordpress.com/2010/07/28/a-l

  2. This is superb news. Considering Spain’s strong identification with bullfighting this is a gigantic step forward. Catalonians who supported the banning of such barbaric acts of animal cruelty and misplaced heroism should be standing tall.

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