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Video celebrating the Catalonia bullfighting ban

Watch out! Video contains images of animal cruelty. The Spanish animal welfare party PACMA has published this video showing some gruesome footage of bullfights in Barcelona’s Monumental bull ring, now history following the vote in the Catalan Parliament on 28 … Continue reading

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Bullfighting ban in Catalonia marks the beginning of the end of the cruel blood sport

Bullfighting will be banned in Catalonia from 1 January 2012. A truly historic day for all anti-bullfighting campaigners. For that we owe a huge gratitude to the Prou campaign and others who collected a stunning 180,000 signatures, more than twice … Continue reading

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No more death in the afternoon: Sunday saw Catalonia’s last bullfight

When the international press covers bullfighting it is usually sad news. They run slide shows depicting horrible killing scenes in the arena, cruel fiestas such as the Toro de la Vega or the announcement of the Spanish Government giving bullfighting a … Continue reading

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Is Peru next in banning bullfighting?

Should you believe a minister responsible for bullfighting when she says it is a “terrible sport”? Or is it just a PR stunt to win over voters? I would say, it doesn’t matter as long as bullfighting ceases to exist.  Peru’s … Continue reading

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Official document confirms Indian bullfighting ban

As BBB reported last week, the Indian Government banned bullfighting by adding bulls to a list of protected animals. Now the decision has been published in the official journal of the Government confirming the amendment of the current legislation. It … Continue reading

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India bans bullfighting

The Indian Government has effectively banned bullfighting by adding bulls to a list of protected species in animal welfare legislation, the mysinchew.com news blog reports. The Environment Ministry added bulls to a list in the Prevention of Cruelty Act 1960 … Continue reading

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Decision to give bullfighting ‘cultural status’ is out of touch with reality

The Spanish Government has recognised bullfighting as “an artistic discipline and cultural product” and has made the Ministry of Culture responsible for its development and protection. Commenting on the decision, Florian Leppla, founder of Bye-Bye Bullfighting, the campaign to end … Continue reading

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Successful transformation of a bull ring

Arguments against banning bullfighting are manifold. A lot are ludicrous: ‘bullfighting is art’, ‘it is our cultural heritage’, ‘the bull does not feel pain’. There is, however, a valid economic argument including the loss of jobs in the bullfighting industry. Another obvious question … Continue reading

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Bullfighting banned in Ecuador

In a national referendum a majority of people in Ecuador voted for a ban on bullfighting, ending a 500 year-old tradition, the Irish Times reports. Voters on 7 May 2011 were also asked to decide on a number of measures … Continue reading

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