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Spanish government’s announcement re bullfighting can only mean: Remind them that they act against the people’s will!

While Spain, in fact, the whole of Europe, has been occupied with economic matters, ┬ápolitical developments in the most gruesome past time the country has to offer, have been equally grim. A friend of mine who has lived in Barcelona … 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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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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