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Bullfighting has now been banned in Balearic Islands

Bullfighting has now been banned in Balearic Islands

The Balearic Parliament voted on Tuesday (February 9) to amend the animal protection law to include a ban on all forms of bullfighting in the Balearic Islands. 

The proposal was presented by the political parties PSOE, MES of Mallorca and Menorca, Podemos and Gent Per Fomentera.  The amendment will also prohibit any event which causes suffering to an animal and pressures the State Government to eliminate public funding of bullfighting.

The campaign Mallorca Sense Sang (Mallorca Without Blood) has been lobbying for the past two years to stop this practice which they consider to be animal torture and ‘death for fun’. Thirty-three of Mallorca’s 53 municipalities as well as the Council of Mallorca have declared their support for the ban. 

Campaign spokesperson Guillermo Amengual predicted the decision would be historic and that thanks to the efforts of many people and the support of the governing political parties in the Balearics, in a few weeks bullfighting will just be a bad memory.

More than 146,000 people signed the petition against bullfighting which included some well-known names from the worlds of fashion, sport, and culture.  

Some villages have not declared support for the ban including Muro which supports the practice and Fornalutx which hosts an annual bull-run that is expected to be banned.

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I Janknegt
+4 # I Janknegt 2016-02-15 15:37
This is the best and positive news.
I am happy for the animals THE
BULL'S no torture for them .
Thank you all so much for the support
en help ..... CARE FOR THE ANIMALS

CARE PLEASE FOR THE
GALGO ESPANOL THE HUNTERS
ARE KILLING THOUSEND'S GALGO'S NOW.
HELP THESE LOVELY SENSETIVE
DOG'S...THANK FOR YOUR
ATENTION.... Irene the netherland's
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Sue Brady
+4 # Sue Brady 2016-02-15 14:40
Fantastic new's ! I hope this stops in all regions.....
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Jay Liz
+4 # Jay Liz 2016-02-15 14:19
Well Done. I guess these "real men" want to be's are going to have to find some other way to convince others that they in fact are real men at all! Go stick it somewhere else you degenerate cowards!
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Astrid Vega
+7 # Astrid Vega 2016-02-14 16:52
Thank you, at last this torture is forbidden. This is such good promotion for your beautiful land. But most of all these wonderful beings deserve respect, dignity and a place to run and be free. Let the rest of the world follow.

Vegan love.
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Irena
+7 # Irena 2016-02-14 06:42
Seems they have men there-real ones.And real laws and no corrupted primitive government.Besi des could think of many ways of how can tourists be attracted to visit even more now
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Isabel
# Isabel 2016-02-13 21:26
Sempre achei as touradas algo cruel,bárbaro.I nfelizmente existem outros países com práticas cruéis contra os animais.Rezo para que toda a maldade cometida contra os animais acabe um dia.Sonho com um planeta onde todos os seres vivos, animais,insetos ,plantas vivam em paz.
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Allegra Scott
+9 # Allegra Scott 2016-02-13 18:20
This is the most wonderful news!!!!!!! Thank you so much to EVERYONE that campaigned to stop this cruelty to the animals, Such a call for celebration!!!! !!!!!
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Karen Norton
+6 # Karen Norton 2016-02-13 02:53
Stop this terrable Torture, to these BULLS. NOW!
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Karen Norton
+5 # Karen Norton 2016-02-13 02:51
This kind of torturous torture needs to be stopped! NOW.
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Marja Campbell
+3 # Marja Campbell 2016-02-12 23:45
Stop this stupidity torture. This is not entertaining you are torturing animals.You Will pay for this Karma Will take care of Your violence..
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Wendilyn Emrys
+2 # Wendilyn Emrys 2016-02-12 21:45
If they will allow Bull Leaping, not torture and far more fair to the Bull, they can keep their spectacle, but without the blood and killing
. Only someone truly brave will leap a Bull.

I hope BULL FIGHTING is banned everywhere soon, very soon.
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Nina brown
+6 # Nina brown 2016-02-12 21:16
I truly hope the ban spreads everywhere .... Bulls and any animal should not be tortured for entertainment or for any other reason .... Keep spreading the ban sign petitions .... Even in the villages with bull runs this must be banned
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MaryAlice Pollard
+8 # MaryAlice Pollard 2016-02-12 20:42
CAN'T HAPPEN SOON ENOUGH - WORLD WIDE !
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Wioletta
+5 # Wioletta 2016-02-12 19:58
Dość okrucieństwa wobec zwierząt.
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Pasolini
+9 # Pasolini 2016-02-12 19:46
Viva! Stop all animal cruelty, in all its forms. #govegan
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wasan alhayani
+6 # wasan alhayani 2016-02-12 19:25
stop it, stupid act
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Jenna Grant
+18 # Jenna Grant 2016-02-12 15:54
Not soon enough. I hope other countries will have the sense to do the same. It's appalling that this savage activity still continues.
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Kathryn Baker
+18 # Kathryn Baker 2016-02-12 15:13
Fantastic news! Bulltorturing should be banned worldwide! Bravo to all the people who made this possible.
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Susan DiPasquale
+10 # Susan DiPasquale 2016-02-12 14:02
Fantastic News
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Michaela Sládková
+7 # Michaela Sládková 2016-02-12 10:48
stop it, stupid act
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Mrs A Paint
+21 # Mrs A Paint 2016-02-12 10:33
Just fantastic news and about time, such a cruel , barbaric and out dated sport, let's hope it gets banned worldwide.
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Brian Eagleson
+21 # Brian Eagleson 2016-02-12 08:52
This is brilliant news. Progress at last. Let's hope it spreads.
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