Balearic Parliament votes to amend the animal protection law to include a ban on bullfighting

By Sandra Galo Friday, 12 February 2016 10:10 22 comments

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.

Comments (22)

  1. I Janknegt

This is the best and positive news.<br />I am happy for the animals THE<br />BULL'S no torture for them .<br />Thank you all so much for the support<br />en help ..... CARE FOR THE ANIMALS<br /><br />CARE PLEASE FOR THE <br />GALGO ESPANOL THE...

This is the best and positive news.<br />I am happy for the animals THE<br />BULL'S no torture for them .<br />Thank you all so much for the support<br />en help ..... CARE FOR THE ANIMALS<br /><br />CARE PLEASE FOR THE <br />GALGO ESPANOL THE HUNTERS <br />ARE KILLING THOUSEND'S GALGO'S NOW.<br />HELP THESE LOVELY SENSETIVE<br />DOG'S...THANK FOR YOUR<br />ATENTION.... Irene the netherland's

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  1. Sue Brady

Fantastic new's ! I hope this stops in all regions.....<br />

 
  1. Jay Liz

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!

 
  1. Astrid Vega

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. <br /><br />Vegan...

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. <br /><br />Vegan love.

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  1. Irena

Seems they have men there-real ones.And real laws and no corrupted primitive government.Besides could think of many ways of how can tourists be attracted to visit even more now

 
  1. Isabel

Sempre achei as touradas algo cruel,bárbaro.Infelizmente 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,...

Sempre achei as touradas algo cruel,bárbaro.Infelizmente 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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  1. Allegra Scott

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!!!!!!!!!

 
  1. Karen Norton

Stop this terrable Torture, to these BULLS. NOW!

 
  1. Karen Norton

This kind of torturous torture needs to be stopped! NOW.

 
  1. Marja Campbell

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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