Finally, and a “Grandioso Bravo!!!” to Catalonia’s parliament who had the guts to vote to ban bullfighting from 1st of January 2012 becoming the first region in Spain to act against this century old cruelty and total madness.
Of course, the move was watched across Spain. The motion tightens Catalonia’s animal protection law and the vote came after strong animal rights activists that have been tiredless campaigning for long time to end these terrible events. “Prou” (or “Enough” in the Catalonian language) collected some 200,000 signatures calling for the assembly to decide on the ban with 68 votes in favor and 55 against.
Many supporters and opponents of bullfighting gathered outside of the assembly during the lawmakers debate and vote. “Stop Animal Cruelty” read the signs of the anti-bullfighting crowd while those in favor of the practice said “Bulls Yes, Freedom Yes”.
We at Paul Penders hope that the Catalonia’s animal protecting law sets an example for the entire country and for the entire world to stop unnecessary, barbaric “sports” (or shows some call them) involving innocent animals being taken advantage of just for profit without though of their wellbeing and their rights (!) and can be exploited by anyone. .
In God’s name….
please stop the cruelty of innocent animals.
In God’s name…..
take people in stead but ask them permission first what can’t be done in the case of animals! For that it is cruel and total barbaric behaviour.
Hats off for Catalonia !!