These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSupporters for and against the ban clashed in Barcelona after the fight Bullfighting fans in Catalonia have seen the last fights before a ban on the age-old tradition comes into effect in Spain's north-eastern region.
Activists cheered and hugged as the votes were counted on a giant screen: Nationalists, eager to distance themselves from bull-loving Madrid, overwhelmingly supported the ban, although most deputies were allowed to vote according to their consciences.
The despondent corrida crowd, which waved capes outside the parliament, immediately vowed to challenge the Catalan prohibition in the Spanish Supreme Court. The conservative Popular Party plans to fight for nationwide legislation that would protect the sport Ernest Hemingway celebrated in Death in the Afternoon.
They accuse the Catalonian deputies of using the bullfighting ban to symbolically separate the region from the rest of the bull-rearing, cape-watching country. The Canary Islands banned the corrida 19 years ago, but few people on the mainland minded because the islands off the African coast were seen to have little bullfighting tradition.
Catalonia, anchored in northern mainland Spain, is different. Here bullfighting did enjoy a strong, though now dwindling, following. The head of the regional government, Jose Montilla, is known as a fan.
But the anti-movement in Catalonia charges fast. Picketers smeared in fake blood are common outside the Barcelona bullring and nude protests fill public squares. Bullfighting supporters point out that traditional Catalan fiestas known as Correbous — in which bulls are chased through the streets with their horns on fire — will be allowed under the modified animal rights law.
But the Correbous remains high on the agenda of international animal activists.Ban Bullfighting in one of Spain's Largest Regions!
by: World Animal Protection Canada; Sign the petition urging the Catalonian Parliament to end the blood sport of bullfighting -- we only have until July 28th. the time has come for an end to bullfighting in Catalonia.
The bull fights for his life as a cheering crowd watches.
40, bulls die a year for the sport. Catalonia voted to ban bullfighting because of its cruel impact on . Catalonia: It's a practice that has a limited time to run, at least as far as Barcelona is concerned.
The Parliament in the Catalan region has voted to ban bullfighting. It's become the first. Spain’s highest court has overturned a ban on bullfighting passed by the Catalan parliament in , putting it on a collision course with secessionist politicians in the region.
The constitutional court ruled that Catalonia does have the power to regulate or ban public spectacles, but in the specific.
Dec 08, · Bullfighting is a sport elsewhere in Spain, the times they are a changing in Barcelona where the serious sport is soccer and Barça excell in that sport.
I watched a small bullfight in the Camargue in France in the s, but there it was an angry bull chasing some drunk students wearing dresses round the ring, the bull won, and what a.
Spain's constitutional court has overturned a ban on bullfighting in Catalonia, declaring it unconstitutional. The court said bullfighting was part of Spanish heritage and therefore any decision on banning it could only be taken by central government.