Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FOCUS

As France’s Carrefour pulls out, what next for India’s retail market?

Read more

#TECH 24

Internet of Things

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - July 25th, 2014 (part 2)

Read more

REPORTERS

Halal tourism on the rise

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - July 25th, 2014

Read more

#THE 51%

Sweden: A Feminist's Paradise?

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Search of Air Algerie crash site continues

Read more

WEB NEWS

NSA targets 'Tor' network users

Read more

WEB NEWS

Web users call for peace in Gaza

Read more

  • Israel denies responsibility for air strike on Gaza hospital

    Read more

  • France offers asylum to Iraqi Christians

    Read more

  • Moroccan police arrest French al-Qaeda recruiter

    Read more

  • French footballer Griezmann headed to Atletico Madrid

    Read more

  • Video: Slaviansk mourns mass grave victims

    Read more

  • Luc Besson’s sci-fi thriller ‘Lucy’ tops US box office

    Read more

  • France honours those lost on Air Algérie Flight AH5017

    Read more

  • Video: Ethiopia turns to wine to boost image, economy

    Read more

  • Thousands gather in Marseille in support of Israel

    Read more

  • As France’s Carrefour pulls out, what next for India’s retail market?

    Read more

  • Liberia tightens border controls to curb Ebola outbreak

    Read more

  • The centenary of Austria-Hungary’s calamitous last hurrah

    Read more

  • UN Security Council calls for immediate Gaza ceasefire

    Read more

  • Nibali joins elite group with Tour de France win

    Read more

  • France calls on its nationals to leave Libya as violence escalates

    Read more

  • Boko Haram kidnap Cameroon minister's wife in deadly attack

    Read more

  • Muslims prepare for Eid al-Fitr festival

    Read more

  • ‘Irresponsible’ American dad tries to scale Mont Blanc with children

    Read more

  • Ukraine fighting prevents observers from accessing MH17 crash site

    Read more

Europe

Catalonia lawmakers vote to outlaw bullfighting

Video by Nicolas Rushworth

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-07-29

Catalonia's parliament has voted to ban bullfighting, becoming the second region of Spain to outlaw the practice following a 1991 ban in the Canary Islands.

AFP - Catalonia's parliament on Wednesday voted to ban bullfighting from January 1, 2012 becoming the first region in mainland Spain to act against the centuries-old tradition.
   
The ban was approved with 68 votes in favour and 55 against, sparking cheers from supporters of the measure in the assembly.
   
In a move being watched across Spain, the motion tightens Catalonia's animal protection law to remove an exception for bullfights from a ban on killing or mistreating animals in shows.
   
The vote came after animal rights activists campaigning under the platform "Prou!", or "Enough!" in the Catalan language, collected 180,000 signatures in on a petition calling for the assembly to decide on the ban.
   
Catalonia, whose capital Barcelona is Spain's second-largest city, has followed the lead of the Canary Islands in the Atlantic which made bullfighting illegal in 1991.
   
Several dozens of 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 favour of the practice said: "Bulls yes, freedom yes".
 

Date created : 2010-07-28

  • SPAIN

    Catalonia lawmakers set to vote on banning bullfighting

    Read more

  • ON THE OBSERVERS

    Catalonia bullfighting ban: breeder fights back

    Read more

COMMENT(S)