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Bullfighting returns to Majorca after partial ban overturned

Hundreds of bullfights are still held every year in Spain. It also remains popular in southern France, Portugal and some South American countries. Opponents describe the blood-soaked pageants as cruel and barbaric.

BBC: ‘Bullfighting is returning to Majorca after a partial ban on the practice was overturned by Spain’s top court. Part of a law adopted by the regional parliament had banned the killing of bulls during fights. But Spain’s constitutional court ruled against that ban, arguing that it was an essential part of the sport.

This is the first fight to be held in Majorca in two years. Animal rights activists say the move is “horrific” and plan to protest the event. “We’re convinced that the end of bullfighting is already here and this is the last gasps of a dying spectacle”, Francisco Vasquez Neria of the Anima Naturalis group told the BBC…

Hundreds of bullfights are still held every year in Spain, but the numbers are falling. As well as the Canary Islands, Catalonia has also taken steps to ban the tradition. Opponents describe the blood-soaked pageants as barbaric, while fans say the tradition is deeply rooted in national history. Outside Spain, it remains popular in southern France, Portugal and some South American countries’. SOURCE…

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