Spain: Excellent News – Catalan Parliament Votes to BAN Bullfighting !

A message from our good friend John at ARAN;

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Dear supporters,

Hurrah! Hard work pays off: The Catalan parliament in Spain has voted to ban bullfighting! It was clear that no other outcome was possible after officials were presented with the signatures of 180,000 people who don’t believe that bulls should be stabbed to death for entertainment. According to a 2009 Gallup survey, 76 per cent of Spaniards have no interest in attending or supporting bullfights, and public condemnation of this bloody spectacle is growing worldwide. Cities and towns all over the world have taken positions against bullfighting, joining Spain’s Canary Islands, which voted to ban bullfighting back in 1991.

ARAN congratulates everyone who took part in the campaign to encourage Catalonia to ban bullfighting. This weekend you now have something more meaningful to celebrate!

ARAN campaigners and volunteers are gearing up for our next round of action to ban fur farming in Ireland, bring in animal-act circus motions in news towns and working towards a ban on hare coursing so be sure to get involved with our work today!

Thank you for all you do to help animals, ARAN certainly does appreciate your support.

ARAN

‘Fighting Animal Abuse Across Ireland’

http://www.aran.ie/