Huge Step Backwards as Catalonia’s Ban on Bullfighting Is Overturned

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BREAKING: Spain’s Constitutional Court has just overturned Catalonia’s ban on bullfights.

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This is a dark day for animals. The shameful decision undermines the will of the vast majority of Catalans, and could allow barbaric bullfights – in which terrified animals are slowly stabbed to death for ‘entertainment’ – to return to the region.

The court claimed that Catalonia doesn’t have the authority to ban an activity recognised by the central Spanish government as part of the country’s “cultural heritage”. But torture is not culture.

Support for bullfighting is dwindling across the whole of Spain. Since Catalonia became the second region to ban this violent spectacle outright in 2012 (following the Canary Islands in 1991), more and more local authorities across the country have followed suit.

This court ruling represents a huge step backwards, going against the current of public opinion in Spain and undoing vital progress against cruelty to animals. It’s deeply disappointing that the interests of the tiny, reactionary pro-bullfighting lobby have been given precedence over values of compassion and progress.

Take Action

We’ll be doing everything we can to challenge the decision, working closely with activists and anti-bullfighting groups on the ground in Spain. Watch this space for updates.

Right now, you can send a quick email to Spain’s Constitutional Court at [email protected], to politely let officials know how disappointed you are by their misguided decision.

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  • sally Black commented on October 20, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    This a draconian practice and brings great shame to the people f his country for allowing his barbaric torture to continue.

    • Valerie wild commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:59 pm

      Holidaymakers should not go to watch bulls being tortured – public opinion may help – if there is no audience for this barbaric tradition they would soon stop it – do not support it.

    • Sheila bennett commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      Stop this cruelty

    • Marguerita Lewis commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      Why oh why do people think bull fighting is great,how would the perpertrators feel if it was the other way round,and they were getting hurt and killed,but slowly so that they could feel the animals pain.Please stop it once and for ever.

    • Claudia Lutz commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:27 pm

      STOP torturing and killing animals for amusement!

    • Elena commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      I am Spanish and I am strongly opposed to this practice; a lot of people in Spain are opposed to bullfighting; perhaps you should stop stereotyping people, will you?

    • Herbert Kröss commented on October 22, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      stop this cruelty

      their cowardly mongrels!!!

    • Stephen McMullon commented on October 23, 2016 at 1:49 am

      I am a pro European ,always fought to be so and gutted to leave ,yet in all the time we belonged the UK banned Foxhunting ,Catalonia banned bullfighting , Spain aways fights over Gibralter!
      Catonia lives ,let,talk to them !
      They are our best mates ,as for the bullfiighting areas we should send our IS wanabees there ,they would be so happy there !

    • Yvonne Amery commented on October 23, 2016 at 7:56 am

      I used to so Spanish dancing and play Spanish guitar but the bullfighting just made me so sick it put me right off it all. As far as I am concerned, entertainment that costs the life of bulls this way is degrading to those who condone it and to the government and courts that allow it. As far as the matadors are concerned they get everything they deserve if they die at the end of the bull’s horns.

    • hazel commented on October 23, 2016 at 2:14 pm

      I will never return to Spain while this torture is allowed by law. Get your act together Spain
      Hazel Fraser

  • Susan Carthy commented on October 20, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Come on catalonia get rid of bullfighting once and for all

    • Roma Luisa Brennan commented on October 21, 2016 at 8:24 am

      This is disgraceful and barbaric and should be abolished

    • Sheila bennett commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:22 pm

      stop this barbaric cruelty

    • Rosalia Casals commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      Catalonian people don’t want bullfights, we banned them year ago but the Spanish Tribunal Constitucional obeys the Spanisg Goverment and now says that our fight was in vain. Catalonia is struggling to be an independent nation and be able once and for all to do things our way, and I assure you we will succeed!!

    • Ian commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:09 pm

      This is being imposed from Madrid. it is out of the control of Catalonia. It is a highly political decisión.

  • marian commented on October 20, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    stop this cruelty

  • samera paracha commented on October 20, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    oh for the love of God stop this in human game or what ever you may call it, how can people sit and watch something so horrific its just insane pls pls pls stop.

    • Pat leek commented on October 21, 2016 at 8:30 pm

      It is so cruel and needless how can anybody get any pleasure from it

  • Jacqui bowman commented on October 20, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    What’s the betting his bank balance is in a better condition than before he made this horrific decision don’t know how he sleeps at night

    • Elizabeth Goudge commented on October 22, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      Join the human race in its evolved state. Don’t stay in the dark – move towards the light and stop putting profit before pity and cruelty before kindness.

    • Don commented on October 23, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      Very good comment. Of course sheer domatimism has played an enormous part as well. Whatever the Catalan people vote to do, Spain will do the opposite. Spain will not allow the Catalans to break away. Ultimately, we could see civil unrest or worse.

  • Michelle commented on October 20, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    This should be banned torture is not acceptable it is no tradition and for entertainment its disgraeful i am outraged this is still going to happen. I will never visit spain for this reason i dont want my money going to a country that does these kinds of evil barbaric acts

    • Betty Ledesma commented on October 22, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      You have the perfect answer for this issue. Tourism is extremely important. That’s from where the pressure must come. Poster. “Don’t visit Spain, a country with a Culture of Blood…” Something along those lines. Michelle.

  • Vivien Cooper commented on October 20, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    A step back. So wrong

  • Sarah Craggs commented on October 20, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Forcing defenceless innocent animals to fight and do things I s just such an inhuman act. It’s a whole new level of low.
    They are not ours to own and do what we like with.
    Stop this now.
    You have babies, wives and husbands at home.

  • Janice Wyndham-Quin commented on October 20, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Bullfighting is a barbaric sport and should be stopped immediately.

  • Jean Feldberg commented on October 20, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Is there a petition organised by PETA or is contacting the Constitution office the only route to address their horrific cruelty!

  • Coral Williams commented on October 20, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    This is absolutely disgraceful. When will these people realise this is outright cruelty to animals, nothing to do with culture. Do people still go to bullfights? It’s all so barbaric and sadistic.

  • Karen Fleming commented on October 20, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Bull fighting is so out of date and is very distasteful. Please stop this barbaric act and ban bull fighting altogether. People don’t want this anymore. How would you like to be the bull? All animals have feelings, it’s a pity some people don’t. I’m feeling very sad about all of this. Ban bull fighting please.

  • Sarah Allen commented on October 20, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Disgusting, cruel, sick people, if this is the sort of entertainment you need I hope you all die a very painful death

  • Patricia Renoif commented on October 20, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    This is sad news but I only hope things change, we are in the 21st Century and this has to stop animal are not for our entertaining is time for humans to respect animals and stop the cruelty and abuse. 🙁

  • Cherry Izod commented on October 20, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Torture isn’t right anywhere.

  • LORIE commented on October 20, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Please stop this tradition the animals are innocent. What did they do to deserve such treatment? Imagine if kids were brought up in a tradition that when they become a certain age they are deemed because of tradition. The parents would hide them or send them off somewhere so they can live. Let the animals live

  • Lynn commented on October 20, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Our culture once included cock-fighting, bull-baiting and bare knuckle fighting but we have moved on. There are other cultural aspects to be celebrated rather than animal torture.

  • Karen cameron commented on October 20, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    It’s got to stop. I will never visit Spain. How this can be classed as sport is beyond me. Got to be sick in the head to partake and watch it.

  • elizabeth dreyer commented on October 20, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Disgusting. .you as a nation are giving out the wrong message

  • Carol Rutter commented on October 20, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Aboaolutely disgusting, while there’s bull fighting going on
    I will never holiday in Spain

  • Linda Lightowler commented on October 20, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    This is not sport you can fight bulls without stabbing them to death it’s only sport if it is on equal terms but the bull has no chance it’s just cruel torture

    • Pepa Pérez commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:00 pm

      No, Linda, it is not a sport, it is even worse: it´s called culture. To put an end, Europe should withdraw its finantial support. Then we´ll see it die.

  • Lindsay commented on October 20, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Crucifying people on a stake used to be a tradition. Do we still do it?? NO! So pack it in spaniards

  • carol oakes commented on October 20, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Stop this horrible cruel tradition

  • Derek Richards commented on October 20, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Spain should be ashamed. Bull fighting is cruel/barbaric and should not be practiced by any civilised nation (especially one belonging to the EU).

  • Linda Roff commented on October 20, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    This is a shocking decision that must be reversed. Animals are not ours to abuse, particularly in this barbaric manner. There is no excuse for cruelty, this is not entertainment.

  • Pam Hildreth commented on October 20, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Torture is not culture. It’s barbaric and will stop me ever visiting Spain again

  • Cristina commented on October 20, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    The Catalans will never allow torture in his country. Never more!

  • Cynthia price commented on October 20, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    This is basic primaevial cruelty . Why on earth is it allowed by any government of today .

  • Lucy commented on October 20, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Barbaric scum bags!
    Find a better tradition that doesn’t kill inocent beautiful bulls! What kind of people find that entertaining!
    Sick sick sick murderers that’s who!
    Sort yourselves out and get into 2016!

    • Johanne Davis commented on October 23, 2016 at 9:42 am

      Don’t go to Spain ever again, please

  • Joan2016 commented on October 20, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Could you please correct the title (and the posts on your social networks) specifying it’s the Spanish Constitutional Court (not Catalonia) who overturns the ban? Indeed, both the Catalan government and most city councils, including Barcelona, said they will disobey the court’s decision and bullfighting will not happen again.

  • Zoë commented on October 20, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    I am hugely disappointed by the choice you have made to overturn the bullfighting ban. Do not regress in the great steps that Catalonia is making towards love and peace with animals. Do not embarrass the Spanish people.

  • Joe de Hoop commented on October 20, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Very, very sad day for Spain – country I love very much EXCEPT for the bull fighting (or slaughter to be precise)

  • Norma Draycott commented on October 20, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    This is disgraceful and has to stop,

  • Miranda commented on October 20, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    You all are a bunch of cowards. this is sickening and cruel. You people have no heart, this is wrong this is not tradition. What kind of tradition causes harm to an animal that did no wrong but be born and probably didn’t ask to be born. And was born to entertain… what does this tradition prove? why is this entertainment? what they hell is wrong with you people??? i hope some day you will be the target instead of the bull!!

  • Jeanne e Williams commented on October 20, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    DISGUSTING UNCIVILISED WICKED PEOPLE!!!!!

  • Sylvia Mcclean commented on October 20, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    This is a disgusting, barbaric practice and while your country continues to practice this form of cruelty to animals I will not be visiting it

  • Anita Bradley commented on October 20, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    This is a black day for Spain.This us barbaric and a lot of Spaniards want it banned.People of the world are looking on and will refuse to come to your country while this goes on.It is time you came out of the dark ages.

  • Evans commented on October 20, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    What courses through your veins?! Black hate? It certainly can’t be red warm blood. A
    Love of sheer cruelty & its pain just for the sake of it. For your cruel fun & satisfaction. To relish & watch stronger, bigger creatures than yourselves, fall in agony, dying at your feet. Without your inflicted cruelty, goading & provoking, an otherwise inoffensive animal, who would, as ‘anyone’ or creature, try to defend itself, by instinct & Right. H.E. I.N.O.U.S. BE A.S.H.A.M.E.D SPAIN VERY VERY ASHAMED.

  • b pimlott commented on October 20, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    I do not holiday there and never will

  • Kieran commented on October 20, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Grow up and move away from dark ages, theres no need to abuse animals its 2016,better ways to make a living than torture these animals. They have feelings, Spain will be respected and forgiven, abuse is abuse and must stop!

  • barbara vickers commented on October 20, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    This is not sport its shear crulty if tbey want to stick knives into somemthing why dont they do it to each other then they will know how painfull it it its about time a stop was put to this

  • Keith Lenaghan commented on October 20, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Boycott Spain until they become civilized.

  • Marion Whight commented on October 20, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Absolulety disgraceful This country should be more sympathetic to these poor animals Ban tradition give the animals their lives back

  • GERALDINE BROOKES commented on October 20, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Barbaric and very cruel frem a so called civilised society ,animals animals deserve care and respect ,I hope more bull fighters meet a deserving end.

  • Debashis Nayak commented on October 20, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Who r playing this pathetic n painful game n the supporters r perfect BASTARDS … bcos a good human being can’t torture an innocent like this ….

  • Alison Pickard commented on October 20, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Revolting cruel practice. Has to stop.

  • pamela fagan commented on October 20, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Please stop this barbaric sport, it is not sport for the poor bulls, it is murder!!

  • Julie port commented on October 20, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    This is a very outdated practice and has no place in a modern, civilised culture

  • Natasha Woolley commented on October 20, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    Disgusting cruel sport. Tortureing a poor animal untill it gives up, sick.

  • Bev Jones commented on October 20, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    Shame on the Spanish Courts for condoning this barbaric so called entertainment.Please don’t regard this heinous animal cruelty as ‘tradition’. Remember that human slavery was regarded once as ‘tradition’.
    The eyes of the world watch you. Please reconsider your decision.This reflects badly upon your country.
    Move forwards, not backwards.

  • Lene Nielsen commented on October 20, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Stop it!

  • Jeanette commented on October 20, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    DEEPLY disappointed about this decision, it is such a bad and embarrassing reflection on Spain. I visited Barcelona last year , simply because of the ban on bull fighting. I will not be visiting again. Myself alone will not make a difference, myself , times the other thousands who find your stance on animal welfare sickening, will.

  • VALERIA commented on October 21, 2016 at 2:10 am

    STOP THIS ANIMAL ABUSE NOW! SHAME ON SPAIN! WILL NEVER TRAVEL TO THAT COUNTRY

  • Loretta Lurer commented on October 21, 2016 at 2:17 am

    So wrong and so sad

  • Mandy Higgins commented on October 21, 2016 at 7:27 am

    This is appsolutly appalling its sicking to think this has been overturned. This is so cruel and barbaric. In the past they did this, not only to animals but humans too. Times have changed. Well you would of thought so. People who support this are deranged. It makes you wonder how they really are as a human being. I wouldn’t be associated with anyone who supports this. Let alone anyone who takes part in this barbaric behaviour.

  • Joyce O'Hara commented on October 21, 2016 at 8:16 am

    Sick individuals overuling the locals by the sound of it. Bloody Barbarians!

  • michele belin commented on October 21, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Definitely Spain love torture and money too …

  • Robin commented on October 21, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    This makes me feel so sick!!! Why??? We humans (Not the good ones who care!) are too dominant and greedy to think that we are the top of the chain and control things just because we figured out how to pollute the world with cars… We need to help these animals, they don’t have a voice, but we do!!! <3

  • Joanne howard commented on October 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Absolutely barbarbic to inflict such pain on an animal! !!!if this cruel act was done on humans there would be uproar! !!!makes me sick! !!

  • Nicholas Phua commented on October 21, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Disgusting humans!

  • jackie FREEMAN commented on October 21, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    SICK HUMAN BEINGS. HOW CAN YOU DO THIS.

  • angela derooy commented on October 21, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    The torture of animals for entertainment is unheard of in 2016

  • scott commented on October 21, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    how can Spain move forward when they continue pretend it is still ok to behave cavemen

  • Melegueta mattay commented on October 22, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Can this country not see and feel – barbarism of cruelty and pain and bloodshed belongs in the dark ages – we no longer watch public executions – wake up and look at yourselves

  • Jay Daniel commented on October 22, 2016 at 9:00 am

    And thats why i’ll not visit Spain. Progression is nin existent.

  • Creola Masiero commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Stop it is unusefull and very cruelty

  • Alexandra King commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Horrible cruel ‘sport’ that needs to end now.

  • Angela Chouler commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:45 am

    This is despicable news, nobody wants this anymore, please readdress your decision , look into your heart, you know it’s wrong.

  • L Birks commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Absolutely disgusted by this backwards move! Shocking in this day and age that some people get please from another beings suffering!! #savages#eufunding

  • Sheila Donoghue commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Just plain wrong!!!

  • Ann Durant commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:56 am

    This is not a sport it’s simply torturing innocent creatures that are left to die in excruciating pain and all for what a man’s ego !!!! Stop this barbaric slaying have a heart develop a conscience and recognise this is wrong and totally unacceptable .

  • Ann-Louise Lane commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Disgusting

    How can we be compassionate to other humans if we can’t do it to other animals of a different kind!

    Disturbing and very backwards for a country to do this.

  • Sarah Nicholls commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:01 am

    I am absolutely disgusted to hear this has been overturned – seriously how can the Spanish government think this is acceptable and not barbaric?! These animals suffer so greatly, and it’s so very cruel. Seeing videos and pictures just makes my blood boil and makes me so angry and upset at the same time. Please can the Spanish government stop this barbaric thing!

  • Sandra Duckworth commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:02 am

    The human race disgusts me and I am ashamed to be a part of it. The sooner it is wiped out the better. The unbelievable images of cruelty we inflict on animals is in my head forever and it sickens me beyond words. How dare and what right do we have to treat them the way we do? We are not fit to be in charge of this beautiful planet.
    STOP ALL CRUELTY NOW!

  • Gabi Westrerhold commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Tradition?, Killing animals in a way, they can never win?
    Wow , a country that was once one of the most future-searching, loking for new worlds, loves to torture animals? like they did with the nature people in the occuoied countries.
    Nothing really changes.
    No respect for living creatures.
    Disgusting

  • Nina Hobbs commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Disgusting and cruel!!!!! The ban should stand!

  • Michelle Franks commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Please stop this cruelty

  • gillian commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Sad that bullfights go on. Cruel.

  • Joanne Evans commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Barbaric

  • Isra commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Horrible! Sick! Barbaric!

  • Magda Nosalik commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Cruelty to animals is barbaric and bullfighting should be banned long time ago

  • Carol Boardman commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:38 am

    I really have no understanding of why any human could find pleasure in any torture of innocent animals, what goes on in there sick minds when animals are terrified & screaming in pain to enjoy such a vile display. There souls are dammed in hell they are the absolute scum of the earth & the sooner they reach hell the better. We as humans should protect these poor creatures in every way possible.

  • Deborah Strachan commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Putting a bull through this fighting is cruel and evil. It is an inhumane activity that must stop now.

  • Tacey Charlton commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:55 am

    STOP this CRUEL act NOW. This is not sport it’s cold blooded MURDER and it needs to STOP.

  • Gemma Kirkpatrick commented on October 22, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    I agree wholeheartedly with PETA, culture should not be used to justify abuse under any circumstances. I’d like to think that as a society and culture we have moved on from such barbaric practices and can find other ways to celebrate heritage.

  • Shahrzad Pihl Nourizad commented on October 22, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Stop The Bull fight. NOW!!!

  • Sanand D commented on October 22, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Ban bullfighting and all animal abuse.

  • Chinatsu Taylor commented on October 22, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Stop now!!!!!!! Not any more use & kill beautiful animal!!!! Sooooo disgusting!!!!!!!!

  • Abigail Brown commented on October 22, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    I was very disappointed and upset to read that this ban was overturned.
    It is a poor reflection on a beautiful country, to be remembered for providing ‘entertainment’, at the cruel expense of an innocent animal. What a shame!

  • Anna silverliv commented on October 22, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Stop bull fightings in spann.

  • Gintare Zigaite commented on October 22, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Why animalshould have to die just for some idiotic entertainment or tradition?! That’s doesn’t make sense at all, and why someone should aloud to so any wise, we saving people but not animals, so why people should be saved and animals die!?

  • Jo commented on October 22, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    There is no need for this barbaric sport if u can call it that in a modern world , no need to prove mans dominance any long .
    Please Spain stop now

  • Malcolm Bannister commented on October 22, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Bull-fighting is one of the more barbaric things to take place anywhere/anytime. It doesn’t belong in any period of history.
    If the Bulls were allowed into the ring “Untouched” that is without being first brutally speared into their necks, then I put it to these supposedly brave men, “Would you face a very fit, agile and very powerful animal on your own??” I THINK NOT! Matadors in their arrogance don’t like being told the truth and the simple truth is, they are not very brave at all. Cowards, yellow bellies I would think are better words!! Nuff said.

  • Malcolm Bannister commented on October 22, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    One more thing, the people of Catalonia have more power than they think they have. Stop paying your rates or council tax to the authorities or whatever they have there. Stop attending these blood-baths and try and educate others to do the same. Authorities love money so try and use what power you have in order to obtain justice for our lesser creatures with which we share the good earth.

  • Kay taylor commented on October 22, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    This is a barbaric sport , how can people do this to animals, how would they like to be on the receiving end of being humiliated, and then, then being submitted to a long painful death it is disgusting .And the people who pay to watch it are heathens.

  • Kay taylor commented on October 22, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    This is a barbaric sport and the people who pay to watch it are Barbarians. The poor creature is humiliated and the after that suffers a long painful death. Why anybody with an ounce of decency or a love of animals would think this is acceptable is beyond belief. This must be stopped.

  • Gina DHORASOO commented on October 22, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    STOP this cruelty to animals. They do not deserve to die for your pleasure. It is disgusting that they are tortured and used like toys for entertainment.

  • Julie commented on October 22, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    I have taken the decision to avoid Spain as a holiday destination henceforth until bullfighting is outlawed. Anyone else….?

  • mandy edwards commented on October 22, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    I find it torture just to imagine how scared and in pain these poor animals feel.. for what?? Its just like seeing a child humiliated and in pain..It’s a disgrace..How can anyone get such pleasure from so much suffering..

  • Patricia Peterson commented on October 22, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Disgraceful!

  • Bev Evans commented on October 22, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Bull”fighting” is a sick perversion and has no place in such a beautiful modern country that has been blessed with some of the worlds best artists and strongest cultures. The illness of bullfighting is not culture and needs to be stopped for good

  • Linda commented on October 22, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    Please put a stop to this barbaric cruelty

  • anna rossini commented on October 22, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Torture is not culture. Please, Stop bullfighting for ever. Thanks a lot

  • Sheilagh poole commented on October 22, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Shamefull on all who take part in this so called bullfighting . And shame on Spain

  • Sue Thomas commented on October 22, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    The bull fighting is a cruel sport and it should be BANDED.

  • Amber cross commented on October 22, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    How human beings can find bull fighting acceptable let alone entertaining is beyond me. It’s cruel, it’s barbaric, it’s totally unnecessary.

  • nadia lauwers commented on October 22, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Bullfighting in any shape or form needs to stop! It’s 2016 people! or are we still in the dark ages?!

  • Caroline rees commented on October 22, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Disgusting to torture poor innocent animals , to make them suffer and then they die . Animals have feelings !!! Just end this it’s horrific !!!

  • angela turner commented on October 22, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    This barbaric so called sport has to stop. I am boycotting Spain and hope that people follow suit. To put a baby calf through torture to practice on is outrageous then the bull itself has no right to live. Spain you are as sick as china it has to stop

  • Marianne commented on October 22, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    It is a cruel farce it must be STOP!

  • Cecilia Fältman commented on October 22, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Its sad that a country like Spain could still allow this horrible abuse of bulls! Shame on you!! We are living in modern times and Spain should know better, this kind of so called tradition dont belong in our world anymore. The world has changed to the better for our animals but sadly not in the Spanish court…Very frightening.
    Shame on you!! Listen to the people in your country, they dont want it anymore, stop bullfighting NOW!!!!!

  • Vera Taylor commented on October 22, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    Your country is going backwards now. It was a great step to ban bull fighting in Catalonia, but now that you have overturned it, this shows that money has won over compassion. This is a primitive revolting and cruel sport and the rest of the world has no respect for you.

  • Peter adams commented on October 22, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Sub human entertainment that should be shelved as what went on in our shameful past

  • Leo commented on October 22, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    It is too much for just a show

  • angelina Smith commented on October 22, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    I Have never like bullfighting it is not fair on the Animal time to ban it I have never liked it since I was a child I am now in my fifties time to stop it all together please

  • Anna Eden commented on October 22, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    Its not a sport to bullfight…..
    Its primitive barbaric…..a disgrace to Spain and civilised society.

  • Annamaria Quinn commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    This is evil, wicked and cruel!! I hope all bull fighters die in the ring; they have a choice, why should the poor animal die? Stop this barbaric sport now!

  • lynne short commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    This is DISGUSTING and in my mind its not entertainment at all? you are killing the bull for nothing that to me is not entertainment its just a cruel way off killing a bull!! you are all cowards!!!!

  • Leila commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    We have come far in banning animal cruelty, but this action goes against all our progress and we must do everything to ban all bullfighting

  • Julie Merrett commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    It needs to stop.

  • Ilona Davies commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    It was the most awful and frightening experience to watch murdering, cheered up by the crowd. Of course I didn’t seat there till the end and left as soon as possible. The most disgusting tradition from Middle Ages.

  • Alan Hartley commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Absolutely Disgusting..in this modern day that this barbaric act still happens
    Should of been BANNED years ago..

  • Monica Amati commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Stop such pointless and cruel act…people do not want to see it

  • Luz-Stella Merino Caldas commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Los que apoyan las corridas de toros son torturadores psicopatas sedientos de sangre! Que tendrian que estar en la carcel!

    Hay que fomentar una sociedad sin torture!

    People who back bullfighting are torturers psicopaths and blood thirsty!

    They should be behind bars!

    There is no place for them in a civilised society.

  • Eva commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Disgusted by people’s lack of empathy for these animals in so-called ‘civilized’ country. Again, human’s selfish attitute is bringing shame to our species. Feeling appalled and extremelly sad.

  • Stephen Thomas. commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    A shameful day for all of spain

  • ELS commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    WELL DONE ALL KEEP SIGNING WE ARE THESE POOR DEFENCLESS ANIMALS VOICES……..IF ONLY WE WILL BE ABLE TO SURVIVE AS LONG AS ANIMALS HAVE.. GOES TO PROVE WHOS THE SUPERIO AND IT AINT US HUMANS ONLY WITH WEAPONS….LONG LIVE ANIMALS WE DONT OWN THEM WE SHARE THIS PLANET WITH THEM

  • Nisha Tanna commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Stop this horrid performances being carried out

  • Tim wilson commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    It is time this barbaric and cruel and very out dated so called sport should be banned for good
    Sport is where things are done fairly two equal teams play against each other , not to take a terrified animal and bait it for hours throwing spears in it back then after weakening these magnificent bulls they are stabbed to death.
    SPORT….I DONT THINK SO

  • ELS commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    21ST Century what a laugh more like still barbaric Roman days……..

  • Annemarie Jackson commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Traditional inheritance or Religion shouldn’t and can’t! taken out on the back of animals.
    The abuse and therefore torcher animals and make them suffer extremly has to stopppp!!! Period and worldwide !
    It is a crime ! Cruel, barbaric and evilness beyond everthing !
    People who don’t deserve to be called human, because they’re not human !!!
    Ignorant to other living souls, no respect for life, coldblooded and greedy for profit…that’s what these ‘Monsters’ are.
    Worse than all animals together !!!

  • Zoli commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Torturing animals is no fun. Stop this disgraceful practice. Bulls want to spend their life in the pastures with their cows. Their torturous death in the arena is completely pointless and only serves the perverted needs of sadists. Submitting defenceless animals to torturous death is a shame on both those who kill them and those who watch their death.

    Spain’s cultural heritage is Cervantes’s, Dali’s, Calatrava’s, Miro’s and Almodovar’s works, but not bull fighting!

  • Christine Thurner commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    This is really outragious! I am appalled and utmost furious, that so much cruelty and tortures is officially allowed by the spanish government! What kind of “human beeings” are those people? They are no humans, they are true sadistic monsters with no heart whatsoever for those innocent and totally defenseless bulls, who did no harm to the human race! And this has nothing anymore to do with having pleasure for the crowd, this is puur sadistic torture, nothing else on the back of those thousands of bulls, even still young one’s too! I am utterly disgusted and outraged!!!!!

  • Donna D Varcoe commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    SHAME on you! Bull fighting is barbaric!!

  • toni boden commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    That’s disgusting let’s see the bull fighters be killed by the bulls see how they like it leave the bulls alone it ain’t right.

  • Kim Kakas commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Bull fighting is a terrible sport and the overturning of the ban should not take place.

  • Terry Platt commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    How many more of our fellow travellers on this small blue island in the immense blackness of space – the only home of life we yet know – have to die for the arrogant, ignorant, Neanderthal pleasure of the human race? We like to call ourselves ‘civilised’, yet we STILL bring ourselves down to below the level of even the humblest of creatures by refusing to see how truly barbaric so many of us still are. We make a small advance towards an enlightened and responsible society, only to have it trashed by the thugs who think that animals are our playthings, and have no feelings at all. Oh, if only they could talk!!! It makes me ashamed to know that I am a member of the human race.

  • paul yate commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Shame on the Judiciary, shame on Spain

  • Audra Murphy commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Will never visit this country for this very reason. Shame on them.

  • Patricia Garley commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Horrific

  • David Seyforth commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    This is a very very cruel ‘ so called’ sport! How can you call this amusement! Its just suffering for the poor animals! Total torture. This must be stopped.

  • Corinne Hobi commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Dear Ladies & Gentlemen – JUDGES – !

    The decision to overrule the Catalonian will to ABOLISH BULL TORTURE – CORRIDA – has been overruled by your force!

    It is shocking and extremely disappointing to realize, that you still live in the 16th Century and have not yet accepted, that creatures, no matter if animal or human suffer pain! And that humans have no right to use them to torture them and to kill them, the way you do.

    The only ones who can not express themselves are animals and babies! Thats why i do respect them more than – adults – with intelligence it seems, to take such cruel decisions, like you!

    We will do everything in our countries to make this barbarian tradition to come to an end

    Yours,

    Corinne Hobi
    An Ex-FAN of Spain, never coming back, disgusted by this atrocity

  • Bryan Mackie commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Disgusting supposed sport! This is a relic of a society forgotten!

  • j stainsby commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    this is barbaric and cruel to a living breathing creature, words fail me as to understand how uncaring human beings are

  • polly folley commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Please please stop this dreadful practice. Why are we encouraging people to enjoy cruelty and violence. What kind of a world do we want

  • Frida Rodriguez commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    Stop this barbaric spot, stop this cruelty for entertainment!!!

  • Peter Folley commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Spain, the land or barbaric cruelty. DON’T VISIT SPAIN in spain they enjoy the spectacle of watching animals be tortured to death. Ugly so very ugly

  • Cheryl proctor commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Bull fighting is outdated and cruel. It should be banned

  • Helen kinch commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Cruel, inhumane treatment. Stop this hideous torture now.

  • Sophie Brook commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    How could anyone enjoy watching an animal being tortured to death??

  • Katie commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:36 pm
  • Carole Grant commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Please stop this barbaric custom.

  • Sue Parry commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    This is so not what we want to show and teach our children, Why is it okay to hurt and torture an absolutely beautiful animal, but it would not be acceptable to do the same to a human child! Who exactly made you God!!!!!

  • Mary shabbott commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Disgusting and such a disappointment in this cruel decision.

  • Genevieve Jeffreys commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Cruelty is never culture.

  • Susan Bradshaw commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Please stop this barbaric act!

  • Brian O'Connor commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Em, hello ? 2016 calling…

  • Gordana commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    SHAME – Bullfighting is pure cruelty!

  • C Morgan commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    I have emailed my views on this disgraceful decision. How could they. Shame on them.

  • Desiree Bayross commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Bull fighting is a very cruel sport..the poor animal is tormented for no reason…n killed in the end of the fun of it…this is not a sport…it’s a crime on an innocent animal

  • janette Lands commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Email sent: The whole world is watching them. If they want to be part of the civilised world they must stop it now.

  • Marion Bennett commented on October 22, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Bullfighting is archaic and outdated. Bulls do not deserve to be treated like this. Horses suffer, Bulls suffer and even the bull fighter can end up injured. Time to stop bull fighting and become a more caring and compassionate country.

  • Sally commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Such a sad day. I’ve sent an email to the court officials for what it’s worth.

  • Karton Weston commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Won’t be going to Spain any time soon…

  • Carole Coote commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Please. This is inhuman. Spain will be considered uncivilised.

  • Neil Devine commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    DISGRACE

  • Jean Lloyd commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Get with 2016 disgusting barbaric ban it.

  • Séverine Volk commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Stop this cruelty. Why don’t people want to understand that is a SHIT tradition?

  • Wendy Forster commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    Ban this barbaric spectacle. Has no place in a civilised country.

  • tracy venter commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    I can watch the video. But find bull fighting repulsive. What makes a person be so spiteful and nasty. Please stop this

  • Susie Sullivan commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    Bullfighting is a cruel sadistic carnage. To watch such torture performed on a defenceless animal must be unbearable. In our so called civilised world today how can it be allowed to take place? Unforgivable.

  • Amy Jo commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Please stop this horrible act of animal cruelty, these bulls do not deserve to be treated like this for the sake of an old tradition!!! He are more civilised than this in this modern age, animals should never be treat this way then or now!

  • Ayelet Volshtein commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    There are hisrorical coltures who used to secrifise humens, can everything and anything be ellowed in the name of culture??? This act is not in any way a cultural, humen thing, but it is a barberic, cruil act that should pass from the world. The go by the majourity sain people is a democracy in its best, animals feel and hurt exactly like us, ee gain the power and wisdom to orotect and help then and not the other way around. Please change your ways, it can be done.

  • Barbara Knight commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    In what society does this ever make sense!? Cowardice and cruelty !

  • Jane Parker commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    One man died, what a shame, can this cruel spectacle and it won’t happen!

  • Charlotte Campbell commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    I can’t believe the Court have taken such a step backwards. This barbaric public torture of animals should have been consigned to history years ago. I worry about the next generation being brought up to see abuse as the norm!! The way a nation treats its defenceless animals and children reflects to the rest of the world. Spain should be ashamed, inexcusable and shocking decision.

  • Rainer Gast commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    stop this stupid and cruel bullfighting. it is a shame for spain.

  • Judith brookes commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Bullfighting is barbaric and must be stopped.

  • Rastello commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Bull slaughtering… I don’t really know how to describe this shit… Who could believe it’s a tradition? This is no tradition, this is only a shame

  • John commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    ‘It ill becomes us to invoke in our daily prayers the blessings of God,
    the Compassionate, if we in turn will not practice elementary compassion
    towards our fellow creatures’. Mahatma Gandhi

  • Darla kravetz commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    I have NO pitty for the men who die doing this to an innocent animal that is provoked. These innocent animals don’t deserve this treatment. It NEEDS to STOP!!!

  • Jacky beevers commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    How can anyone think that torturing any animal is sport, these are warm blooded creatures that feel fear & pain just like we do. This is horrendous &must not be allowed

  • Norma Stather commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Disgusting the torture of these poor bulls should be banned and shame of people watching torture in this age

  • Dulcie Huston commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    For a civilised country, this is a very dishonourable and sad pastime and should be now be stopped.
    Compassion is one of the most important acts we can
    exercise, please find it for these creatures and yourselves.

  • Jackie whitley commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    This is barbaric it the 20th century for God’s sake this must be stopped

  • Allison Moffett commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    It is time to outlaw this blood sport permanently.

  • Andre vermeersch commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Horrible horrible horrible

  • Ralph commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Stop this horrendous & barbaric activity now! Surely no normal human being can think that slowly torturing a magnificent animal prior to a horrendous death is entertaining????

  • Mark Jackson commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Disgraceful how can someone treat animals in this disgusting way.

    Maybe we should take loads of lions to these places and let them loose on the matadors!!!

    Any lion for lunch?

  • Laura Viveros commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    BULLFIGHTING MUST BE BANNED ALL OVER THE WORLD.
    It is a cruel and INHUMANE PRACTICE!

    NO MORE ANIMAL ABUSE, TORTURE AND/OR NEGLECT.

  • Briony commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    Ban this barbaric act

  • Lawrence Markwell jones commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Enough killing!

  • Patrice maiklem commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Cruel and totally unacceptable it’s no sport to kill for fun … should be banned I will not spend my money as a tourist in any country that supports any cruel and torturous behaviour towards animals

  • Laura Frisk commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Bullfighting is the senseless torture and killing of bulls for entertainment. It disappoints and angers me that human beings find this so-called sport enjoyable. All I see is a man who is a coward and a bully, taunting the bull until it is exhausted and then ceremoniously and slowly stabbing the poor defenseless creature so that he dies slowly for the money-paying public. Bullfighting must to be banned.

  • Christine Everitt commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Spain are supposed to be a civilised society. Only poorly educated or ignorant nations exploit animals in this way. Hit them where it hurts, don’t holiday in Spain!! Stop the slaughter.

  • Steve commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Boycot Spanish products
    They only listen to money
    & tell the Spanish governed why you are doing it
    Don’t buy any souvenirs /gifts of bull fighting items

  • B commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Fing savages– love to hear when one of these poor creatures gets revenge on a barbaric human!

  • Barbara commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    How can a human be do cruel nad stupid in the 21st century??

  • Sophie Wright commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Disgusted and heartbreaking to see this happening. Please have some compassion and find something more intelligent to do for entertainment

  • jean Polous commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Bullfighting is a horrible entsinment for any culture. It is violence and cruetlu to animals and shows people not to respect living things.

  • Stuart Walsh commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    At the end of the day the bull usually dies. In the mean time it is slowly weakened and tormented. the matadors and toreadors are trained killers. ..Ooops one was gored to death the other week. . Fun for the spectators ..??

  • Carla da costa commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Stop this cruelty is not right for the animals you can use criminals,

  • Terry commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Ban all imports from Spain….until this sick
    Entertainment is banned country wide

  • toni boden commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    Let’s put the bullfighter in the ring an let the bulls throw them about till dead bulls have got just as much right as us to live so leave the poor bulls alone.

  • John B commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    An outrageous shameful decision. I’m sickened.

  • Gail hansen commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    I can’t believe that in 2016 such cruel, appalling, vile sports are still being allowed on the planet! What type of people find hurting a bull entertaining! It’s disgusting.

  • Gabi commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    I’m really disapointed and in a rage about this dicision! Bull fighting is cruel and babaric! I hope, Catalonia does not go back to harm and torture the bulls and will disobey this babaric and uncultured disicion! Haming anymals has nothing to do with tradition!!! Why does people think, anymals are just on earth to serve and entertain the humankind? This is so primitive!!!

  • C shaw commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    I am deeply upset over the decision to over turn the ban on bullfighting that the Catalan parliament put in place.
    There are many things that we may consider our cultural heritage , however the sadistic and prolonged torturing of an animal and cruelly killing it for fun are undoubtedly one of the most horrific.
    I truly thought Spain was moving forward with its stance on animal cruelty, you have now taken a step that puts you back 30 years.
    I will never accept this decision and will support any petition to stop this.

  • Karen Wolf commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Nothing admirable about chasing and torture-killing panicked animals

  • Sandra commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Disgusting, what is wrong with those bloodthirsty folk. If they enjoy violence and death so much go in and fight against another human being that made the same decision. Leave the vinerable helpless alone!!! Some people have not evolved their emotional inteligence since the dark ages. Technology edvances faster than human emotion intellect.

  • Neil Fields commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Bull fighting is no longer required, why should any animals or humans be harmed for enjoyment it’s something from the past that has no place in today’s society. Just explain to me the reason for it are you making a statement against the 95% of the human population that is against it.

  • Grace commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Horrific. I feel utterly ashamed to be human.

  • Caroline Holder commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Stop letting your Country down; and Stop Bullfighting!

  • Claire McArthur commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Catalonia has taken s huge step back. How long must this cruelty last?

  • Diane Hughes commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    The bull ring is the same as the gladiator arenas in Ancient Rome. Both are brutal cruel and end in bloody death,the victim dying with the sound of heartless blood thirsty morons baying and cheering the agonising death. The only difference is that gladiatorial fights are consigned to history as should bull fighting. Torture has no place in culture. It brings shame to Spain and any who take part in the torture.

  • Elisabeth Peñalver commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Must this barbarie!!! Stop it!!!

  • Amanda Bouvier commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    The horrific blood-bath that they call ‘bullfighting’ has no place in this day and age, and I’m appalled that the ban has been over-turned. Bullfighting needs to be BANNED, for the sake of those poor bulls who have no choice in the matter, and to prevent any more human deaths!

  • Li commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Until the people of this nation evolve one can only spread the word regarding their depraved and gutless, uncivilised “culture” and trust that more and more decent people will wish to avoid their country and people. How shameful for them. Where are the decent Spaniards’ voices?

  • Gerard Kok commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    What is the fun to kill innocent animals? Do you feel much better when you have seen such a torture? Stop this please!

  • Monica cianci commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    This is very cruel and needs to stop immediately!

  • Marilyn Stoltzman commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Bull fighting is cruel barbaric and totally disgusting in the name of tradition and sport.

    As humans we have no right to abuse animal. This should unquestionably be banned.

  • F clarke commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    This is wrong please stop.

  • Lynne Dyer commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    The will of the people should be listened to and no one has the right to overturn it

  • Gill Barnes commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Please listen to your people and keep the ban on bullfighting. Celebrate it as part of your history that should remain in the past as should hunting foxes in U.K. .

  • Jamie Trask commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Save the Bulls.

  • Helen fellows commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Very disappointed to hear that the Catalonia court has overturned catalonias ban on bullfighting…
    Bullfighting is cruel and barbaric, it has no place in a civilised society .. please reconsider and understand that this ban should be upheld ..

  • Michelle commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Unbelievable! But then Spain is known for it’s cruelty to animals (i.e. throwing goats off of churches etc….)
    As long as people go to bull fights they will have them SO STOP GOING TO WATCH POOR BULLS BEING MASSACRED!

  • Gwen Richards commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    This has got to be stopped…!!
    Killing the bull is part of the Ritual…or
    custom !! It is not Right….!!

  • Margery Thorogood commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    This is a seriously backwards step as representing support for a cruel and barbaric practice which is long outdated. How a country treats its animals is an indication of how civilised it is.

  • Patricia Broemser commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    Bullfighting is cowardly and barbaric and must be stopped.

  • Najmus seher commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Torture of the innocent bull is not culture or entertainment!! Stop it now!! Shame on you may Spain perish

  • Gloria Cox commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Superior beings have a duty of care not to inflict pain on lesser species: Inferior beings are unfortunately always trying to prove how clever they are by killing animals for so called pleasure: Surely in the 21st Century we should have moved on from these disgraceful medieval practices: personally I do not understand why other people wish to watch the degradation of the human : the poor beast does not really have a choice: leave the bull in the field to enjoy his life with his cows! humans find yourselves some new & more exciting hobbies: Photographing dangerous animals in the wild say : that is far more dangerous!

  • Margaret Walker commented on October 22, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Bullfighting is a horrendous sport. We people need to realize that animals are God’s creatures just as we humans are.

  • ian thwaite commented on October 22, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Those who say that “torture is not culture” are seriously deluding themselves. In some societies, torture is culture. So is eating dogs and cats. Or hunting wild animals. Refusal to accept that there is cultural deficit, and not harmless cultural difference, results in the de facto condoning of appalling cultural practices, like, for example, ritual slaughter, which is supported by all political parties. As a result, denying that “torture is not culture”, is a devious side- stepping of the truth, carried out by members of polite society so that they are not seen as intolerant or politically incorrect, which they would be if they did the honest thing and condemned the culture itself.

  • Elizabeth FitzGibbon commented on October 22, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Why doesn’t the Church speak out? It’s supposed to take a lead on morality! Come on all you clergymen and DO something. Take a lead.

  • David Aldred commented on October 22, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I am surprised that Catalonia, of all places, has chosen to overturn the progressive decision to stop the public torture of animals. For many years Catalonia has been one of the greatest, most independent, liberal and forward-thinking places in the world – and now it is starting to smell like a dreary backwater of some second-rate mini-Franco republic.

  • Vigdis Forsberg commented on October 22, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Dear all!

    How is it possible to allow animals to suffer immensely? How is it possible to plan that innocent bulls shall suffer? One must have to be a psycopath to allow such a thing. Psycopaths enjoy life when someone they have decided to let suffer immencely, let it come through.

    I will from my heart beg you to admit that you yourself couldn’t bare the bull’s utterly pain when the matadors weapon is stabbed into its flesh and nerves and bones. The day you really really know what this suffering is all about, I’m very sure you ban all bullfighting all over your country.

    I beg you: Stop this, if not, you don’t know a thing about pain.

    Yours sincerely

    Vigdis Forsberg
    Arendal
    Norway

  • David Gordon commented on October 22, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Don’t blame Catalonia it’s the Spanish Government / Courts that are trying to overturn the Catalan decision to ban bullfighting.
    The Spanish Constitutional Court’s excuse is that bullfighting is a long-standing part of Spanish culture.
    So was the Spanish Inquisition – I’m sure Madrid would like to bring that back.

    The Catalans will quite rightly ignore this diktat from Madrid. It’s the 21st century.. about high time The Madrid establishment caught up with the rest of the world.

  • David commented on October 22, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    The idiots who allow this evil to continue are as guilty of animal abuse themselves. Don’t be fooled by excuse words either, Tradition is an excuse word for deliberate cruelty and sadism. There is no bull fighting Tradition , there is deliberate one sided cruelty against animals who cant win.

  • Nicola Ramzan commented on October 22, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    This barbaric boos sport needs to stop, how is it ok to kill a living being for fun. This is not fun it’s disgusting and you should be ashamed of yourself

  • linda white commented on October 22, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    You really are a sick nation. To call this culture is simply living in the dark ages. Respect the views of the majority of your people and STOP this barbaric cuelty NOW. Put your child in the ring and see how you feel.
    I will never visit Spain whilst this continues……………

  • Joanne Gibson commented on October 22, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Sick!

  • Dawn Hodgson commented on October 22, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    I cannot believe that anyone in this day and age can condone anything as atrocious as Bull Fighting.
    People may say it’s part of Spain’s heritage, but surely, now, when people are aware of the fear, torment and suffering that the animal feels and goes through a termination of this cruel sport should happen. The Bull’s have their horns ground, so not as sharp and various other ‘treatments ‘ carried out before they enter the ring which purposely puts them at great disadvantage against their tormentors and murderers. Is this entertainment, sport, I think not.

  • Stuart Petrie commented on October 22, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    The torture of animals is not acceptable in modern, civilsed societies. This archaic, unjustifiable and barbaric practice should be consigned to the history books and Spain should embrace humane and positive welfare animal practices.

  • Angelika Engels commented on October 22, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Stop this cruelty immedeately. It is a step back!!
    I will never visiting Spain again! It brings a great shame
    to the country because of this barbaric torture continue.

  • Judith milner commented on October 22, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    I love Spain and have lived here for 10 years . This decision is bad for the whole country .
    It is NOT culture It is barbaric cruelty , out of place in today’s society !

  • Mast barangi commented on October 22, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    This is a barbaric culture and it has to stop . I think it is a shame for country like Spain to continue to have this barbaric play.

  • Jo Bradbury commented on October 22, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Please stop this cruelty once and for all, it’s barbaric. No animal deserves to be treated in this way and it’s by no means a sport!
    Please, if you have any morals – do the decent thing.

  • Stuart Petrie commented on October 22, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    The torture of animals is unacceptable in a supposed modern civilsed society. There is nothing that could justify such a brutal, hideous practice and it is to Spain’s shame that it has not been consigned to the history books. Please show compassion to animals which are suffering and deserve to be treated in an ethical manner.

  • Lorna Xavier commented on October 22, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Which ones are the animals ?????

  • Sarah Lees commented on October 22, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    A sad day…animals tortured and killed slowly – !for entertainment! – It has NO PART in enlightened society.
    Cultural heritage? I think not. Backward thinking and cruel: shame on the Spanish Constitutional Court!

  • Mickie Lavender commented on October 22, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    This is so wrong on all levels and belongs to the dark ages. Animals deserve to have a pain free life. They have relatively short lives compared to humans and should be allowed to enjoy their lives.
    Please please put an end to this barbaric “sport”.

  • valerie peacheu commented on October 22, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    How disgusting .how low can the human race sink?

  • Sheila Winter commented on October 22, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    Surely Spain has so much genuine pleasant culture without the need for this cruel and outdated “custom” to be continued. Spaniards should be proud of their history but bullfighting should be consigned to the annals of history. How these “Judges” made this decision in the face of overwhelming support to BAN bullfighting is beyond belief, but possibly due to the “brown envelope” syndrome as we call it in England?

  • Thelma Green commented on October 22, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    This is a evil.cruelty sport they should be disgusting barbaric humans sick ban ban those poor animals suffring just to make money

  • Dolly Thethi commented on October 22, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Please plese please stop this horrific torture to these animals.

  • Ayeshah commented on October 22, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Shocking, this is not sport this is a slow and very painful death of an innocent Bull and for what pathetic human pleasure, disgusting and needs a total ban across the world.

  • Sally commented on October 22, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    I am very sad to have heard this news

  • NANCY commented on October 22, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    The barbaric, salvage and inhuman treatment of Bults during the “bullfight”, is an activity that MUST BE ELIMINATED FROM THE FACE OF EARTH.
    Shame on you Catalonia!

  • Hazel Baber commented on October 22, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    We used to holiday on Barcelona – not any more. Will not give my time and money to a place that takes public pleasure in torturing animals.

  • Julie commented on October 22, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Terrible

  • Sally reeve commented on October 22, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    These people belong in the Dark Ages. They’re both cruel and stupid

  • Ged Gorton commented on October 22, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    How on earth can a modern country with a rich culture still condone this barbaric so called sport.
    Who still goes to watch this ? It defies belief !

  • Alison Long commented on October 22, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    This is not entertainment -this is cruel and barbaric! Bullfighting is an old fashioned custom which is no longer acceptable in this day and age where there is a greater awareness and demand for animal welfare. Please stop this now!

  • Nikki commented on October 22, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    It disappoints me to see that compassion is still missing from many people’s hearts. We know right from wrong and we know the pain and suffering animals are exposed to in so many ways. We have the ability to empathise so what is going on here? It is evident that there is a massive amount of cruelty involved in bull fighting (among many other uses of animals) but we fail to intervene and do the right thing. It is a sad day when a country makes a decision to allow an act of animal cruelty. ‘Tradition’ is not a reason to permit acts of animal cruelty -there are no reasons for it; and this needs to stop NOW.

  • Heather Roberts commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Cruel, wicked , evil people. Bull fighting is draconiion.How would you like it if it were done to you.!! !

  • Matassi commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • Cendrine commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    Shameful! How can barbarism be culture? This is unbearable. When will such cruelty stop? Shame on you! How can people watch such cruelty and enjoy it? I’d like to see the judges in the bullring being tortured like the bulls are.

  • Pippa Tate commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    It is so cruel. They must be sick. Bullfighting needs to be banned – NOW.

  • Agnieszka Gocek commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Barbarity is not a tradition !! It is and always be a barbarity. That;s why I’ve promised myself not to visit Spain until this cruelty will be over !!!! Shame on UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

  • Lynda Stalker commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    I could never begin to understand how the suffering of animals is fun to watch. It’s beyond sick, it is totally inhuman. Can you feel their pain…their torture…I guess not and you don’t care…what does that say about you?

  • HAZEL HAMILTON commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    I am truly disgusted by your action. Bull fighting is an outdated, cruel and barbaric practice and you do Spain no favours in the eyes of the world by continuing it. Shame on you.

  • Lisa Jones commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Why kill? Why is it something of glory to look at and see an animal being tortured and then killed? How is that even thought of as entertaining??? It’s vile, evil – imagine your young relative, a niece being poked with a spear attacked stabbed to death for nothing by someone dressed in a costume? Would that be allowed? No it would be classed as murder. Murder-Premeditated Murder. This has to end stop torturing these innocent animals for fun disgusting and disturbing violence

  • Jesse Gennarelli commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Bullfighting is disgusting!!! Ban it now!!

  • Donna White commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Barbarians! Those who think this is sport have no empathy for other living beings. Imagine yourselves as the bull.
    Down with Spain!

  • Nancy Esposito commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    How primitive can you get?! Let do this to you, you barbarian pigs!

  • Kate commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Can someone write a Spanish language request so I can send it? I think it might be more effective in their own language and I don’t speak Spanish. Thank you.

  • Glen commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Utter barbaric cruelty to an innocent creature – so many people will not want to visit Spain unless this cruelty stops NOW.

  • Debi commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    You’re behind in times this is murder and the rest of the world sees you as a poor country! stop this murder

  • Jean Tenaille commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    NO COURT CAN OVERTURN THE PEOPLES WILL, ITS TIME TO GET OUT ON THE STREETS AND MAKE THEM END THIS TORTURE!

  • Angela Fu commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Shame on you Catalonia

  • Heather Johnson commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Please end these cruel fights. This world needs more compassion and less senseless cruel killings!!!

  • Seerjana commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    This is a discusting cruel sport & can’t believe Spain think this is ok??!!! This is plain torture nothing else. For this reason I would never visit places in Spain which allow this to happen. I’m from London & we all think this!!!!

  • Anna Benham commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    So awful for these Animals.Shameful and disgusting.

  • Teresa commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    “Bull fighting” is misnamed, THERE IS NO “FIGHT”. What is seen in a bull ring is the SADISTIC GRATIFICATION OF HUMANS EXPLOITING A CAPTIVE ANIMAL, WHO HAS ALREADY BEEN SUBJECTED TO CRUELTY, DEPRIVATION AND ABUSE. Driven into a circular enclosure from which there is NO ESCAPE and TAUNTED UNMERCIFULLY IN TO RETALIATION, THEN STABBED AND CHASED UNTIL SO WEAK AND CONFUSED IT EVENTUALLY DIES OR IS ALLOWED TO LIVE in ABUSIVE CAPTIVITY until the next horrific SADISTIC REPETITION. SCREAMING human spectators look on for their sadistic gratification. OR if SICKENED by such barbery, leave vowing never to return. NO SELF RESPECTING HUMAN WOULD PARTAKE OR CONDONE DONE THIS MEDIEVAL TORTURE. PLEASE STOP THIS BLATANT CRUELTY. IT HAS NO PLACE IN A CIVILISED SOCIETY!

  • Catherine Rindstig commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Stop the bullfighting now!! It is horrible and awful to the bulls. I thougt the spanish people was a modern people!

  • C Martin commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    A disgrace this continues in this day and age.

  • Maria Los commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    If the Spanish government is so pathetic and needs to cling to such vile traditions then bullfights need to be boycotted and people should not vacation in Spain; HIT THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT IN THE POCKET….

  • Donna Ridley commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Disgusting. Only deranged people could enjoy watching animal torture!

  • Claudia Pisani commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Please stop the torture. Being kind is so easy and makes the world a better place for humans and animals.

  • Anna Sherling commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    Let’s stop this cruelty to this beautiful bulls. Let’s boycott bull fight!!

  • Gail hansen commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Horrible, cruel and disgusting! It’s 2016 this simply shouldn’t be happening!

  • Sandy Glenn commented on October 23, 2016 at 12:05 am

    This is 2016. This country must evolve with today’s society & stop torturing these innocent animals!!! It is barbaric & inhumane.

  • Sandy Glenn commented on October 23, 2016 at 12:07 am

    This is 2016. This country must evolve with today’s society! STOP TORTURING & KILLING THESE ANIMALS. IT IS BARBARIC & INHUMANE.

  • Estelle Kriel commented on October 23, 2016 at 12:13 am

    Please stop this barbaric sport, animals have feelings too!

  • Mary Jones commented on October 23, 2016 at 12:14 am

    I thought the people of Catalonia were ahead of the rest of the barbaric Spanish but apparently not so.
    What I would say is “why take this retrogressive step”
    be that much more enlightened than the others.

  • Cindy Guarnieri commented on October 23, 2016 at 12:15 am

    Bullfighting may be part of Spanish culture and heritage, but that doesn’t mean that people want it to continue. This is a brutal mistreatment and torture to these poor animals. This is barbaric, inexcusable, unnecessary, and unacceptable today. No animals should have to suffer and be sacrificed for tradition or culture and it NEEDS TO STOP AND END FOR GOOD.

  • Sian Jenner commented on October 23, 2016 at 12:25 am

    The men who take part have choice. . neither bull or horse do… this is a sadistic barbaric tribal ritual, which is both cruel beyond humanity and utterly obscene. Their is no bravery, only egotistical moronic obscenity

  • Sian Jenner commented on October 23, 2016 at 12:27 am

    The man had a choice. .. the bull did not. No sympathy

  • Rosemary Jones commented on October 23, 2016 at 12:31 am

    Disgusting people watching an animal slowly die so they can relive some ghastly mythological story from the Dark Ages. Not going to Spain if I can help it. And they say they are religious. Stupid. Torturing animals as though God is not watching. STOP IT.

  • Dona LaSchiava commented on October 23, 2016 at 12:40 am

    E-mail sent! ANIMAL CRUELTY IS NOT CULTURE! This revoltingly heinous sub-human savagery has no place in21st century civilization, NONE!

  • Romola Newport commented on October 23, 2016 at 12:54 am

    For a Country that is known for its Barbaric Torture and Cruelty, it is time to change, start with stopping these Heinous Bullfights.

  • Donna commented on October 23, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Everyone gets upset.. angry that the bull who has been speared many times and is obviously is a great deal of pain and terrified has actually managed to kill his attacker… and then the people viciously murder the bull … the brutal bullfighting needs to stop !!!!! It is so many ways wrong!!!

  • Kristine Shocinski commented on October 23, 2016 at 1:14 am

    Stop bullfighting. It’s cruel.

  • S Browning commented on October 23, 2016 at 1:16 am

    A bullfight is a shameful, obscene spectacle. The poor bulls are tortured for months – even before entering the bullring. This is no fair contest. They stand NO chance against armed men. Disgusting and vile, and all done for money.
    No more Spanish holidays for us. No more Spanish wine for us now. No more produce from Spain for us. We will boycott it all, until this cruelty to animals stops. Gratuitous cruelty revolts us. It must stop.

  • Marguerite Morgan commented on October 23, 2016 at 1:28 am

    Butchering animals is so barbaric

  • Rusty Adam commented on October 23, 2016 at 1:44 am

    REALLY? In 2016!

  • Evelyn Ball commented on October 23, 2016 at 2:02 am

    Disgraceful that a country still abuses/tortures animals for culture. Time to step into the modern age and start showing some compassion towards animals!!!!!!

  • JOHANNA Beyts commented on October 23, 2016 at 2:05 am

    I have alwaus hated bullfighting it os cruel and degrades Spanish culture

  • Orietta Barbari commented on October 23, 2016 at 2:32 am

    Please please please do not reinstate torturous bull fights. Let these majestic animals live out their lives peacefully.

  • Jamie Green commented on October 23, 2016 at 3:05 am

    Shame on you! Ban this cruel event now!

  • Dawn Chapdelaine commented on October 23, 2016 at 3:07 am

    Bull Fighting is only done by evil people. I wish more fighters would die, instead of the innocent bull. Bull fighters are rotten to the core and should all be killed.

  • lisa kingsley commented on October 23, 2016 at 3:09 am

    Please stop this horrible cruelty now. Thank you.

  • Bash Judy commented on October 23, 2016 at 3:39 am

    End this cruel torture and killing of innocent animals now. End bullfighting!

  • Mosh commented on October 23, 2016 at 3:48 am
  • Obaid Khan commented on October 23, 2016 at 4:38 am

    This is an outrage! I have emailed them and I urge our politicians to get involved. I see no amusement in torture and blood! Absolutely an outrage!

  • Tracy commented on October 23, 2016 at 6:05 am

    This is not about culture, it’s about sociopathic murder of a defenceless earthling who has no voice. Please stop this and all exploitation of all earthlings

  • amy chan commented on October 23, 2016 at 6:34 am

    I’m absolutely shocked by the decision of over-turning the ban on bull-fighting which is barbaric, backward, and unethical. It sends a horrible image of the people and culture of Catalonia, which I will never visit again!!! I’m also speaking on behalf of many potential tourists for your region, we feel furious about the court decision!!!

  • Rose-Marie Grobbelaar commented on October 23, 2016 at 7:08 am

    A death of a so-called “matador” is no tragedy, no loss. He is just another killer that that has paid the price. You live without compassion, you die without compassion.

  • Marion Harris commented on October 23, 2016 at 7:43 am

    This so-called sport is sheer bloodlust and it is shameful that it is still practised in 21st century.

  • Sonja Broxton commented on October 23, 2016 at 8:11 am

    I am very disappointed about this bad news! Ban this horrible crual bullfighting. This is a very bad step backwards and has nothing to do with sport and is a very very shaming ugly and crual tradition of your country!

  • Colin commented on October 23, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Barbaric, Very sad backward step, No place in the 21st Century, of so called civilised people.

  • Heather Hinam commented on October 23, 2016 at 9:19 am

    Shame on you. Barbaric and really clueless people. Bullfighting has no place in the world. It’s unwanted and unwarranted.

  • Sarah Baker commented on October 23, 2016 at 10:01 am

    This is a disgrace. This is outdated and cruel. It’s not a firm of entertainment. …it’s murder!!! Find some humanity and ban this horrific cruelty!!!

  • S kennedy commented on October 23, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Why do people enjoy watching an animal that can feel pain and fear be tortured for fun. Stop the suffering

  • Pat commented on October 23, 2016 at 10:36 am

    If he wasn’t hurting, then killing the bull for ‘fun’, then theyd both still be alive. That man chose to be there – the bull did not.

  • Stephen Clapham commented on October 23, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Beggars’ belief I just despair what humans are capable of, When I read of this sort of thing really do believe we’ve come nowhere in a two thousand years as a race. In God’s name how can this still be happening, I’ve been to Barcelona on holiday wish I hadn’t and I won’t be going back to this barbaric act ends. PLEASE END IT NOW!

  • NOELA TZIARKAS commented on October 23, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Bullfighting is an archaic barbaric activity. It should be banned forever in this enlightened day & age. Animal welfare has become a very important issue as we humans hopefully become more educated in animal behaviour.

  • joanne kay commented on October 23, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Psycopaths

  • Roger Harding commented on October 23, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Vamos España. Entrar en el siglo 21.

    Esta es una barbarie ‘deportivos’ que no tiene cabida en una sociedad civilizada. Conseguir su actuar juntos y detenerlo ahora.

    Come on Spain. Get into the 21st century.

    This is a barbaric ‘sport’ that has no place in a civilised society. Get your act together and stop it now.

    Thank you

  • Chris Cowen commented on October 23, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Bull fighting is disgusting the bull has no chance it is cruel .don’t know how anyone can watch it.

  • Tina shurtleff commented on October 23, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    I thought Spain was a catholic nation. This disgusting event is nothing but pagan cruelty and it’s time is over. Like the dog eating festival in China, the Dolphin slaughter in Taiji, the barbaric pilot whale massacre in the Faroe Islands, and the rhino and ivory trade these horrific actions by ignorant uneducated nations need to stop. Their governments that are sticking up for these acts of cruelty are hurting their own people economically and socially as boycotts are spreading around the world.

  • Kim commented on October 23, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    That’s in teresting my understanding is that although the courts have overturned this – the power still lies in the hands and hearts of the people – so don’t go just don’t go to these ‘fights’ without funding or attendance they will cease to exist – step up and into your power – the power is in your choice not in the constitution itself

  • sue Bell commented on October 23, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Bull fighting has had its day. No decent person wants to see a return to it. It is only for a tiny minority of sick sadistic people. Keep the ban!

  • Marc commented on October 23, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Stop this cruelty, for ever!!!!

  • Mariish commented on October 23, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    It is really nice for the bulls..

    They get some exercise and a really good run around.

    Then they are humanely slaughtered.

    Is just so tragic, that are Matador had to lose his life

  • Renu commented on October 23, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Ban this cruel and barbaric practice of sadistic bull fighting . We don’t need it. Bulls need to be left alone to lead a peaceful life.

  • Bellinda Rolf-jansen commented on October 23, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    How can you make this dessision ?????????? you have no heart at all !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jenny commented on October 23, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Horrific and totally disgusting to call barbaric cruelty torture and finally death to an animal unable to defend itself against the worst animal on the planet “Humans” as cultural entertainment. We do not live in the dark ages. I will never visit a country where barbaric sport or cultural practices as it is called are practiced. Ban this sport not bring it back Horrific!!!

  • Gemma ray commented on October 23, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    Absolutely revolting how anyone could get any sort of pleasure out of this barbaric blood sport is beyond any decent normal human BAN IT

  • Roger commented on October 23, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    F**k SPAIN..

  • Elizabeth Crampton commented on October 23, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Barbaric, why would any culture want to be associated with this uncivilised and outdated “entertainment”???

  • Sarah Neuman commented on October 23, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    There is no need for anyone to suffer, get injured or die, people or animals shouldn’t have to go through this! Tradition or not, bullfighting should be banned!!!

  • Tatiana Tonekaboni commented on October 23, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Stop the torture of bulls this is not heritage or culture but the inhumane treatment of animals and their suffering

  • Nancy Schultz commented on October 23, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Horrible!!!!

  • wendy commented on October 23, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    I agree with Miranda. this is disgracefull and has to stop

  • Shaun Fletcher commented on October 23, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    How can we have cruelty to wildlife acts etc, then allow Bullfighting to still happen Also being a part of Europe this cruelty is still allowed to happen in a modern ethical society. I’m against such practices and animal cruelty in which ever form it takes should be banned. Your decision is certainly wrong to allow such barbaric practices to resume.

  • Sasha kemble commented on October 23, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    VIOLENCE DOES NOT BELONG ANYWHERE
    SAVE THE BULL !!!!

  • michael stubbings commented on October 23, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Bull fighting is not a sport, the poor bull is tormented and tortured, l would never go to see this and if more people did the same then there would be no support for this barbaric so called sport.

  • Lee commented on October 23, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Stop the cruelty. We are no longer barbaric.

  • Alex Rice commented on October 23, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Do u really want your culture to be torture!?

  • Lee commented on October 23, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    It’s important not to harm or torture animals, especially for fund. God will not be happy and we as humans have evolved past that stage.

  • Lee commented on October 23, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    This barbaric bullfighting cruelty must stop. It is not nice to inflict pain and suffering on animals for fun. Stop it now.

  • Jasbir Kaur Dhillon commented on October 23, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    If this is what Spain’s heritage is, it is shameful. I would never visit a country that allows torture of animals, it will never be a tourist destination for me.

  • Rosie Begum commented on October 23, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    This must stop this isn’t a sport it’s just damn cruelty and disgusting you all should ashamed of yourselfs

  • Dennis Stephens commented on October 23, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Catalonia lit a light in the evil darkness of parts of Spain. There is a democratic demand that bull torture be ended; do not let the perverted wishes of a bunch of medieval sadistic psychopaths, (who obviously have a further corruption in their make up), get in the way.

  • Maria commented on October 23, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    It is in circumstances like this when I feel utterly embarrassed and ashamed of my Spanish descent. How ignorant and damaged can someone be to consider bullfighting “culture”. There is something tremendousky wrong with people that gets pleasure from torture. This archaic practice should be banned for good.

  • Ingrid Finch commented on October 23, 2016 at 6:58 pm

    Come out of the dark ages Catalonia! There is no place today for this appalling barbarism! Culture is no excuse for torturing animals!

  • Anne Bekkers commented on October 23, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Please stop abuse! Listen to the voice of your heart please.

  • Rachael commented on October 23, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Cruel

  • Joanne Oakden commented on October 23, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    But torture is not culture.

  • Helena Turner commented on October 23, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    What did these beautiful animals do to deserve such treatment? Please stop this sadistic entertainment fit only for sick people.

  • Jackie White commented on October 23, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    This should be raised in the European Courts, as they are EU members. Contact your MEP to protest about this decision

  • Ingrid Kozaczek commented on October 23, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Let’s celebrate the best Spain has to offer not the worst

  • Keri favell commented on October 23, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Please do not overturn the ban, I am very disappointed to hear that this is an option even being considered given the evidence of animal cruelty.

    This does not promote peace in any way which should be the ultimate target of every human being, to achieve PEACE between all of creation.

  • Elizabeth Evans commented on October 23, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Will never step foot in Spain again! What kind of people can watch a bull being tortured, people I don’t want to mix with.

  • Janis gummel commented on October 23, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    End this depravity

  • Maria smith commented on October 24, 2016 at 3:34 am

    You must be kidding me! Please ban this cruel and barbaric act if bill fighting and running with the bulls! I will voice to anyone who hears me to not visit your country if you continue to abuse your bulls!!

  • Meher Behrana commented on October 24, 2016 at 6:05 am

    Please end this ancient bloodshed and cruelty. Have love and respect for animals. Please don’t kill them ,for human pleasure and entertainment. They are not sent on this earth to entertain humans. Be humane.
    “Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.”
    ― Arthur Schopenhauer, The Basis of Morality

  • Katie commented on October 24, 2016 at 8:38 am

    This is cruel and dated. I will. It be returning to Spain until there is a total ban on bull fighting.

  • RennieAnn Lindsay commented on October 24, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Do animals matter ? Then Please please make them matter to the government. I’m RennieAnn Lindsay and “I’m living for the day that animal cruelty stops .*

  • Lise commented on October 24, 2016 at 9:24 am

    very disappointed to see this has happened! spain and the spanish people are better than that!

  • Pamela Clayton commented on October 24, 2016 at 10:45 am

    This is SO Terrible! The Cruel people who commit these horrific acts and the people who watch all this cruelty and Enjoy it
    SO hope it will Soon be banned.

  • Kat commented on October 24, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Due to corrupt politicians so many preciouse lifes will be destroyed in such a monstrous sadistic event. A shame for Spain and Catalonia. Killing bulls will never makes you any more masculine. It is dishonest and cowardly over all masses. Real men save animals they do not kill them!
    Stop bullfighting, free all animals, stop animal cruelty!

  • Kath Keeper commented on October 24, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    I have emailed the Spanish Court and I hope our pleas will help them to see that those who support this are often unintelligent tourists who belittle the wonderful Spanish people who know this is wrong in so many ways. It is hoped that the authorities reconsider and end this medieval cruelty

  • Michael Kneafsey commented on October 24, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    Bill fighting is torture and must be banned

  • andrew jankowski commented on October 24, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    this has nothing to do with any culture in any shape or form. this is sadistic barbarism, pure and simple. backward country.

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