It’s Official: Bullfighting Is Banned in Catalonia

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As the bells rang in the New Year, they marked a new, kinder future. The long-awaited day that both Catalans and compassionate people around the globe have been waiting for has arrived. As of yesterday, bullfighting in Catalonia is officially a thing of the past!

The people have spoken: cruelty to animals – disguised as “tradition” – will no longer be tolerated. Various cities and towns across Spain, France, Portugal, Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador have all recently declared themselves anti-bullfighting, and now Catalonia has become the second Spanish region to ban bullfighting outright, after the Canary Islands in 1991. According to a 2009 Gallup survey, 76 per cent of Spaniards have no interest in attending or supporting bullfights.

Pamplona Anti Bullfighting Demonstration 2011

PETA and AnimaNaturalis demonstration in Pamplona just weeks before the vote took place

This momentum must continue, so please take action today to help us bring an end to bullfighting wherever it takes places.


  • John Alexander Gibson commented on January 5, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    This is so great, the ending of bull fighting in Catalonia will save thousands of bulls from being cruelly murdered. This is great news for animal rights, great job PETA.

  • Silvia commented on January 8, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Perchè cavolo non mettete le date agli articoli?
    Why,on earth,you don’t put dates on articles?

  • Silvia commented on January 8, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Anyway,it’s great!

  • Wowzers commented on September 13, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Catalonia 2010, matadors and bulls zero!

  • Miriam commented on September 23, 2015 at 4:27 am

    Just one piece of information, the Gallup surveys don’t include to the Canary Islands, which is by far the most anti-bullfighting region in Spain and which population counts for almost 5% of the Spanish population. If you include the Canaries, that 76% of Spaniards against bullfights will be higher, as in the Canary Islands is basically impossible to find someone who enjoy this medieval cruelty.

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