Ban on anything resembling bullfighting by Barcelona City Hall

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BARCELONA City Hall plans to ban anything resembling a bullfight.

In June 2013, bullfights and any other celebration which included the death of bulls were banned. However, now, having studied the matter with animal defence groups, the council wants to ban any of the steps involved in a bullfight to prevent animals from suffering.

This will be included in a new law for the Protection, Ownership and Sale of Animals which is due to come into effect in September.

It will also include a ban on ‘bullfighting shows’ for performances, films, adverts or any other matter. To get approval to do so, an evaluation will be carried out to determine whether it would be stressful or abusive for the animals. Using wild animals in shows will also be banned. 

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