By Euro Weekly News Media • 20 May 2015 • 16:47
MORE than 120,000 people have already signed a petition entitled, Mallorca Sense Sang, which aims to turn the Island into an anti-bullfighting region.The Mallorca Sense Sang campaign, which translates to ‘Mallorca without blood,’ was launched one year ago by animal rights associations AnimaNaturalis and CAS International.“We believe the end of bull-fights is near,” said organisers in a statement: “The campaign also gained support from cultural and political circles, with the signature of actors Carlos Bardem and Rossy de Palma.”They added that 17 municipalities of the Island have been declared as ‘anti-bullfighting” by their Councils.“It is the first time in the history of bull-fighting in Mallorca that this degree of support by population has been registered. We will not stop here,” read the statement.“Being able to achieve this amount of signatures in only a year has been a very important step in our goal to turn Mallorca in a region free of bull-fighting and making possible that this season will be the last one in the Mallorcan territory,” explained the coordinator of the campaign, Guillermo Amengual.Political parties MES per Palma, PSOE Palma, Som Palma and Guanyem Palma have already shown their support to this project, which has only encountered resistance from the PP conservative party and independent party Ciudadanos.The petition can be found at the official website www.mallorcasinsangre.org/.The creators claim that even though an estimated amount of 70 per cent of the population is against bull-fighting, the Spanish Government reportedly spends more than €500 million every year to fund it and promote it.
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