Balearic Parliament approves bull runs ‘without blood, without suffering’

THE Balearic Parliament has approved a law for bull runs which prohibits the killing of the animal during the spectacle.

Strict regulations will be brought into place for bull runs, where the animal cannot be harmed in any way, alcohol cannot be sold, those under-18 cannot attend and flags cannot be used.

Runs are also limited to 10 minutes per bull, and 30 minutes total.

Blood doping for both professionals and the animals has also been prohibited, and the bulls must spend 48 hours in a pen – rather than a small compartment where they are kept in the dark before a run – and taken directly to the starting point of the run.

The new law has faced harsh criticism, with some calling the law “unenforceable” and unconstitutional.

Ciudadanos spokesman Xavier Pericay has also gone as far as to call the changes “traitorous” by attempting to “ban a culture without people realising.” 

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    • felipe

      26 July 2017 • 09:16

      Unconstitutional ! Torturing animals…a culture in our modern western world ??
      Well then let’s go back to the older cultures of ‘damnatio ad bestiae’ where imposters and thieves were thrown in the arenas with wild animals…have Xavier Pericay run the first trial, and the bulls as an audience…


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