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Anti- and pro-bullfighting groups go head to head in Europe
Update: As a result of last week's successful anti-bullfighting activity in the EU parliament, 95 MEPs signed the white model bull and over 1,000 parliament staff signed an anti-bullfighting petition.

Ricky Gervais Partners with WSPA to End Bullfighting
Today, actor, producer and writer Ricky Gervais has partnered with the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) to call for an end to the cruel practice of bullfighting, and urge tourists to stop supporting such brutality on their travels.

Protest against the suffering of Spanish bulls
Over 300 people from organizations including WSPA member society ADDA demonstrated outside Barcelona's last bullring in a protest organized by political party PACMA.

Spanish state TV stops children from watching bullfights
51 years after the Spanish state television broadcaster TVE showed its first bullfight, it has announced that it will not show bullfighting while children are viewing.

Catalonia makes history by banning bullfights
Catalonia has made history today: the Catalonian Parliament has voted to approve the amendment of the current animal protection legislation and therefore ban bullfighting within the region.

Catalonian parliament edges towards bullfighting ban
WSPA has backed Plataforma ‘Prou’ (‘enough’ in English) who have campaigned for an end to the inhumane treatment of bulls and horses in bullfights.

WSPA Cheers Bullring Closure Reports
WSPA is delighted by recent news reports that say the last bullring in Barcelona, Spain, is due to close, due to lack of public interest in the cruel spectator sport.

Battle against bullfighting gains ground
In Colombia, a groundbreaking decision by the nation’s senate resulted in the bullfights of the famous Feria de Cali carnival being denied cultural heritage status.

Local networking saves bears from cruel contest
WSPA and PBRC’s local networking program enabled them to enlist support against the powerful landlords who arranged the event.

Kenyan animal welfare network prevents showcase of cruelty
The fights are not traditional in the Nairobi Province and are banned by Kenya’s animal welfare laws, but the organizers argued that bullfighting would encourage tourism and won the support of Kenya’s culture and tourism ministers.

Balkasar open for bears: Pakistan’s new WSPA-funded bear sanctuary
The sanctuary will also provide a refuge for the remaining 60-70 Asian black bears in Pakistan who are still being used in bear baiting, a cruel and illegal blood sport.

Undercover bear baiting footage reveals corruption
Disturbing footage taken in July by WSPA member society the Bioresource Research Centre (BRC) has proven that bear baiting events are taking place in Punjab and resulted in the investigation of wildlife officials for corruption.

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