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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

WSPA hands over 140,000 signatures to the Catalonian Parliament
Catalonia is poised to make history this week, as they vote on a decision that could result in a ban on bullfighting, and 140,000 supporters of animal welfare have signed a letter to the Members of the Catalonian Parliament telling them that they would like to see bullfighting banned.

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.

Global reach: WSPA celebrates 1,000 member societies
WSPA, the world’s largest alliance of animal welfare organisations, has grown to a total of 1,012 members. The 19 newest member societies will help strengthen the global animal welfare movement, changing many animals’ lives for the better.

WSPA helps Nicaragua enact strict animal welfare laws
WSPA hails the introduction of this far-reaching animal welfare legislation in the 7-million strong nation in Central America.

2010: A year of animal achievements
With 2010 coming to an end, WSPA would like to thank its donors and advocates for their ongoing support and dedication to helping animals.

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