Madrid – as the Spanish Parliament debated a proposed new law to declare bullfighting a cultural heritage, an Ipsos MORI public opinion poll commissioned by the Humane Society International reveals that the majority of Spaniards do not approve of public funds for bloodsports and three quarters of the population haven’t attended a bullfight in the last five years. Only 20 percent of Spanish people support bullfighting, according to poll results.
A legislative proposal supported by bullfighting enthusiast to protect and promote bullfighting nationwide is being debated by the Culture Committee before being voted on by the Senate and then the Congress. If passed, public money could be used to fund and promote this bloody spectacular in which bulls are tormented until death in a bullfighting ring.
Palma de Mallorca April 2013