Mallorca and Ibiza prohibit the killing of the bull in bullfighting
The archipelago of the Balearic islands, including Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza, prohibit, as from Monday the killing of bulls during bullfighting.
It is after the Canary Islands in 1991, the second Spanish region in which this is legally recorded. In addition, the bulls also no physical and psychological pain is more to be done. The duration of a bullfight is limited to ten minutes.
Catalonia banned bullfighting completely in 2010, but the Spanish Constitutional Court ruled that last year illegal. In 2013, it was bullfighting as Spanish intangible cultural heritage.
In a traditional bullfight fighting bull and bullfighter compete against each other. The fight lasts for about half an hour, making the stiervechter the animal is trying to kill by a sword through his heart to stab. Now get bulls in the Balearic islands for a battle, a medical check and they go after the duel back to the farm.
Bullfighting, la fiesta nacional’ in Spain known, is deep in the Spanish tradition. Nevertheless, a growing number of animal rights activists meet to protest and a complete ban requirements. In different regions, running the numbers of the bullfights for years back.