STAFF REPORTER

PALMA
ANIMAL protection groups were handing out leaflets to tourists as they arrived on Majorca yesterday, setting out plans to have bullfighting abolished prior to a full-scale protest to be held outside the bullring in Palma this Friday.

Knowing that many foreign visitors from elsewhere in Europe feel that the bullfight is cruel and outdated, members of the Balearic Animal Defence League (Baldea) were happy to team up with the Majorcan Society for the Protection of Plants and Animals and “AnimaNaturalis” to promote their crusade to stop it.

Meanwhile, a demonstration is planned on Friday at 8pm outside Palma's bullring during what will be the second bullfight held in the Balearics after the practice was banned in the region of Catalonia on 28th July.

It will also be the second time that the animal protection groups have joined forces to launch a demonstration of considerable strength. The first was held outside Inca bullring on 1st August when 300 protesters gathered to confront local supporters of the tradition. For Friday's protest, organisers have asked that all supporters wear black for maximum impact.

Explanatory leaflets about the campaign will be handed out to visitors in Plaza España on Friday between 10am and 1pm.

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