The campaign group Mallorca Sense Sang (Majorca Without Blood) has been successful in persuading councils across Majorca to declare their municipalities anti-bullfighting. The latest town hall to do this is Son Servera, where the council meeting this week approved the anti-bullfighting declaration with the support of all political groups except the Partido Popular which abstained.
Son Servera now becomes the nineteenth Majorcan municipality to make this pledge, joining, among others, Arta, Capdepera, Deya and Santa Margalida (there are 53 municipalities in all).
The group has also accumulated 130,000 signatures for its petition to abolish bullfighting in Majorca, but the next big challenge for it and the animal-rights group Anima Naturalis is to convince a town which stages bullfights (now only four - Alcudia, Inca, Muro and Palma) to add its name to the nineteen municipalities.
 Of these, Muro definitely will not, but the other three, because of political changes, might be more amenable: Inca’s new administration has already distanced itself from the annual bullfight during the town’s summer fiestas and it is not included in the programme.
The big one, though, would be Palma, and Anima Naturalis believes that “we are on the point” of there being an “historic” declaration there against bullfighting.