Parts of the arena are in a poor condition.

11-02-2015

Campaigners from Mallorca Sense Sang (Majorca Without Blood) will meet tomorrow with the president (speaker) of the Balearic parliament, Xelo Huertas, and present the petition signed by more than 150,000 people which calls on parliament to end bullfighting and stop any more animal torture and death in the name of entertainment.

Following the approval of the motion on Tuesday which will lead to a change in animal-protection law and so a ban, the campaigners say that Majorca’s society is wanting such a ban to be put into effect with the utmost speed. The campaign’s spokesperson, Guillermo Amengual, says that the delivery of the petition shows the support of more than 150,000 people for bullfighting prohibition. “Parliament has all the means to ban bullfighting, and we hope that there will be no more bullfights in Majorca.”

In addition to the signatures, the campaign has attracted the support of 32 municipalities in Majorca, one in Ibiza and the Council of Majorca. They have all declared themselves opposed to bullfighting and in favour of a ban.

Meanwhile, the campaign is also denouncing once again the condition of both interior and exterior aspects of the bullring in Palma, arguing that the arena poses a safety risk for those attending different types of event. “The exterior is in a heightened state of deterioration. Columns are cracked, lampposts are in a poor state and there is a risk of collapse. An end has to be put to this lamentable neglect,” adds Amengual.

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