Declaration against bullfighting by Palma de MallorcaMonday, August 3rd 2015
A historical moment in Palma de Mallorca @ Mallorca Sense Sang
Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the autonomous Spanish Balearic Islands, has declared itself against bullfighting! Until now this is the most important success of the campaign ‘Mallorca Sense Sang’ (Mallorca without Blood) by CAS International and AnimaNaturalis. The total number of anti-bullfighting municipalities in Mallorca is now 20, 16 of them declared themselves anti-bullfighting thanks to our campaign! The main objective of ‘Mallorca Sense Sang’ is to completely abolish bullfighting on the Spanish Balearic Islands and to obtain as many anti-bullfighting municipalities as possible.
Thanks to political lobby Palma de Mallorca has declared itself now as an anti-bullfighting municipality. The political parties PSOE, Som Palma and MÉS voted in favour of the initiative, PP and Ciudadanos against it. More than 130,000 signatures have been presented to the city council of Palma de Mallorca to request the end of bullfighting in the city.
Guillermo Amengual, spokesman of Mallorca Sense Sang, states that a historic step has been taken for the animals in Palma de Mallorca. The declaration of Palma de Mallorca as an anti-bullfighting municipality is the first step towards the end of bullfighting on the Balearic Islands. Now preparations are being made to start a citizen initiative that will lead to the end of bullfighting on the islands.
The list of anti-bullfighting municipalities now numbers 132 worldwide. There are now 108 municipalities in Spain that declared themselves against bullfighting. The following municipalities are now against bullfighting thanks to our campaign: Son Servera , Mancor de la Vall, Ariany, Deià, Sant Joan, Campanet, Manacor, Santa Margalida, Lloseta, Porreres, Algaida, Capdepera, Santa María del Camí, Sencelles, Artà, and Palma de Mallorca. Marius Kolff, director of CAS, says: “CAS is very happy that the capital of the Balearic Islands is now free of bullfighting. This gives us extra support to get bullfighting abolished on the Balearic Islands in general.”
We have now reached 130,000 signatures. You may help us actively so we can collect more signatures to convince the local politicians to forbid bullfighting on the Balearic Islands. Please help us by signing and sharing the petition!
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