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Mallorca campaigners slam Constitutional Court verdict overturning Catalunya's bullfight ban
08 October 2016 @ 23:21

NEWS that the Constitutional Court may overturn Catalunya's bullfight ban has been condemned by animal protection campaigners in the Balearic Islands, another region planning on scrapping all bull-related spectacles.

Spokesman for Mallorca Sense Sang ('Mallorca without blood') Guillermo Amengual, calls the PP party's appeal against the ruling to the Constitutional Court 'an attack on democracy'.

He calls for the public to 'rise up against' a decision 'closer to a dictatorship than to a democratic State', and branded the Constitutional Court 'a corrupt organism' closely linked to the right-wing PP.

The Balearic Islands should 'remain firm' in the face of a decision which has 'purely political ends' and 'goes against the will of the people', who have 'actively shown their rejection of bullfighting'.

“The People's Legislative Initiative presented to Catalunya regional Parliament was backed by over 180,000 signatures and voted on democratically within Parliament itself,” Amengual recalls.

“For this reason, the decision should be considered more valid than the Constitutional Court verdict, which only responds to an appeal presented by the PP to protect its own personal financial interests.”


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