WSPA has joined other leading animal NGOs outside the Spanish Embassy in London to oppose proposed legislation that will protect bullfighting under the status of ‘cultural heritage’. According to this survey:
- Seventy-six percent oppose use of public funds to support the bullfighting industry
- Only 29 percent of the population support bullfighting (just 13 percent support it “strongly”)
- Seventy-five percent of respondents said they hadn’t attended a bullfight in the last five years
- Seven percent of respondents said they attended a bullfight “about once a year,” compared with 20 percent who said they visited a museum/art exhibition; 19 percent who made theatre visits; and 12 percent who attended football matches
- Sixty-seven percent agree that children under 16 should not be allowed to attend bullfights
No argument for tradition or culture can justify the horrific and painful ordeals bulls and many horses undergo during a bullfight.