Most Spaniards don`t like bullfighting: Poll

Updated: Aug 01, 2010, 17:49 PM IST

Madrid: A new poll says that Spaniards don`t like bullfighting and oppose a ban on it.

The survey, published today by the Spanish daily El Pais, says 58 per cent believe the Catalan ban was more a rejection of a Spanish tradition than a desire to protect animal rights.

Catalonia, which prides itself on its distinct identity, became Spain`s first major region to prohibit bullfighting Wednesday following a campaign by rights activists.

The poll said 60 per cent of Spaniards don`t like bullfighting, 37 per cent do, and three per cent did not answer.

However, 57 per cent opposed Catalonia`s prohibition, while only 30 per cent backed it.

The Metroscopia firm survey questioned 500 people on Wednesday and Thursday and had a margin of error of 4.5 percent.