Madrid: A new poll says most Spaniards don`t
like bullfighting but oppose the banning of it by the
northeastern region of Catalonia.
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
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