"Barcelona has voted to ban bullfighting, after a big campaign by animal rights groups.
Nearly 250,000 people signed a petition calling for abolition in Catalonia, of which Barcelona is the capital.
The regional government must now approve the ban, the first of its kind in Spain, for it to become law.
Supporters of the sport, regarded by many as a national pastime, have threatened to take to the streets in protest.
In a secret ballot, 21 councillors voted in favour, 15 against, with two abstentions.[...]"
"[...]A recent poll of 800 people in the city, carried out by Demoscopia last year, suggested 63% did not want bullfights in Barcelona, with 55% agreeing that Barcelona should declare itself an anti-bullfighting city[...]."
extractos retirados de "Barcelona Bid To End Bullfighting" BBC News, em 26 de Março de 2004