Gervais & Anderson Thrilled With Bullfighting Ban

Animal lovers RICKY GERVAIS and PAMELA ANDERSON are thrilled with lawmakers' decision to ban bullfighting in Spain's Catalonia region.
The pair, both dedicated champions of animal rights, have long spoken out against the barbaric sport, which sees a matador kill a bull in front of hordes of spectators.
The British comedian backed the proposal by Catalonia's government to vote on whether the sport should be banned - and he is "delighted" with their decision on Wednesday (28Jul10) to abolish the historical spectacle.
In a statement, Gervais says, "I am absolutely delighted with this result. However, we mustn't get complacent. There are still many outdated practices around the world that are simply cruel."
And Anderson took to her Twitter.com page to make fans aware of the vote, writing, "Some historic news to report: Catalonia has just today banned bullfighting!"
Other celebrities who joined the call for the ban include Brigitte Bardot and Latino variety star Charo, who is currently pushing for a similar move in Mexico.
Catalonia, which includes tourist hot spot Barcelona, is the second region to abolish bullfighting after the Spanish-owned Canary Islands. Bullfighting is still popular in Madrid and the south of the country.


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i too am very excited about banning bullfighting,it is sooooo cruel and to think of how many bulls have suffered at the hands of people that can say its a sport,how revulting.those poor animals all deserve a decent life just like us and i hope one day soon there will be no more bullfights in the world and how people can go and pay money to watch such a barbaric event is beyond my thinking,i say they,re not normal to watch a lovely animal suffer in that way or to suffer at all.i hope all that read my comment can join in the fight to have them all totally banned,sincerely kiwilinda
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