Should bullfighting be outlawed?
The parliament of Catalonia has voted to ban bullfighting. It is now the first region of mainland Spain to ban bullfighting. Do you agree with a ban?
180,000 people have signed a petition arguing that the practice is barbaric and outdated. Bullfight supporters insist that the corrida, as it is known, is an important tradition to preserve.
Some believe that the ban isn't about animal rights but is an attempt by Catalans to mark their difference from the rest of Spain by rejecting one of its best known traditions.
What impact will outlawing the corrida have on Spanish culture and livelihoods? What impact will a ban have on other regions in mainland Spain?
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