A RESOUNDING 80% of Olive Press readers would ban bullfighting in Spain, our poll has so far revealed.
It comes after a nationwide study found fewer than one in five Spaniards now supports the historic tradition.
The poll by Ipsos MORI for World Animal Protection showed just 19% of Spaniards aged between 19-65 backing the custom, down from one third in 2013.
The Olive Press’ own poll aimed at expats (found below) has so far produced similar results.
Of the hundreds to vote, one in five said they would not ban bullfighting.
World Animal Protection regional director Ruud Tombrock said: “Outdated traditions of bullfighting and other cruelty towards animals in the name of culture are no excuse for the torture that it involves.
“And the torture of animals should have no place anywhere in the world, least of all in a modern, progressive nation like Spain.”
World Animal Protection recently delivered a 140,000-strong petition to the mayor of Medinaceli, in Castile and Leon, where the Toro de Fuego features bulls having fire balls attached to their horns.