January 20, 2017  

Ricky Gervais and Pamela Anderson Delighted With Bullfighting Ban

July 29, 2010 (7:37 am) GMT
Other celebrities who support the lawmakers' decision to ban bullfighting include Brigitte Bardot and Latino variety star Charo.
Ricky Gervais and Pamela Anderson Delighted With Bullfighting Ban

Animal lovers and 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, July 28 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 There are still many outdated practices around the world that are simply cruel."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 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.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. George Clooney Writes Touching Tribute to Cousin and 'NCIS: LA' Star Miguel Ferrer Who Dies at 61
  2. Little Mix Releases Sexy and Colorful Music Video for 'Touch'
  3. ABC Is Considering 'Black-ish' Spin-Off Starring Yara Shahidi
  4. Anne Hathaway to Join Rebel Wilson in 'Nasty Women'
  5. Everyone Loves Chrissy Teigen for Showing Off Her Stretch Marks in New Photo
  6. Mandy Moore Is Eager to Have Kids 'Sooner Than Later.' Ready to Start a Family?
  7. Ed Sheeran Wants to Collaborate With Beyonce, Plans Tour in March
  8. Sterling K. Brown May Join Shane Black's 'Predator'