Sin embargo el eco de la falsa noticia ha cruzado continentes, y en India eNews se puede leer la siguiente noticia:
Barcelona to be left without bullfightsA quien medio entienda el inglés y sea aficionado se le pondrán los pelos como escarpias. Y ya verás como los indios no publican el desmentido de Balañá.
Friday, December 15, 2006
Spain's second-biggest city Barcelona will be left without bullfights from 2008 onwards, the daily El Pais reported Friday.
The company managing the 93-year-old monumental bullring will close it due to loss of more than 24,000 euros ($31,500) per bullfight.
The region of Catalonia is known for its critical attitude towards the 'national spectacle' the rest of Spain takes pride in, but the decision to close the bullring was taken by the company without interference from the city council, according to El Pais.
Deputy Mayor Jordi Portabella wants to convert the bullring into an open-air market.
The Barcelona city council adopted a motion expressing its opposition to bullfights in 2004. More than 20 Catalan municipalities have declared themselves 'anti-bullfight', often closing their bullrings.
Polls show that over 70 percent of Catalans back the abolition of the spectacle, said Manuel Cases of the animal rights association Adda, which regards bullfights as torture.
Catalonia's critical attitude towards bullfights has been attributed to its liberal culture. The region seeking increasing autonomy from Spain also tends to distance itself from things seen as typically Spanish.