Spanish islands approve bloodless bullfights
Lawmakers in Spain’s Balearic Islands have banned spectators under age 18, alcohol and the killing or harming of animals at regional bullfights. A majority of left-wing deputies in the regional parliament passed a “Balearic-style bullfighting” bill on Monday. The law also requires antidoping tests for both matadors and bulls and limits the time each bull spends in the ring to 10 minutes. Conservative deputies who opposed the law said promoters will find it virtually impossible to hold bullfights under the new restrictions.