Thursday September 23, 2010
Pro-Abort Parliament Blasted for Hypocrisy for Outlawing Bullfighting in Spanish Region of Catalonia
By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
BARCELONA, September 23, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The socialist dominated legislature of the Spanish region of Catalonia was blasted by a member yesterday for caring more about animals than human beings, in response to legislation outlawing the practice of bullfighting.
Juan Bertomeu, a deputy elected from the more conservative People’s Party, observed that while one bull dies every three days in a bullfight, 57 children are killed by abortion in the region daily, a practice that is legal and supported by the ruling socialists.
“You want to tell me that you have feelings over the death of a bull every three days, and there’s no problem with taking the life of 57 children every day?” said Bertomeu.
Bertomeu made the comments following a decision by the parliament to exempt the ritual of the “correbous” from the prohibition, which was passed in July but will not take effect until 2012. During the correbous, torches are placed on a bull’s horns and the animal is then permitted to chase people. The bull is not killed.
“Eco-socialist” member of parliament Laia Ortiz said on her Twitter account that she was “insulted” by the words of Bertomeu.