"Barcelona’s City Councilmen cast historic votes earlier this month, declaring the Catalonian capital an antibullfighting city. “The majority of the people of Barcelona are against the cruelty of bullfighting,” says Carmen Mendez of the Asociacion Defensa Derechos Animal, which has worked to raise awareness of the issue. “Not only is the City Council setting a precedent, it is proving itself to be a modern and enlightened city that isn’t afraid to turn its back on cruel traditions”" (ASPCA News Alert (news-alert@aspca.org), Apr. 29, 2004).

Colby Glass, MLIS