Anti-bullfighting petition presented

April 7, 2005 at 1:39 PM

BARCELONA, Spain, April 7 (UPI) -- Former Beatle Paul McCartney and the Dalai Lama are among a half-million animal rights activists who signed a petition to stop bullfighting in Spain.

The petition was handed Thursday to Ernest Benach, head of the Catalonian Parliament, EFE reported.

Some 250,000 signatures were collected in Catalonia over a six-month period and a like number was collected elsewhere in Spain and from celebrities all over the world.

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