english translation of article: Spain has banned the "bullfighting of the dwarfs". These comedy shows want to entertain the audience during the bullfights. Bullfighters with dwarfism chase young bulls without killing them, to make the spectators laugh.
The law passed on Thursday bans "performances or recreational activities in which people with disabilities are used to arouse ridicule or derision from the public." Spain thus wants to ensure compliance with EU directives on discrimination against people with disabilities. "These shows spread the idea that it's okay to make fun of differences," said Jesus Martin, chairman of the Royal Disability Committee. However, many of the artists involved replied that they felt respected and appreciated by the public and protested in front of Parliament. "We are bullfighters, we are artists, no more bans, we don't want handouts," the company wrote on its Facebook page.