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Madrid sees massive protest against bullfighting

Besides events involving the torture and death of bulls, protesters also demanded that any event involving the animals should be removed from Spain’s national cultural heritage register.

ANNE SEWELL: ‘The hashtag #TauroMaquiaEsViolencia is trending in Spain after tens of thousands of Madrid residents took to the streets to protest the animal cruelty and violence in bullfighting. As many as 17 animal rights groups backed the protest, saying that approximately 40,000 people were in the streets demonstrating against bullfighting… The protest march started in the Puerta del Sol square in the centre of Madrid and continued through the streets.

Besides the events involving the torture and death of bulls, protesters also demanded that any event involving the animals should be removed from Spain’s national cultural heritage register, which supports the events, funding them with taxpayers money. They also called for increasingly stronger protection laws for animals.

Euroweekly News quotes Laura Gonzalo, a spokeswoman for the umbrella group who organized the march, as saying the sport of bullfighting has no place in Spain in the 21st century… Gonzalo went on to say they were protesting to demand a change in society and requesting politicians to have the courage to listen to animal rights protesters and to take the necessary steps to abolish the sport of bullfighting. SOURCE…

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