Outrage at proposed bullfight


AROUND 200 people have protested against a bullfight scheduled for June 10  on the Costa del Sol.

The protestors from pressure group, “Rodea el Ruedo”, marched through Velez Malaga’s streets, carrying a large banner saying, “No to bullfights. Torture is neither art nor culture.”

They made their way to the Town Hall, where they challenged on the council to fulfil its commitment, made last year, to ban animal cruelty in the town. Mari Carmen Castillo, one of the movement’s spokesmen, said “it seems a joke that a bullfight is scheduled barely a year after this commitment”, adding she believed the fight was “illegal.”

She finished, “our platform intends to stop this bullfight, ensuring the council comply with its law.” The proposed fight is set to feature matadors Manuel Diaz “El Cordobes” and Francisco Rivera “Paquirri”.

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