League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) Web Site Link: www.league.org.uk
The Chinese government plans to introduce bullfighting in the country.
A Spanish matador is already in charge of operations, with a shipment of bulls and cows for breeding planned for as soon as January.
The construction of a bull ring is also due to start in the New Year and be complete by October.
We need to act now!
China may want to support Spanish culture, but would only promote a cruel past time that the vast majority of Europeans abhor and that most Spaniards have no interest in.
STOP THIS EXPORT OF CRUELTY!
Bullfighting is bad enough where it is, we can’t allow it to start in other countries.
Thank you for your help and best wishes.
PS If you would like to donate to our campaigning work, please visit the League Against Cruel Sports website. All donations will be gratefully received.
** Also from LACS – Some Really Good News ** Some Really Good News **
Posted: 17 December 2009
In a landmark legal ruling, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that the Hunting Act does not breach human rights legislation.
The case, brought by the Countryside Alliance and Brian Friend, 70, of Axminster, rested on whether or not the Hunting Act 2004 breached the rights to a private and family life, freedom of association, and protection of property. The court rejected all arguments.
The court rejected arguments that the Hunting Act infringed an individual’s right to a private and family life on the basis that hunting is a public activity and it is not integral to an individual’s identity. The judgment also made clear that the ban on hunting had “not created serious difficulties for earning one’s living”.
Welcoming the ruling, Douglas Batchelor, Chief Executive of the League Against Cruel Sports said: “This is a victory for common sense. No-one has the right to chase and kill animals purely for sport. The Hunting Act is a landmark piece of animal welfare legislation and today’s decision sends a clear message to politicians and the hunting community alike that the ban on hunting is here to stay.”
An Ipsos-MORI poll in September found that 75% of the public support the ban on fox hunting, and 84% and 85% support the ban on stag hunting and hare hunting respectively.
Keep It Where It Belongs – Only In the History Books !!
Photo: M. Johnson – SAV.
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