Spain: Madrid City Withdraws €61,200 Subsidy To Its Bullfighting School – Bullfighting and Other Similar Events “Are Not Compatible With The Rights Of Animals”.

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SALAMANCA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 18: Boys learn the arts of bullfighting at a bullfighting academy on December 18, 2009 in Salamanca, Spain.  Catalonia's regional parliament voted December 18th in favour of debating a ban on bullfighting in their autonomous Spanish region. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

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SAV Comment – Excellent news; showing that a modern day Spain will not accept such cruelty; especially if they pay for it.  A big vote from the people that this is not acceptable in 2015.

http://spanishnewstoday.com/madrid-mayoress-cancels-subsidy-for-bullfighting-school_27676-a.html

The reason given for the decision, which will not come as a surprise to many, is that the Ahora Madrid party represented by Mayoress Manuela Carmena believes that bullfighting and other similar events “are not compatible with the rights of animals”, an opinion which is becoming more and more common in Spain as the tide gradually turns against one of the most emblematic aspects of traditional Spanish culture.

Dear Mark,

Thanks to mounting public pressure against events that inflict cruelty upon bulls from animal advocates like you, Madrid City Council has, on animal protection grounds, announced it will withdraw its €61,200 subsidy from The School of Bullfighting!

It’s clear the tide is turning against this cruel practice — even in Madrid, a central hub of the bullfighting world. Politicians are recognizing that squandering public funds on training matadors to torment animals is simply no longer acceptable.

HSI applauds this decision, and we also applaud YOU for helping to make clear that neither entertainment nor culture can excuse cruelty to animals.

Thank you for all you do for animals.

Sincerely,

Andrew Rowan
President and CEO
Humane Society International

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