Barcelona city council, having banned bullfighting back in 2012, is going a step further and banning the simulation of bull fighting, as well as all festivals involving bulls. The prohibition means that mock bull fights which involve teasing or distressing the animal are banned, as are corridas or any public spectacle which involves the death of the animal. Also banned are those traditional implements of torture used during the bullfight, la pica, la banderilla and Continue reading Barcelona bans all bullfight related festivals
Animal rights activists have spent the afternoon filing criminal complaints against anyone they could think of, after a live turkey was thrown off a church tower in Cazalilla, Jaen this afternoon. It’s one of the lovely traditions the Yanks eulogise, where to celebrate some damn saint, the locals have nothing better to do than to take a live turkey up three flights of stairs before throwing it out of a window. Well, at least it Continue reading Tossing the turkey festival in Jaen – it glided three stories quite well
You’ll have read in the English language press (assuming you buy the Costa Almeria, and you live on the coast near a bar where they drop off the Euroweekly) that PAWS has joined a petition to “stop the slaughter” of cats in Almeria city. On its webpage PAWS says it has been contacted by some people who claim “The Ayuntamiento has already begun rounding up the helpless animals and is separating kittens from their mothers.” There is also Continue reading Almeria, stray cats and the petition to “stop the slaughter”…. not quite what it seems?