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Originally Posted: 1 July 2009
Thank Mayor Moura for Banning Bullfighting
From Friends of Animals
Please thank Mayor Defensor Moura, Mayor of Viana do Castelo, Portugal, for banning bullfighting. this is the first city in Portugal to ban bullfighting.
Use 94 cents in postage and send to:
Defensor Oliveira Moura
Presidente da Câmara Municipal de Viana do Castelo
Passeio das Mordomas da Romaria
Viana do Castelo, Portugal 4904-877
As reported in March by several international media outlets, Mayor Moura received more than 1,000 congratulatory e-mails from around the world after ending the practice and explaining that “animal rights is not compatible with spectacles that torture and impose unjustifiable suffering.” Viana do Castelo, a city in the north of the country which has a socialist majority, had previously permitted one bullfight per year during its festival days in August. The arena will now be demolished and transformed into a cultural site.
Visit our image gallery to see the realities of bullfighting.
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