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16 April 2000 Issue
Nogales, Sonora "Suspends" Bullfights

According to an employee at the Nogales, Sonora tourist office today, Mario de la Fuente Flores' bullring has "suspended" holding bullfights and hasn't had any since November or December!

According to this employee, bullfights were suspended "because the tourists did not come" and the tourists did not come "because the animal rights gave very bad information about bullfighting." She didn't know when the fights might resume.

Dillard's Box Office announced it would no longer sell tickets on 11/16/99, one day after an article appeared in the Arizona Daily Star featuring bullfighting from two perspectives -- bullfighter Diego O'Bolger and animal rights activist Lisa Markkula.

Apparently, attendance never recovered. Let's hope the fights are suspended permanently. Thank you everyone who contacted anyone on this issue!

Animal Defense League of Arizona

P.O. Box 43026 * Tucson, AZ 85733

tel. and fax (520) 623-3101

The Animal Defense League of Arizona is unaffiliated with any other group.

Source: "Lisa Markkula" <markkula@msn.com

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