MARBELLA’S latest step against animal cruelty has been to announced that from now on the local radio and television station will refrain from broadcasting information or publicity regarding bullfights.
Communications delegate Miguel Diaz explained that since his team took over management of the public broadcasting company it had agreed to give no information that could be considered to promote animal cruelty, a category it considers to include bullfighting.
The measure is the latest in a series of steps Marbella Council has taken to reduce cruelty.
“We want the television and other public media to promote positive values and increase awareness on animal rights. We have a respectful policy regarding animals, be they pets or any other type and we are working to keep to it,” the councillor declared.
The announcement came just days before a fight programmed in the city for this Sunday (August 9) with top names including Paquirri, Morante de la Puebla and Alejandro Talavante featured.
Marbella was one of the first Spanish cities to ban circus animals in an aim to prevent animal cruelty, a ban which Henar Ortiz, Queen Letizia of Spain’s aunt, has started a petition on change.org to have spread to other parts of the country.
So far 188 Spanish municipalities have included the ban in their bylaws.