Palma plans to fine bullring for allowing minors

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PALMA BULLRING: Facing fines for admitting children.

PALMA Council plans to fine the managers of the bullring for allowing children to attend bullfights.
The councillor for Ecology, Agriculture and Animal Welfare, Neus Truyol, reported that there was proof children had been allowed to witness bullfights recently and also last year. This, she explained, could lead to fines of between €1,000 and €10,000.
She said that the Local and National Police and the Minors’ Ombudsman have been advised to act in order to prevent this from happening again.
The City Hall has also carried out an inspection of the facilities at the bullring and found several deficiencies. However, the problems detected were not serious enough to close down the bullring, as they affect the railings, the infirmary and the corrals, amongst others.
The council announced how pleased they were that the regional government has promised to change laws so that bullfights can no longer be held in the Balearic Islands.
During a recent bullfight, spectators in favour of them continuing shouted “freedom.” The bullring was more than three quarters full. However, during the first fight, a man jumped into the ring and attacked the bullfighter. He was arrested by Local Police.

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