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Ask Portuguese mayor to stop July bullfights
8 May 2009

Portuguese seaside city, Espinho, is being asked to prevent two bullfighting events from taking place in July. Please spare a moment to email a message of appeal to the city's mayor.

Beautiful Espinho. Please urge the local mayor to prevent bullfighters from spoiling the city's image.


Mr. Jose Barbosa Mota
Presidente da Camara Municipal de Espinho
(President of the Municipality of Espinho)
Camara Municipal de Espinho
Praca Dr. Jose Salvador
Apartado 700
4501-901 Espinho, Portugal

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Dear Mr Jose Barbosa Mota

I am writing to appeal to you to prohibit bullfighting in your beautiful seaside city.

I understand that two bullfights are scheduled for July and I urge you to act to protect Espinho's image and prevent such animal cruelty events from taking place.

I hope that, as mayor of Espinho, you can follow Viana do Castelo, Braga, Cascais and Sintra in their widely welcomed announcements that they will no longer authorise local bullfights. Perhaps also, Espinho could go one step further and declare itself Portugal's second anti-bullfighting city.

Thank you very much. I look forward to your positive response.

With best wishes.

Yours sincerely,

[ Your name and location ]

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