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"Bullfighting is dying out": Spanish Tourist Board Director
23 January 2013

The director of the Spanish Tourist Board in Ireland has said that bullfighting is dying out in Spain. Mr Gonzalo Ceballos made the comments on today's Pat Kenny radio show.

In response to a question from Pat Kenny, Mr Ceballos said: "I would say that bullfighting as an activity is dying out."

He said, however, that there are "lots of people" who continue to support bullfighting as "some cultural activity".

"Is there any reaction against that from the general public - you know, animal cruelty and all that," Pat Kenny asked.

"I would say yes," Mr Ceballos replied. "People are concerned with what happens to the animals, especially from the government. We are concerned about what is a perception of that. The fact is we avoid mentioning wherever an animal is slaughtered, we avoid having it as a fiesta and don't declare it as an interesting thing to do."


Contact the Spanish Ambassador to Ireland to register your opposition to bullfighting. Express your desire to see bullfighting banned throughout all of Spain.

The Spanish Ambassador to Ireland
Embassy of Spain
17A Merlyn Park
Dublin 4.

Tel 1: +353 (0)1 2691640
Tel 2: +353 (0)1 2692597
Fax: +353 (0)1 269 1854

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