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Ask Riverbank Arts Centre not to screen bullfight film
17 October 2013

Join us in our appeal to Newbridge's Riverbank Arts Centre not to screen bullfighting-themed film Blancanieves this December.

In an email appeal, we urged Linda Geraghty to reject the film "on the grounds that it glorifies bullfighting, one of the world's worst forms of cruelty to animals".

The film is described on the Riverbank website as a "magical retelling of a classic story" but there is nothing magical about cruelty portrayed.

CAS International - whose petition against the film attracted over 15,000 signatures - has said: "Blancanieves promotes animal abuse [and] we know that 9 bulls have been used and killed during the production of Blancanieves."

Animal Defenders International also condemned the film, saying it was responsible for "terrible cruelty" to the animals which had lost their lives for it.

In our letter to Riverbank Arts Centre, we have pointed to the gruesome reality of bullfighting which can be seen in this Video on Youtube which shows a bleeding bull being mercilessly stabbed.

Two thumbs down: One of the deplorable bullfighting scenes from Blancanieves (Snow White)


Urge the Riverbank Arts Centre to reject Blancanieves and remove it from its December schedule.

Linda Geraghty,
Venue Director
Riverbank Arts Centre
Main Street, Newbridge
Co Kildare

Telephone: (045) 448319
Tweet: @riverbankarts

Ask the Mermaid County Wicklow Arts Centre to reject Blancanieves and remove it from its November schedule.

Mermaid Arts Centre
Main Street
Bray, Wicklow

Tel: 01 272 4030
Tweet: @mermaidarts

Register opposition to bullfighting with Spanish Embassy

If you choose to holiday in a bullfighting country (Spain, France, Portugal, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela), please do not visit bullfighting arenas or museums. Avoid purchasing any bullfight-related souvenirs. Join the international campaign against bullfighting. Please register your opposition to this horrific blood sport with the governments and political representatives of bullfighting countries as well as to the local Ambassadors.

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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