AnimaNaturalis and CAS International have filed a complaint with the sub-delegation of the Government of Castilla y León in Soria for a bullfighting contest that was held at the beginning of August in the Plaza de Toros La Glorieta de Salamanca, in which the measures were violated prevention against COVID-19.
The organization for the defense of animals criticized that despite the fact that much of the cultural activity remains paralyzed, the administrations continue to yield to the pressure of the bullfighting sector. On August 13, the show was allowed without complying with safety and health regulations. In the event "the measures of physical distancing and use of masks were clearly violated, as well as the maximum capacity allowed to carry out any type of activity safely and prevent the spread of COVID-19" , explains Aïda Gascón , director of AnimaNaturalis in Spain.
The complaint demands that those responsible and organizers be punished according to the seriousness of the facts. "The capacity of 50% was exceeded, the interpersonal distance of 1.5 meters was not respected and adequate protection measures were not used at all times. In turn, the regulations governing prevention measures for bullfighting professionals were also breached " Gascón mentions. "Allowing this type of spectacle is not only cruel to animals, but an attack on public health".
AnimaNaturalis and CAS International have requested that the organizers and promoters of these events be sanctioned for having deliberately risked the health of those attending said show and of all the people who have been in contact with them in the following days. We would have loved to take these people to court for the pain and suffering of animals, but we are ashamed that this is still completely legal. But we will not stand idly by.
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