Greetings from Bilbao, Spain!
We had a great weekend there and loved every minute! The city is clean, people were nice, prices not as high as in Casablanca or Helsinki! Food and wine excellent! Plus the weather was perfect…
We visited Guggenheim museum and noticed a happening outside and of course I had my camera ready.
The activists from the animal welfare groups AnimaNaturalis, Equanimal and CAS International lay down in the shape of a bull, their bodies smeared with black or red paint to simulate blood.
“Catalonia has been the first Spanish region to ban bullfighting and will be an example for others,” said Aida Gascon, director of AnimaNaturalis in Spain.
The Catalan move was seen as partly driven by nationalist sentiment in a region which is keen to differentiate itself from Spain.
Bilbao is the main city in Spain’s Basque Country, which also has a fervent nationalist movement but a strong bullfighting tradition. Over the nine-day Bilbao festival, Spain’s top matadors will kill 54 bulls.
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I don’t like bullfighting. It’s cruel. Dot.
What do you think?