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In June various actions were held in the Basque city of Bilbao against the renewal of the contract of the bullring to organize more bullfights. The actions were organized by Colectivo Antitaurino y Animalista de Bizkaia (CAAB) in collaboration with CAS.
The municipality of Bilbao wants to rent out the Vista Alegre bullring to the bullfighting sector for another 20 years. This despite the fact that the sector is suffering hundreds of thousands of euros in losses. Also, the number of bullfights organized dropped by 58.4%. These are data from the Ministry of Culture, and processed in a report by AVATMA, an organization of veterinarians that fights bullfighting.
During the action in Bilbao, passers-by were informed about a proposal to demolish the arena to make way for the construction of homes, for young people and the weak in society. Until now, the municipality has hardly paid any attention to alternative proposals as the old contract for the bullfighting arena is coming to an end. In addition, the arena is in a very poor condition, which poses a risk to the safety of its users. Keep an eye on our website and social media for more news about the contract renewal of the bullfighting arena in Bilbao.