Jacqueline Foster MEP keeps up the pressure in the fight to ban Spanish bullfighting
Commenting on her extended interview for Catalan broadcaster, El Punt Avui TV, Jacqueline Foster MEP said:
"I was delighted to participate in a debate on Spanish bullfighting for El Punt Avui TV and their Via Europa programme. The decision of the Spanish Constitutional Court to overturn the will of the people of Catalonia to ban this barbaric practice is very disappointing. I strongly believe that cultural reasons cannot be used as a justification for this and other cruel activities towards animals.
"This appearance follows my comments to the Catalan News Agency welcoming Catalonia's ban on bullfighting and calling for action to be taken to prohibit other forms of animal cruelty practiced within Spain. Despite this court ruling, I will continue to join with colleagues in the fight for action on this important subject."
Although much of the broadcast is in Spanish, you can view Jacqueline's contributions from around 5.30 minutes onward by clicking on the following link: