10 April 2010 - Portugal
Lisbon - Protest against department dedicated to bullfighting
I hope this message finds you well. As some of you might know, in the end of the
past month, the Portuguese Government, through the Ministry of Culture, has
created a new department dedicated to Bullfighting. One may think: "in a country
where the museums are falling apart, the theatres receive ridiculous budgets to
maintain their employees, where culture has a shocking lack of support, why on
Earth would that country's Government "invest" on such activity, giving it such
importance, that even a department has been created?".
The answer is: The new Minister of Culture, Mrs. Gabriela Canavilhas, is
herself, a bullfighting lover. How neutral this Government is, one may ask.
Well, the community is shocked, these recent news have received lots of media
coverage, debates, the polemic is installed. The political situation in Portugal
is, in this exact moment, very fragile, and we believe it's the exact time for
the citizens to show their power.
Having said this, and as much as we know that this invitation comes in short
notice, we urge you to participate in this event, supporting ANIMAL and the
animals. The event will consist in a march that goes from the Lisbon bullring to
the Parliament. It will be an animal protection march, with a very special
If your group is able to participate, please contact me for further information.
Your presence is very important to give put some international pressure, and to
emphasise the global work against such barbarity.
I apologise for my messy English and thank you in advance.
Presidente da Direcção
Tm: (00 351) 96 132 08 18
1251-997 Lisboa | Portugal
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