Sign our petition. The “Corrida de Elecciones” day is coming soon.Submitted by Ivan Salvia on Thu, 21/01/2010 - 14:15
On 16th February 2010, with the Local Council consent and permission from the Extremaduran Government, a helpless donkey will be dragged onto the streets of Villanueva to make him participate in a ritual that makes him suffer, where he is ill treated and he endures an unnatural and cruel treatment.
Law 5/2002 from the Animal Protection Act of Extremadura forbids these practices that, regretfully, are still carried out with the Council’s complicity and the silence of the Extremaduran Government and the regional press, that hides from the public eye the true nature of this ritual.
El Refugio del Burrito wants the Law to be enforced, and this law is clear on this matter. Article 4.1a) in Law 5/2002 incorporates the prohibition: “ Use of animals in shows, fights, popular celebrations and any other activities which may imply cruelty or ill treatment or make them the objective of unnatural treatment”. All of these cases happen during the Corrida de Elecciones ritual and it is an obligation of the Council’s to enforce this prohibition.
We need your active involvement in this campaign that is why we will keep you informed about further developments and we will publish the various actions you may participate in.
Please do sign our online petition to protect the Peropalo Donkey, which we will hand in the Government headquarters in a demonstration that will take place in Merida at the beginning of February.
Thank you for your help.