By Euro Weekly News Media •
Published: 06 Feb 2019 • 9:00
PROTEST: The rallies aim to push the government to ban the sport.
THOUSANDS of animal rights protestors in 35 cities across Spain have demonstrated against hunting.
The rallies, organised by platform No a la Caza (No to hunting) as the fox hunting season begins in Galicia, aim to push the government to ban the sport.
The organisation said: “The more defenceless a creature is, the more right it has to be defended.”
It added: “Neither those considered prey, nor sentient beings used as weapons – hounds, or any other time type of animals regardless of breed of species – deserves to suffer for simple human fun.”
The demonstrations took place throughout Spain, including in Alicante, Almeria, Badajoz, and Sevilla.
According to a report by Ecologists in Action in 2016, the number of hunting licences in Spain has decreased by 40 per cent in the last 40 years to 800,000.
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