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Bull-killing supporter fined for throwing stones at animal rights activists
08 December 2015 @ 20:26

PRO-BULLFIGHTING demonstrator has been fined for injuring an animal rights activist after throwing stones at the crowds during protests.

Atenea M. suffered minor head wounds, which nevertheless left lasting side-effects, after a stone thrown by Luis H., 33, hit her.

She was one of a crowd of protesters at the cruel Toro de la Vega 'festival' in the town of Tordesillas, Valladolid province in the centre-northern region of Castilla y León.

Activists have been clamouring for years for the 'show' – where members of the public on foot and horseback completely surround a bull and throw spears at it before leaving it to bleed to death from the lance wounds – to be banned, but the mayor refuses to do so and the townspeople fully support his view.

The accused was one of these supporters and lobbed pieces of rock at the anti-bullfight demonstrators in an attempt to drive them away.

He has to pay a daily fine of €2 for six months, or €365 in total, and faces a day in prison or carrying out community service for every two unpaid days' quotas.

The offender has also been ordered to compensate Atenea M. to the tune of €800, of which €500 are for the injuries themselves and the rest for the lasting effects of these and for her court costs.


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