Thousands at pro-hunt rally in Madrid

Por: Rentehypotheek  02/03/2008
Palabras clave: Alojamiento, Promotores, Vacaciones

MADRID, Spain—Thousands of pro-hunting demonstrators blowing bugles and accompanied by hunting dogs, thronged a boulevard in central Madrid on Saturday to protest a law restricting the use of lead shot. more stories like this The protest was called by three farming and hunting organizations who demand that the winner of national elections scheduled for March 9 repeal the law introduced Dec. 13 by the current government to try to reduce around 6,000 tons of lead that annually pollute Spain's ecologically rich wetlands. Organizers estimated up to half a million protesters turned out on Saturday, but it was not possible to confirm that figure with the police. Environmental groups have for years expressed concern over the large numbers of migrating birds killed by hunters and by lead poisoning. Some animals, such as the Spanish lynx and Bonelli's Eagle, are seriously endangered, down to several mating pairs, the environmental group Ecology in Action said in a statement. Saturday's protest included archers, hunting dogs and falcons and blocked much of the capital's central La Castellana boulevard.

Palabras clave: Almacenes de materiales de construcción, Alojamiento, Bares/Cafeterías, Ferreterías y suministro industrial, Hostelería y Restauración, Ocio y Turismo, Promotores, Turismo Rural, Vacaciones

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