Some of the protesters in Palma on Saturday. | Miquel À. Cañellas

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On Saturday, some thirty people gathered on the Passeig Born in Palma to protest against the bull-run in Fornalutx and to demand its "definitive abolition".

There hasn't been a bull-run since 2019 because of the pandemic. A feature of the village's fiestas, it is scheduled for this coming Wednesday. Animal-rights party Progreso en Verde, who organised the protest, said that the return of the bull-run "is a step backwards and a further error by the parties that govern Mallorca, who have not been able to put an end to a practice that thousands of people abhor".

Guillermo Amengual, the party's president stated that "it is lamentable that they continue to mistreat animals at fiestas for the amusement of a few". "After two years without it being staged, it was time to put an end to the Fornalutx correbou and move towards a society respectful of animals. It is shameful that a town hall continues to defend an event in which animals are mistreated."

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He accused PSOE, Més and Podemos of "major cowardice" in having done nothing to ensure definitive abolition of the bull-run. "At the elections next May, they will pay dearly for their cowardice."