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Fodor's urged to stop directing tourists to bullfights
28 May 2013

Travel guide publisher, Fodor's, has been asked to stop directing tourists to bullfights. On its website, the company suggests attending a bullfight, saying that "Spanish toreros delight the crowds". It also presents details of where tickets can be purchased.

Fodor's is not only shamefully recommending a visit to a bullfight but also suggesting that tourists should tip the ushers working at bullrings. In the 2013 edition of its Spain travel guide, it states "tour guides should be tipped about 2 euro, ushers at bullfights 15 to 20 cents".

Fodor's has been reminded that bullfighting is a horrendous activity which results in enormous suffering for bulls and horses and that the activity is opposed by millions of people across the world, including a majority in Spain, Portugal, etc.

In a complaint to Fodors, the Irish Council Against Blood Sports stated: "We believe it is inappropriate for a travel guide company to encourage tourists to visit a bullfight because many tourists who visit a bullring out of curiosity come away disgusted and upset at what they witness. It effectively casts a dark shadow across their whole holiday experience."


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Contact the Spanish Ambassador to Ireland to register your opposition to bullfighting. Express your desire to see bullfighting banned throughout all of Spain.

The Spanish Ambassador to Ireland
Embassy of Spain
17A Merlyn Park, Dublin 4.

Tel 1: +353 (0)1 2691640
Tel 2: +353 (0)1 2692597
Fax: +353 (0)1 269 1854

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