Bullfight protest

A group of residents who are opposed to bullfighting are taking to the streets in protest tomorrow (Saturday).

The protest has been planned to coincide with a bullfight to be held at a temporary ring at the main entrance of Ferreiras in Albufeira council from 5.30pm.

According to the organisers, the bullfight aims to raise funds for all cultural and sports associations in the parish of Ferreiras.

One of the protesters, who did not want to be named, told the Algarve Resident: “There is something ironic about holding a bullfight in aid of charity as bullfights do not embody a charitable act. Torture is not culture. Animals feel and should have rights just like humans.”

A spokesman from the Parish of Ferreiras told the Algarve Resident: “This is a charitable initiative to raise funds for our cultural associations and also to pay tribute to the famous horse rider Filipe Gonçalves who will be appearing for the first time in his hometown.”