CDS-PP rides to defence of bullfighting sector

In this ‘pivotal’ election year, CDS-PP has decided to ride to the defence of the bullfighting sector. In a statement issued over the weekend, the centre-right minority party has accused the government of discrimination on the basis that today sees the return of many ‘cultural pursuits’, but bullfighting has been left off the list. Culture minister Grça Freitas has made no bones of her antipathy towards bullfighting (click here). CDS-PP sees this latest lapse as “yet another gratuitous attack” on what it describes as a “Portuguese tradition rooted in our culture for hundreds of years”.