AN INTERIM injunction against the holding of a rodeo has been lifted by Faro court to the “shock and confusion” of animal rights association ANIMAL (see The Resident September 12).
Two local vets were called by the court to assess the situation at the rodeo and to determine if there had been any acts of animal cruelty and their testimonies revealed that the animals were in good health and had not been mistreated.
Miguel Moutinho, the President of ANIMAL, said: “The decision of the court was unexpected…we cannot understand how it can be argued that there was no infliction of suffering when it was evident…suffering and pain infliction is the cornerstone of the rodeo.”
The vets told the court that they found no evidence of use of excess force with the animals and that the animals had not been restrained or bound cruelly.
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