11 JULY 1931, Page 3

Bullfights The eagerly awaited pronouncement of the attitude of the

new Spanish Government to bullfights has now been made, and will cause both hope and disappointment. The Under-Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior has informed the Spanish Society for the Protection of Animals and Plants that the new regime looked with favour upon its activities, but that " the suppression of bullfights could not be hoped for from Government action, but should be brought about by the Society's propaganda." In this, therefore, Spain has proved herself less enlightened than Tangier, where, we are glad to hear, a recent proposal to introduce bullfighting into the International Zone as an attraction for visitors was defeated.

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