Castilla-La Mancha invests bullfighting money into school books

The funds from the cancelled festival will go to buying schoolbooks for unemployed families

LAST UPDATED: 6 Aug, 2015 @ 18:56
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A CASTILLA-LA MANCHA town has scrapped their bullfighting festival so it can spend more money on school books.

The town cancelled its annual bullfighting festival
The town cancelled its annual bullfighting festival

The town hall of Villafranca de los Caballeros has taken the decision to cancel the annual festival and direct the €18,000 savings towards local school supplies, instead.

A spokesman for the town hall said that it was a matter of ‘priorities’ rather than a stance against bullfighting.

“It’s a question of priorities,” he said. “There’s a lot of unemployment in this town and many people simply don’t have money to buy school supplies for their child.”

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