The Community of Madrid is going to allocate 3 million euros in aid to bullfighting sector in the region after the Government of Pedro Sanchez decide to exclude from your checkvote cultural of 400 euros for young people of 18 years the party.
As announced this Wednesday by the Government of Isabel Díaz Ayuso, the aid is intended for Madrid breeders of fighting bulls to try to make up for lost income that the absence of bullfighting festivities is causing and “thus helping to defray part of the costs that farmers are assuming to keep their animals in good condition.”
It is an aid that is added to a previous one launched last year, with the same budget, which covered the 68% of the cattle herd in the region.
The distribution of the three million will be executed in two lines of action, the spokesman for the Government of the Community of Madrid reported this Tuesday, Enrique Ossorio. On the one hand, they will go to the herds that did not receive aid in the call of these same characteristics last year while, on the other hand, they will go to the new existing wild farms in the Community.
Specifically, they will receive 500 euros for each mother cow older than 18 months, this time not on 35% but on 100% of the census of the sows, up to a maximum of 100,000 euros per livestock.
Last April the Community of Madrid declared the Fiesta de los Toros Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC) in the category of Cultural Fact, with the aim of “protecting its social, cultural, economic and ecological value and guaranteeing the right of all citizens to bullfighting.”
Currently, the region has 70 bull fighting farms, which makes it the one with the highest density of wild cattle per square kilometer.
The announcement of these grants comes just a few days after Sánchez announced his new checkvote 400 euros for young Spanish 18-year-olds to spend on cultural activities, including bullfighting.
However, a day after the announcement, the Executive of PSOE and Podemos backed down and decided, urged by the purple branch of the Government, to withdraw the bulls from this aid to young people, a decision that was criticized by the Government of Díaz Ayuso.
In addition, the mayor of Madrid, Jose Luis Martinez Almeida, also showed its dissatisfaction with this decision. «If we talk about culture, the bulls should be classified by classification of good of cultural interest, I understand that it is an option as legitimate as another, but Sánchez invents a cultural bonus to cover that today a new record of light is being beaten. Keep pulling rabbits out of the hat with an increase in public spending, “he said.
Shortly after the announcement of this checkvote OKDIARIO uncovered that Sánchez had copied the idea of an analogous initiative that he launched in the Socialist Government of Aragon and that was publicized through a comic in which it was openly recognized that it was a measure to buy socialist votes.