The picture on Costa Blanca News page 20 of issue 2204 was profoundly disturbing. These people need counselling. They need to ask themselves how they derive pleasure from seeing and hearing pain being inflicted on an animal.
This kind of behaviour represents everything that is wrong with the human race. These are exactly the type of people that come out of the woodwork in times of conflict to commit atrocities. They have absolutely no empathy towards suffering.
Why also would the ex-king of Spain gain pleasure in killing an elephant when we know they have similar emotions to us and grieve for their dead?
Yes, we should seek to change Spanish ‘culture’ when it involves cruelty and the unnecessary suffering of animals.
What good, I ask, are European animal welfare laws when they cannot rid Europe of outdated uncivilised behaviour such as this?
If you agree with me I urge you to join PACMA, the Spanish animal welfare group campaigning to abolish the maltreatment of animals.
Paul Whitfield, Els Poblets.