Don’t Poo Poo Animal Rights Protesters

October 4, 2015

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Over a  1,000 people demonstrating against animal abuse and neglect, accompanied by five hundred dogs, came together in Candelaria on Saturday.

Local council representatives and more than 30 animal rights groups representing the Canary Islands, attended the  rally organized by Gente Solidaria de Candelaria.
The participants paraded along the Candelaria sea-front  promenade  for an hour ending up  in front of the Punta Larga school where a manifesto was read out, seeking safety not just for dogs, but for all animals; in particular condemning bullfighting  and cockfighting which are still legal in Spain.
The event passed without notable incidents, although more than one owner shot off when it was time to pick up their pet’s poo, although Antonio Ordonez and others from People Solidarity Candelaria, made sure there were no unwanted presents left on the pavements after the rally.
Candelaria is  one of the areas in the Canary Islands with the most pets per number of inhabitants, and the Local Council does try to make life easier for owners with various initiatives such as creating a large public dog friendly park and automatic feeders for stray cats.

Average Tourist Spends 124 Euros Per Day

September 29, 2015

Foreign tourists spent 1,259 million euros in the Canary Islands in August , 9.6% more than a year ago and an all time high for that month.

Visitors from the UK, and to a lesser extent Italy, were the main spenders, as highlighted in the latest Tourism Expenditure (Egatur) survey published recently.

According to the report, the August record  was the icing on the cake after four months of “remarkable growth” of foreign tourism expenditure

The survey goes on to detail an individual breakdown of 124 euros spending per person per day

In the whole of Spain, international tourists a total of 46,590 million euros during the first eight months of the year , representing an increase of 7% over the same period of 2014.

ONCE Pay Out In Tenerife

September 28, 2015

The National Organization of the Blind  ONCE has paid out 450,000 euros in Tenerife on 15 lottery tickets sold in Icod and Arona.

Blind and visually impaired  members sell the lottery tickets to raise funds for the charity.

The vendors of Friday’s winning tickets were Benjamin Acosta Rodriguez in Icod while José Luis Flores brought luck to Arona.

The Organisation, founded in 1938,  aims to achieve two main objectives: self-reliance and full social integration of its members and ONCE earmarks over 230 million euros a year (2009 figure) for social activities.

Lottery game products are the ONCE’s main economic driving force which helps to provide every specialized service that a blind or visually impaired person might need: education, employment, rehabilitation, adapted technical aids, communication and access to information, sports, leisure, etc.

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