Animals will not accompany farmers and ranchers in the demonstration this Thursday the 3rd in Pamplona on the occasion of the agrarian strike called by UAGN, EHNE and UCAN.
The Government Delegation, based on a report prepared by the Municipal Police, has prevented them from participating in the protest cows, mares and sheep As the organizers of the march had foreseen, sources in the sector have confirmed.
The justification for denying permission has been based on avoiding “animal abuse because they get stressed in an event of these characteristics”, these sources have indicated. A reasoning that these sources do not share because they consider that “farmers and ranchers they are the first to care about the welfare of their sheep, cows or mares”.
On this occasion, the usual image of observing animals in a protest of the agrarian sector is not going to take place. “A sheep farmer has a 14-year-old son, and one of the sheep in the flock does not detach himself from him, it accompanies him wherever he goes. We would have liked that little boy to have come to the demonstration with that sheep as an example of that generational relief so necessary in the sector”, they highlighted.
160 TRACTORS AT 10.00 AT THE SADAR
the tractors They will arrive at 10:00 a.m. at the El Sadar stadium. to start the march at 10:30 a.m. through Zaragoza Avenue, Príncipe de Viana Square, Baja Navarra and Merindades Square. There they will coincide with the demonstrators who will cover the route on foot between the headquarters of the Department of Rural Development and Environment and the Government Delegation.
With a banner in which they will defend the motto #TogetherFortheField They will go through González Tablas, Paulino Caballero and San Fermín streets and Carlos III avenue to finish in Merindades square.
The representatives of UAGN, EHNE and UCAN delivered to the Government Delegation their requests reflected in a document with 17 claims, such as respect for the rural world and the primary sector. In addition, they request “to value the figure of people who work in agriculture and livestock.”
In addition, from the Plaza de Merindades these organizations agrarians will read a manifesto based on these demands. They demand an urgent shock plan for the increase in production costs and another for the damage to hunting fauna, and compliance with the Food Chain Law.
They propose a tax reform, equalize agrarian pensions to the rest of the groupspromote generational change and employability in the sector, promote the family model and facilitate access to land.
What’s more, propose a CAP and a PDR that addresses the problems of the sector to ensure income “fair and sustainable productions”. They also want to link “the calls for aid and beneficiaries of the agri-food PERTE to compliance with the Food Chain Law to ensure that prices cover production costs.”
advocate for a sustainable agricultural and livestock model, for promoting comprehensive hydrological management, or for promoting sustainable hunting to control hunting fauna. In this way, they also demand that imports comply with EU regulations and give greater support to cooperativism.