Spain Could Add Siesta To Protected Cultural Icons
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
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No sooner did the regional government in Madrid declare bull fighting should be legally protected as a cultural treasure than an animal rights activist made his own proposal. He filed an application declaring that if bull fighting has been part of Spanish culture since time in memorial, then so, too, has the siesta. His mocking application suggests protecting this other Spanish art form by installing beds on the streets.
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