Madrid City Council will fine for looking for food in the garbage

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Some time ago we brought you a report on the scavengers for food in the garbage. In many cases, in almost all of them, it is about people without economic resources who have to look for food in this way. At first it was about people called "homeless" but more and more and due to the economic crisis we can see how retirees, pensioners, immigrants, are forced to carry out this practice. Well now the Madrid City Council will fine for looking for food in the garbage.

The fine that the City Council will impose on these scavengers for food in the garbage will be up to 750 euros. The reason is that they litter the public road. Ironic right? People who do not have enough to eat paying fines of up to 750 euros. It is true that they dirty, but isn't the moral of the people more dirtied by imposing these fines?

Perhaps the Madrid City Council should consider less the collector facet through fines and think more about possible ways to get food to people who cannot earn it in any other way. For example, spending money on food collection with a near expiration date to deliver it to food banks. But in addition to fresh products there are also products with torn labels that nobody buys and ends up being thrown away.

Video | Telecinco
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