Miami Herald. Spain takes 1st step toward protecting bullfights 12.02.2013

Spain takes 1st step toward protecting bullfights

MADRID — Spain took a key first step Tuesday toward enshrining bullfighting as a key part of the nation’s cultural heritage, a move that could roll back a ban on the on the blood-soaked pageants in the northeastern region of Catalonia.

Lawmakers in Parliament accepted a petition from bullfight supporters asking for the special status in a 180-40 vote that included 107 abstentions.

A parliamentary cultural commission will now begin work on proposed legislation over the coming months with expectations that it will go to a vote this year. In theory, a new law giving bullfights the protection would take precedence over regional government laws and could be used to overturn the Catalonia ban that went into effect last year.

 

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Posted on February 13, 2013, in BY COUNTRY, BY DATE, BY LANGUAGE, BY SOURCE, English, February 2013, Miami Herald, United States of America. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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