Costa Blanca no bullfight decision overturned in court

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BAN OVERTURNED: Bullfighting has been reprieved in Orihuela. Photo Credit: Robert Nunn - flickr

A COSTA BLANCA town’s  bid to ban animals from shows on public land – including bullfights – have been dealt a severe blow. 

The Superior Court of the Valencian Community (TSJCV) has overturned the Orihuela town hall’s decision that was made after a motion debated by the council in October 2015, and approved by the Cambiemos, PSOE and the Ciudadanos (Cs).

Orihuela Town Council was taken to court by the Fundación Toro de Lidia who claimed that such a decision could only be taken by the State as bull sports are regarded as cultural heritage and thus protected.

The TSJCV rejected the original motion and also ordered the town council to pay the €3,000 in court costs; an amount that the local bullfighting club believe should be paid directly by the councillors that voted in favour of the original motion.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Now it is up to the public to boycott these places and show them that there is no place for animals to suffer for public enjoyment. Once they see how they are hit financially they will get the message. I hope the same doesn’t happen in Torrevieja

    • Roy, what is it to you? You are probably an American, not a Costa Rican native, and you most likely know next to nothing about bullfighting. Let the Spanish-speaking countries themselves decide what they want to do with their heritage. Americans don´t need to pry into everything. They have no right to do it, either.

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