The constitutional Court has issued a ruling annulling several articles of the Balearic Law of Regulation of the Bullfighting and Protection of the Aninales, among which stands out the prohibition of the bullfighting celebrations with death or injuries to the cattle.
The unconstitutionality appeal was lodged by the Government of Popular Party and the Constitutional Court has completely annulled five articles and partially other articles and clauses.
The Government prohibited that the bullfights held in the Balearics resulted in the death or injury of the cattle, which in the opinion of the bullfighters distorted the essence of the celebrations. He also arranged that the shows they could only last half an hour, ten minutes per horn, a limitation that has also been declared unconstitutional.
They have also been declared contrary to the constitutional order provisions that prohibited the use of horses in the festivities or limited the presence to certain bullfighters and bullies registered in a registry.
The sentence counts on several particular votes of magistrates in favor of bullfighting spectacles bullfights, like those promoted by the Govern of the Pacte in the Law of 2017