Spanish region votes on regulating customs like setting bulls’ horns aflameBy AP
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Spanish region votes on regulating bull festivals
MADRID — The northeastern Spanish region that banned bullfighting this summer is now going to vote on regulating village festivals with customs such as setting bulls’ horns on fire and having people dodge them.
Animal rights activists says those traditions in Catalonia are cruel and repulsive and should be banned as the Catalan parliament did with bullfighting in July.
The Parliament is going to vote Wednesday on filling a legal vacuum with a resolution that sets safety regulations and other norms for these festivals, popular mainly in the south of Catalonia.
Another of the customs involves having bulls chase daredevils on platforms at marinas and fall into the sea.
The regulatory bill is sponsored by Catalonia’s dominant party, a center-right Catalan nationalist coalition.