The Constitutional Court annulled on Wednesday C41 of 2017, which gave the Congress of the Republic two years the time to create a law to regulate bullfighting and other activities with animals, without prejudice to the behavior of animal cruelty.
This was the statement C 666 of 2010, in which the Supreme Court exempted Article 7 of Act No. 84 from 1989, "whereby the national statute of protection of animals is adopted and violates and regulates what refers to its procedure and competence".
This article reads as follows: "They are exempt from the provisions of paragraph 1. And in the literal cases a), d), e), f) and g) of the previous article, rejoneo, coleo, bullfighting, novilladas, corralejas , becerradas and gropes, as well as the fighting of roosters and the procedures used in these shows. "
According to this standard, these practices can be further developed until there is a legal rule that says something else. The Court, however, asked for measures to be taken so that cruel behavior in these activities will be eliminated in the future without affecting the cultural roots.
Similarly, in this judgment the Court clarified that only bullfighting may be held for other activities reported in the municipalities or districts where these demonstrations are traditional, periodic and uninterrupted. The Supreme Court also explains that the only practices excluded from a ban are those listed in Article 7 of 84, so that others may not be added in the future.
The Court also stated in this judgment that no territorial authority may allocate public funds to finance these activities.