SPAIN’S constitutional court has overturned a ban on bullfighting in Catalonia, declaring it unconstitutional.
The court argued that bullfighting is part of Spanish heritage and that any decision on banning it must only be made by central government.
Catalonia banned the bloody sport in 2010, claiming it was incompatible with the region’s tradition.
Animal rights activists will now be concerned that the precedent set could see bans in other regions reversed.
The Canary Islands were the first to ban the tradition, while the Balearic Islands and several Spanish municipalities are currently debating doing the same.
The move to overturn Catalonia’s ban is likely inspire those who are already calling for the region’s independence from Spain.