Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Latest Bullfighting Round

Posters announce the 'Anti-bullfighting referendum.'
A performer dressed as a bull at an
anti-bullfighting demonstration.
Mayor Petro's anti-bullfighting crusade may have received a fatal stabbing from the Concejo de Estado, which ruled today that Petro's planned referendum on the issue was illegal, because the city doesn't have the authority to decide on such a traditional practice.

Petro hasn't allowed bullfighting in the historic Plaza Santamaria since Feb. 2012, and with or without a referendum fights aren't likely to return soon, since Petro has scheduled renovation work there.

Young bullfighters practice in the Santamaria Stadium.
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours

1 comment:

Andy Johnson said...

I read the notice saying that bull fighting was an artistic expression. I wonder how many people would accept killing dogs or cats as artistic expression.