If there is something that can divide the waters of the Spanish people, the bullfighting.
Some believe that the tradition-rich sport is a historically and culturally distinctive, as for everything in the world should be treasured and preserved, while others see it as sadistic cruelty to animals.
In Marbella on the Costa del Sol brought the debate to the fact that the previous government outlawed bullfighting in the entire municipality. Tens of thousands of Danish tourists either live or travel every year to the popular Spanish south coast, which belongs to the region of Andalusia, where Sevilla and Málaga are the two largest cities.
Now, however, it appears that the current city council in the resort of Marbella has made a u-turn in its position, and it is, to put it mildly not fall in good soil at all.
The writing nyhedssitet Spanienidag.
the city council of Marbella has, according to the nyhedssitet just announced that it has allocated one million euro - about 7.5 million - for the renovation of the local bullring.
the Goal is, according to the local government to make the arena more confident and “ready for intended use'.
One of them, which is certainly not thrilled lokalregeringens about-face, Swedish Diana Almedal.
She has set a petition going to ban bullfighting in Marbella. The collection has already led to over 81.000 signatures.
This picture is taken in the bullring in Marbella, which now need to be renovated, so the bloody and controversial kulturaktivitet again can be an offer to, among other Danish tourists. Photo Shutterstock
Diana Almedal live in Marbella about half of the year. According to her, is bullfighting a shameful tortursport, which has nothing to do in the andalusian coastal town.
- the Rest of the EU already see Spain as a country with an old-fashioned and really violent culture, when it comes to animal rights. The plans just makes it all even worse, she writes, among other things, according to the Spanienidag.
In the Spanish region of Catalonia, capital Barcelona had, for several years had a ban on bullfighting, when the Spanish supreme court in October 2016, forcing the region to re-introduce the controversial underholdningsform.
Spain's government reduced in 2010, vat on bullfighting. In 2013, the traditional bullfighting declared 'national heritage', and, therefore, can the bloody sport get public support.
More than 40,000 people demonstrated in may 2018 in the Spanish capital of Madrid for a ban over the whole of Spain.
- Bullfighting, a national shame, said the protesters ' slogans among other things.
the Demonstration was organised by activist group Tauromaquia Es Violencia (bull fighting is violence, ed.).
the Group also requires that all events involving bulls must be removed from the list of Spain's cultural heritage.