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Supreme Court stop bullfight in Brasil

2016.10.26

AUTHOR: Dr. Heron Gordilho is Attorney for Environmental Law in Brazil and Professor at the Federal University of Bahia. He is the author of numerous articles and books on Environmental Law and Animal Law. Prof. Gordilho is also the coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Research and Extension Center in Environmental Law and Animal Law (NIPEDA), founder of the Abolitionist Animal Institute and editor of the first magazine about Animal Law in Latin America, Revista Brasileira de Direito Animal.

TITLE: SUPREME COURT STOP BULLFIGHT IN BRASIL

PUBLICATION DATE: 2016
PUBLICATION PLACE: dA web Center, October 2016.

ABSTRACT

The Supreme Court of Brazil ruled unconstitutional the Act Nº15.299/2013 of Ceará State, which regulates a kind of brazilian bullfight called “vaquejada”, considering it as a sport and cultural practice. The Court considered that this practice subjects animals to cruelty, violating article 225 of the Federal Constitution of Brazil.


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