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Conference at the OAB/SE defends dignity as an inherent value for all animals

2016.11.25

AUTHOR: TTagore Trajano, Professor of Environmental Law at the Federal University of Bahia and part of the Interdisciplinary Research and Extension Center in Environmental Law and Animal Law (NIPEDA).

TITLE: Conference at the OAB/SE defends dignity as an inherent value for all animals

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

ABSTRACT

In the last month, the Direct Action of Unconstitutionality Nº4,983 of the State of Ceará was judged. The state law of Ceará (Law 15.299/2013) authorized the practice of an activity called "vaquejada". The Supreme Federal Court, by a tight majority (6 votes against 5), declared the manifestation unconstitutional.

This decision has generated a controversial debate in Brazil and a reaction of the Legislative Power. It promulgated a new law on November 1st saying that the “vaquejada” is a Brazilian cultural manifestation, even after knowing the decision of the Supreme Court, creating a conflict between the two powers.

The Brazilian Bar Association has been called to debate the issue, clarify and support the discussion in defense of the animals and the decision of the Supreme Court.


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