Spanish law says yes.
The new animal protection law will be your great enemy from now on.
From Europe and Brussels, we have little to expect, seen the seen.
Throughout the history of Spain many are the stones that bullfighting has found in its evolution and evolution until the times that run (21st century). There have always been people and institutions that have been against it, and also many people who have fought for it. We could confirm that to continue its existence until today, it has been the majority that has been in favor that has made it still last. Not only bullfighting, but also the existence of the animal: the brave bull.
Some Kings have not agreed: Carlos III, Carlos IV or even Isabel la Católico, others yes: Fernando el Católico, Felipe II, Fernando VII. Even the Catholic Church has tried to ban it, in the case of Pius V, who in 1567 issued a bull that excommunicated those who organized or attended bullfighting festivities. In Spain it was Felipe II who maneuvered to repeal it.
Even though Philip II was the great defender and bulwark of Catholicism in the world, he did not crumple before the omnipotent Vatican of Rome.
Is the situation perhaps different now than centuries ago?
We would not be stubborn and pessimistic in thinking that we are faced with the times when bullfighting and the brave bull face the greatest crossroads in their long history. These are the main reasons:
There are fewer and fewer fans, and those who are, are mostly elderly people. And it is the people who, in the end, have defended the permanence of this art before the Church and the kings themselves. There is no pressure from the people, there are no bulls.
Added to this problem, bullfighting is being attacked, more than ever by an anti-bullfighting lobby, which handles huge amounts of money, which is subsidizing institutions, companies and activists to attack the sector from many flanks.
This economic and political pressure is being reflected in the Spanish public and political institutions themselves, which are doing little to defend the position.
It is only a matter of time that the wear does not make the end of this cultural history come.
King emeritus D. Juan Carlos I, in law 18/2013, of November 12 promulgated and regulated Bullfighting as a cultural heritage, but little has been done to promote it in social media, in schools, universities, or in specialized programs.
As centuries ago, there is only hope, that there is a "miracle" and be the Spanish people (increasingly globalized) and the fans of some countries such as France, Peru, Portugal, Colombia and Mexico, fundamentally make enough pressure to endure anti-bullfighting pressure
And it is that we no longer have a Philip II with the sufficient political and strategic power to protect it.
Bullfighting is registered within the Ministry of Culture and considered a Site of Cultural Interest, but it seems that it is facing the gallery. We are in the present times with the degeneration of the facilities of the bullring, and little or nothing do the Town Halls for their rehabilitation. And the squares that are built are covered, and are almost more aimed at any other type of show than the bullfight.
We ask that bullfighting and brave bulls not be wet paper in the law of 2013 and take a promotion and evolution work that the bulls deserve and trust that the hobby of the bull continues to remain firm in the face of the exposed problems.
The horizon is dark, but hope is the last thing lost. The sector must unite to press, because "the skin is the skin" and even today the bull sector brings a lot of money to the state coffers.
THEN IS THE TAUROMAQUIA IS A PROPERTY OF CULTURAL INTEREST OR NOT?
Spanish law says yes.