May 7, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Indian Supreme Court on Tuesday banned a version of bull fighting in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Jallikattu is an annual festival in which thousands of men chase the bulls to grab prizes tied to their horns. The court found that the use of bulls in the festival "severely harmed" the ...[read more]
September 21, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The Constitutional Council of France on Friday rejected a challenge to the bullfighting exception contained in the animal cruelty provisions of the country's criminal code. Article 521-1 of the Criminal Code provides for two years in prison and a 30,000 euro fine for the serious maltreatment or ...[read more]
May 7, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On May 7, 2011, Ecuadorian voters approved a series of judicial, social and other governmental reforms backed by President Rafael Correa and approved by the Constitutional Court of Ecuador. The judicial reforms included provisions to dissolve the standing oversight body and replace it with a ...[read more]

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