Today Spain’s State Network, RTVE said that it will no longer broadcast Spain’s centuries old tradition of bullfighting. The ban is placed to protect children from viewing violence.
“Children can view violence exerted over animals with anxiety and we must therefore avoid it by all means,” the stations latest stylebook says.
Furthermore, bullfights “generally coincide with hours protected or specially protected for young viewers.” As a result, RTVE will no longer broadcast bullfighting.
Spain has been undergoing a strong debate over the sport that many Spaniards revere as an art form while other consider it archaic. In July the northeastern region of Catalonia became the second Spanish region to ban bullfighting, joining the Canary Islands, which outlawed the practice in 1991.