1693678348 The Valencia City Council governed by the PP once again

The Valencia City Council, governed by the PP, once again allows the “Bou Embolat” in the districts

“Bou Embolat” this summer in the town of L'Alcora in Castellón.“Bou embolat” this summer in the town of L’Alcora in Castellón.Biel Aliño (EFE)

The Valencia City Council, governed by the PP with Vox as “preferred partner”, has revoked the agreement of the Governing Council of June 10, 2016, which banned the authorization of Bous al Carrer, in particular the modality of Bouu Embolat, in the city has districts of the city. The decision comes after the Bous al Carrer association of the Valencian Community, as agreed with the current council, withdrew the controversial administrative complaint it had lodged against the order of the then municipal board led by Joan Ribó. of Compromís, in coalition with the PSPV-PSOE and Podem, which prevented these bullfighting celebrations from taking place.

The style of Bou Embolat, in which a fighting bull runs through the streets carrying a piece of iron on its horns, on which greased tow is placed and lit, was celebrated at night in districts such as Carpesa, Benifaraig, Borbotó and Massarrojos until their ban.

This will allow the City Council to once again approve applications to use the public streets of the clubs in the districts where “these celebrations are traditionally celebrated”, as municipal sources have confirmed to Europa Press, who indicate that in any case In this case will now the Generalitat will be the administration that “ultimately” approves the authorization of bullfighting in all its modalities.

The City Council’s decision is based on a report from the Legal Service and the Secretary of the City Council, which highlights that there is a Generalitat decree authorizing the celebrations. The same sources therefore argue that their celebrations are “absolutely legal”.

The resolution also states that the consent of the previous municipal government “is not provided for in the Decree of the Generalitat,” since the requests made by the organizer or organizer of the traditional bullfighting festivals “must be clarified on a case-by-case basis in a generic way.”

The same sources emphasize the “contradiction” of the order issued at the time by the executive led by Joan Ribó, since they confirm that there are “numerous municipalities governed by Compromís and the PSPV” where these celebrations are celebrated, citing the case of Bonrepòs i Mirambell, Foios, Museros or Moncada.

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In 2016, the PP criticized the Ribó city council’s decision to end the celebrations, considering it an “attack on traditions”. The former mayor defended the city as “a city without Bou Embolat” out of respect for animals and against animal abuse.

The Bous al Carrer de la Comunitat Valenciana association and the Northern Districts Group have celebrated that the return of bullfighting festivities, including the Bou Embolat, is “coming closer”. In a statement, the group thanked the new PP local government team for its “firm commitment to our culture and traditions.”

“The fact that the return of Bous al Carrer is approaching in all its modalities is the result of the change in the leadership of the Federation, which has not hesitated to defend our traditions in court, and as much of a transcendent fact as the change of local administration, whose electoral program included their commitment to the preservation and defense of Valencian traditions and in particular bullfighting,” he noted.

For her part, the spokesperson of the PSPV in the Valencia City Council and former deputy mayor, Sandra Gómez, criticized the lifting of the ban on the authorization of buss al carrer in the city’s districts by the municipal administration of the PP and considers that this measure “we as a society, as a city and especially María José Catalá as mayor makes things even worse.”

The city council believes that the “only decision” made by the first city council was to “turn us into a cruel city.” “When we think about what the Catalan government has really done in these months, we come to the conclusion that objectively it has done nothing,” he criticized in a statement.

Last year, the controversy surrounding the popular Bous al Carrer in the Valencian Community (they are called Correbous in Catalonia) intensified last year when nine deaths and 984 injuries were recorded as a result of injuries caused directly by the Horned Ones or injuries caused while fleeing, according to information from the Interior Ministry.