- The ban on bullfighting in the Spanish region of Catalonia on Thursday lifted by the Spanish Supreme Court. This allows Contador again show their arts show after four years in the league, much to the dismay of animal rights.
The Catalan parliament adopted in early 2012 a ban on bullfighting. However, the Catalan government appears to have no power to issue a regional ban. Bullfighting in Spain has officially declared 2013 the 'intangible cultural heritage'. This will bullfighting, which is seen by animal activists as barbaric, special protection.