RTP, Portugal’s state-owned TV station, has been ordered by a Lisbon court to cease, with immediate effect, the screening of early evening bullfights, in effect, bring bullfights on television on a par with programmes that contain extreme violence or sex.Interesting. I saw quite a few early evening bullfights on RTP when we were in the Azores.
The ground-breaking verdict states that the only opportunity people will have to watch a bullfight on television will be between 10.30 pm and 6am.
The court order follows action taken by Portuguese animal rights group ANIMAL.
This injunction was based on a general rule established in the Portuguese Law of Television which prohibits TV stations from broadcasting programmes which can be deemed to negatively influence the personality of children and teenagers.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Bullfights to Become Late Night TV in Portugal
This all happened due to a Portuguese law that prohibits violent programming from being shown that kids can watch.