European Parliament accepts charge of PACMA against Toro de la Vega

Thursday, June 19th 2014

Toro de la Vega Toro de la Vega © PACMA

In September 2013, PACMA (the Spanish Party for the Animals) presented a petition to the European Union with the request to investigate whether the tradition Toro de la Vega is violating European legislation. The European Union has admitted this request. PACMA also requests the EU to put an end to Toro de la Vega.

Every year in September a bull is killed by hundreds of men on horses and by foot with lances, in Tordesillas, Spain. According to PACMA, Toro de la Vega does not adhere to the legislation of Castilla y León with respect to animal welfare. Toro de la Vega is also contrary to article 13 of The Treaty on the functioning of the European Union, which states that animals have the capacity to sense.

Keep an eye on our website for more news about the research of the European Union on Toro de la Vega. CAS International is campaigning with PACMA and HSI for years to abolish Toro de la Vega. Every year we travel with Dutch and Belgian volunteers to protest in Spain (Tordesillas, Valladolid and/or Madrid). We also have lobbyed with Spanish politicians and we have presented signatures we collected with PACMA for the abolition of Toro de la Vega. CAS International will continue campaigning and protesting until Toro de la Vega is prohibited.

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