More than 50 bulls killed in Pamplona

Friday, July 14th 2017

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The San Fermin festivities in the Spanish city of Pamplona end this year with more than 50 dead bulls that were killed during cruel bullfights. For 8 days, runs with bulls (6 daily) were held in Pamplona. The bulls were killed in the evening. In total, 48 bulls started their last day with a lot of stress, running through a screaming mass of people. 48 bulls that were waiting for their death.

During the festivities in Pamplona bullfights are held daily. This year 54 bulls were killed during a bullfight. On the first day a rejoneo took place, a bullfight with adult bulls that are being fought from horse back. The horses get injured regularly during this type of bullfights.

And probably more bulls died. During another activity with bulls, los recortadores, several bulls were probably brought to the slaughterhouse after the event. We know for sure that one bull died after, when he was prepared for transport.

The bulls that die in Pamplona are not the only animals used. Imagine the horses at the bullfights, they are exposed to a lot of stress. Think of the oxes that run with the bulls every morning. And after every run, the public can enjoy themselves with young cows in the arena, which is very stressful for the cows.  


Every year thousands of tourists from Spain, but also from other countries like the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, etc, travel to Pamplona to join the runs. Unfortunately a lot of tourists do not know that the bulls will be killed. So CAS is circulating a video, made by the Spanish Platform La Tortura no es Cultura (CAS is part of this platform). It calls tourists not to participate in the bullruns and to be aware of the fact that they contribute to animal suffering. You can watch the video here. The video was shared throughout the media in Europe, North America and Asia to end this bloody spectacle. 

17,000 feasts with animals 
The cruel festivities in Pamplona have ended now, and we will continue with our work to prevent that they take place again next year. Before the start of the Pamplona feasts we protesten in the city centre of Amsterdam. Pamplona is the best known festivity with bulls in Spain, and it gets a lot of coverage in the media. Every day we can read messages of people that got wounded during the runs. Or about the sexual violence that took place in Pamplona. But very little has been written about the fate of the bulls. Pamplona is just the tip of the iceberg. Pamplona is just one of the 17,000 festivities in Spain in which animals are maltreated and/or killed for the entertainment of people. There is so much work to do, for this reason CAS goes on to put an end to all this animal suffering. Please keep an eye on our website for more news and protest against these festivities with animals in Spain and other countries.

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