Protest against EU subsidies to bullfighting in The HagueTuesday, April 10th 2018
On Wednesday April 4 CAS International protested against the European subsidies that end up in the bullfighting sector. The protest took place in The Hague, in front of the Dutch Parliament. Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Anja Hazekamp (Partij voor de Dieren), member of Dutch Parliament Femke Merel Arissen (Partij voor de Dieren), and Dutch author Yvonne Kroonenberg joined the protest and gave speeches about the European subsidies.
For now no more traditional bullfights in Balearic IslandsWednesday, March 28th 2018
For now no more traditional bullfights will take place in the Balearic Islands, Spain. The Spanish government intended to stop the plans of the Parliament of the Balearic Islands, but this failed. The law that makes it impossible to hold traditional bullfights in the Balearic Islands is valid once again. CAS International worked, together with other organizations, to achieve this goal in the Balearic Islands.
Sign petition against European subsidies to bullfightingThursday, February 22nd 2018
Bullfights are either prohibited in most countries in the European Union, or do not take place any longer. Three countries of the European Union do have bullfights. Spain and Portugal hold bullfights and have no prohibition at all. In France bullfights are prohibited in general, but many municipalities in the south of the country do host bullfights. These communities are exempted from the law due to the cultural history of bullfighting in this region.
United Nations: No children to bullfights in SpainMonday, February 12nd 2018
The Committee on the Rights of the Child of the United Nations requests Spain to keep children and young people aged under 18 away from the violence of bullfights. Bullfighting is in violation of the Convention of Children 's Rights. Colombia, Ecuador, France, Mexico, Portugal and Peru already received a similar request from the Committee on the Rights of the Child.
Colombian government against bullfightingWednesday, January 24th 2018
The bullfighting season in Colombia just started. The first bullfight took place in the Colombian capital of Bogota. Until February 18, bullfights will take place here. During the first bullfight not even half of the bullring was filled with public.