Colombia: animal defender of the yearTuesday, December 12nd 2017
Every year, in the Colombian city Medellín, an award is given for Defenzoor del año (animal defender of the year) by our sister organization Defenzoores, supported by CAS International. This year two former judges of the Colombian constitutional court received the prize, Maria Victoria Calle and Jorge Iván Palacio. From their position in the court they made several contributions in favor of the animals.
11th International Summit against BullfightingWednesday, November 22nd 2017
In November the International Network against Bullfighting held a yearly conference against bullfighting, and this time in the most important bullfighting country in the world: Spain. The summit was a success this year. Many organizations of the International Network against Bullfighting travelled to Madrid to attend the summit.
Spanish government wants to push through bullfighting in Balearic IslandsThursday, November 16th 2017
The Spanish government has appealed to the Constitutional Court to revoke the end of traditional bullfights in the Balearic Islands. Since August 11, it is forbidden in this state to kill or maltreat bulls during a bullfight. The government of the state aproved a new law in July 2017 to end traditional bullfighing. CAS International worked, together with other organizations, to achieve this goal.
CAS visits adoption horse Don JamieWednesday, October 11st 2017
On October 10 CAS International travelled to Belgium to visit our adoption horse Don Jamie. He is so sweet and stalwart! For us, this was a very beautiful and emotional moment, since Don Jamie has gone through a lot. In Spain he was used as a horse during rejoneos (a type of bullfight from Portugal). During the rejoneo the bullfighter fights the bull from horseback. The bullfighter needs to get very close to the bull, resulting in a high risk for the horse. It happens often that a horse gets injured during a rejoneo, and sometimes the animal even dies.
CAS protests against bullfighting in BilbaoMonday, September 4th 2017
On Wednesday August 23 a protest against bullfighting and other types of spectacles with animals took place in the Basque city of Bilbao. Its occasion was the start of the city festival Aste Nagusia that took place in the week of the protest. During this festival, bullfights are held.