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CAS has a new director: Maite van Gerwen

At the end of November, Marius Kolff stepped down as director of the CAS International to enjoy his well-deserved retirement. For almost 17 years, he was director of CAS and devoted his heart and soul to the bulls, cows, horses, greyhounds and all other animals suffering under the guise of cultural events. He has been…

Air Europa planes carry bulls for bullfights

Recently, five bulls arrived dead at Lima airport. The animals flew on an Air Europa flight lasting at least 12 hours. One of the aspects of the bullfighting sector that is usually hidden from the outside world is the long-distance transports. In fact, bulls for bullfights are regularly flown from Spain to Latin America and…

Our director Marius Kolff says goodbye

At the end of November, Marius Kolff said goodbye as director of the CAS International to enjoy his well-deserved retirement. In this article, written on his behalf, he looks back on a period of almost 17 years as director, during which he has meant a lot to CAS and the International Network against Bullfighting. Shortly…

Colombian award for International Network Against Bullfighting

During the anti-bullfighting summit, the International Network Against Bullfighting received a prestigious Colombian award: Defenzoor del Año 2022 (animal defender of the year). The award ceremony is organised annually by our sister organisation Defenzoores, working particularly in Medellín. The Defenzoor del Año has been awarded for 17 years, including to the Spanish city of Barcelona….

14th International Summit Against Bullfighting

At the beginning of November we held our annual conference against bullfighting, and this time in the most important bullfighting country of Latin America: Mexico. This year’s summit was again a great success and many organizations of the International Network Against Bullfighting traveled to Mexico City. Maite van Gerwen, director of CAS: “It was very…

Fire bull collapses from exhaustion in Medinaceli, Spain

At the controversial fire bull festival ‘Toro Jubilo’ in Medinaceli, Spain, the fire bull collapsed from exhaustion. From start to finish, the event lasted 48 minutes. The same night, the bull died of a brain haemorrhage, possibly after colliding with an ox. CAS International and AnimaNaturalis took undercover footage and recorded various abuses. They are…

Bullfighting illegal in Mexico?

On Monday 7 November, CAS International, AnimaNaturalis and Despacho Va por sus Derechos protested at SENASICA, Mexico’s Food Safety Agency. We asked SENASICA to fine the bullfighting sector. The slaughter of fighting bulls in bullfights has been taking place illegally for 15 years. Our lawyers in Mexico recently discovered that the slaughter of fighting bulls…

Spanish Council of Ministers approves draft animal protection law

The Spanish Council of Ministers has approved the proposal for the new National Animal Protection Law. An important step, since Spain does not yet have a national law regulating animal welfare. Every state has its own animal protection law, so there is no unity in the treatment of animals and the punishment for animal abuse….

CAS films cruel festival ‘Bull to the Sea’ (Bous a la Mar)

CAS International and AnimaNaturalis recently filmed the bull festival ‘Bull to de Sea’ (Bous a la Mar) in Spain. For the past two years, fewer bull festivals have taken place in the southern European country due to covid-19 restrictions. However, this year the bull festivals return without restrictions. Therefore, we can once again take new…

New images of fire bulls in Catalonia and Valencia, Spain

CAS International and AnimaNaturalis have recently filmed several cruel fire bull festivals in Catalonia and Valencia. In the past two years, there were fewer bull festivals in Spain because of the measures against Covid-19. However, this year the bull festivals return without restrictions. Therefore, we can make new images of these events and show them…