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Spain stops main prize for bullfighting

Spain will stop awarding the main prize for the country’s best bullfighter. According to the Ministry of Culture, the prize does not fit the ‘new social and cultural reality’. The prize for the best bullfighter involves a check worth as much as 30.000 euros. Eliminate prize Spain is going to eliminate the top prize for…

Thriller with a bull in main role: Sangre de Toro

The English written thriller Sangre de Toro (Bull’s Blood), starring a Spanish bull, was released this spring. The book is written by Rachael Adam, and deals with the cruelties of bullfighting, among other things. Here is a brief summary of Sangre de Toro: Bull Pepelito dramatically escapes a certain death in the bullring, which for…

Majority of people in European bullfighting countries against the harmful tradition

The majority of people in Spain, France and Portugal is against bullfighting and think the harmful tradition causes too much suffering to bulls, a survey shows. The survey among 7500 people carried out by Ipsos I&O Public on behalf of the Dutch animal protection Ngo CAS International shows furthermore that a great majority of the…

Mexican agriculture ministry must impose sanctions against bullfights

Good news from Mexico! The end of bullfighting in this country is closer than ever. A court has ruled on a lawsuit that CAS and AnimaNaturalis started in 2023. agriculture ministry. From now on, the Ministry of Agriculture has to impose sanctions when bulls are killed during bullfights in Mexico. On July 3, 2023, CAS…

Manifesto against bullfighting

In the run-up to the European elections on June 6, CAS International, in cooperation with sister organizations from our International Anti-Bullfighting Network, has drawn up a manifesto against bullfighting. We call on candidate members of the European Parliament to sign the manifesto and to speak out against bullfighting. Bullfighting still takes place in 8 countries,…

Commemoration of 54 dead bulls in Mexico City

On March 17, CAS International and AnimaNaturalis held a commemoration for the death of 54 bulls in Mexico City. The animals were killed during bullfights in Plaza México – the largest bullring in the world. 6 of the 54 bulls were younger than 4 years old. A total of nine bullfights took place in the…

CAS at presentation of citizens’ initiative in Valencia

In February, the Spanish Congress gave green light to start collecting signatures for the citizens’ initiative that aims to repeal the law declaring bullfighting as cultural heritage. And that means the process of collecting signatures has begun! In March, the citizens’ initiative was officially presented in Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia. And in the coming weeks…

Protest in city of Valencia against bullfighting

On March 10, CAS International and AnimaNaturalis protested against the bullfights in the Spanish city of Valencia. These are held during Fallas, a traditional feast held annually in Valencia. The protest took place in front of the Valencia City Hall. Activists held large boards depicting the heads of bulls and horses, symbolizing the victims of…

CAS protests for end of hunting with dogs in Spain

On Sunday 4 February, tens of thousands of people in 48 Spanish and 28 other European cities protested against hunting with dogs. CAS International and AnimaNaturalis participated in several cities: Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca and Zaragoza. Since September 2023, Spain has had a national animal welfare law for the first time….

Green light for start of citizens’ initiative against cultural heritage status bullfighting

Spain’s Congress has given green light to start collecting signatures for the citizens’ initiative aimed to repeal the law declaring bullfighting as cultural heritage. Over the next nine months, 500,000 signatures must be collected for the congress to consider the citizens’ initiative. Because of this law, bullfighting cannot be banned in Spain. In early January,…