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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,…

Interview about International Anti-Bullfighting Network

At the end of November, we were in Spain due to our international summit against bullfighting. We were then interviewed by the Spanish information channel Animales con Derechos (Animals with Rights) about the International Against-Bullfighting Network and our annual summit. CAS and the Portuguese organization ANIMAL were interviewed as (co)founders of the network. Among other…

Citizens’ initiative to revoke cultural heritage status of bullfighting

In January, several organizations and other social representatives registered a citizens’ initiative at the Congress of Deputies in Spain. The aim is to repeal the law declaring bullfighting as cultural heritage. Because of this law, bullfighting cannot be banned in Spain. Spanish states and municipalities, due to its status as cultural heritage, are not able…

Mexican campaign ‘Killing is Incredible’

CAS and AnimaNaturalis Mexico have launched a new campaign called Matar es increíble (Killing is Incredible). Through this campaign, we ask the Mexican insurance company GNP to stop promoting bullfighting in Spain and Mexico. We also address the Baillères family. They own GNP and have been supporting the bullfighting industry for a long time. GNP not…

15th International Summit against Bullfighting in Madrid

On November 25 and 26, the 15th International Summit against Bullfighting took place. This time, the International Anti-Bullfighting Network held its annual conference in the largest bullfighting country of Europe: Spain. The summit was again a great success. Representatives of the eight bullfighting countries and other countries traveled to the municipality of Rivas VaciaMadrid –…

Bullfighting suspended in Guadalajara, Mexico

A judge in the Mexican city of Guadalajara has suspended bullfighting indefinitely. This has happened as a result of a charge filed by CAS International and AnimaNaturalis Mexico. The charge states, among other things, that bullfighting violates the right to a healthy environment. Justice will now look into the case. Until then, no bullfights will take…

Urgent action needed to ban bullfighting in Colombia

URGENT ACTION! Would you like bullfighting to be banned in Colombia? Well, it has never been closer. It’s time to come together and TAKE ACTION. Tuesday, November 21st is crucial: the anti-bullfighting bill will be debated for the third time, and they are on the verge of achieving a historic breakthrough! After this, only one…

Bull with burning horns collapses during Spanish medieval festival

At the controversial fire bull festival ‘Toro Jubilo’ in Medinaceli, Spain, a bull with burning horns collapsed as the animal could not properly support the wooden construction on its horns. CAS International and AnimaNaturalis filmed the event. The Medinaceli fire bull is one of bull festivals that evoke the most outrage nationally and internationally. On…

CAS International files a complaint with the European Commission about the killing of fighting bulls

CAS International has made a complaint with the European Commission about Spanish regulations that consider the killing of bulls in the bullring, at bull festivals and at bullfighting schools as emergency slaughter. The Spanish regulations are an incorrect implementation of EU rules, allowing the bullfighting sector to abuse rules intended for production animals and in…