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CAS International (Comité Anti Stierenvechten) wants to end bullfighting and other 'cultural' events that cause animal suffering. This also includes fiestas ('patronal festivals'), like the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, and many other festivities during which bulls and other animals are maltreated and killed. Read more
20th March for Animal Rights in Lisbon
Also this year CAS was present at the march for animal rights in Lisbon. This was the 20th time this march took place. The march was organized by Rita Silva of our Portuguese sister organization ANIMAL.
Toro de la Vega remains prohibited
The cruel feast with bulls known as Toro de la Vega remains prohibited. Since 2016 it is no longer allowed to kill or injure the bull during this event, after a decision by the government of Castile and León. The municipality of Tordesillas appealed for a continuation of this cruel bullfeast, but the Supreme Court in Spain agreed with the state of Castile and León; the ban remains valid.
Latin America: Congresses in Ecuador and Mexico
In March CAS International and Animal Guardians organized congresses in Ecuador and Mexico in order to end bullfighting. In both countries we visited parliaments to speak with politicians and parliamentary groups. Both in Mexico and Ecuador we were assisted by local groups. In Mexico by Movimiento Consciencia and in Ecuador by our sister-organization FATA.