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Mexico Supreme Court: Bullfighting no longer cultural heritage

The bullfighting sector deals with another blow in a short time. Last week, a judge decided to indefinitely stop bullfighting in Mexico City. And now the Supreme Court of Mexico  has declared that bullfighting and cockfighting are not cultural heritage. Cultural Heritage In 2019, the state of Nayarit declared bullfighting to be cultural heritage. Cockfighting,…

Bullfighting suspended in Mexico City. Maybe for good?

A judge in Mexico City has suspended bullfighting indefinitely. This has happened as a result of a charges from a Mexican citizens’ association. It claims that bullfighting violates the right to a healthy environment. The Justice Department is now going to look into this case. Until then, there will be no bullfights in the Mexican…

Protest against return of bull festivals after nearly 10 years in San Fernando de Henares

In the municipality of San Fernando de Henares, near the Spanish capital Madrid, the cruel bull festivals returned after almost 10 years of absence. CAS International and AnimaNaturalis protested against this. The mayor of San Fernando de Henares announced the return of the running of the bulls and recortadores this year. In the running of…

Spanish newspaper El País stops section on bullfighting

Good news from Spain, because the Spanish newspaper El País stops its section on bullfighting. An important moment for journalism in Spain, because El País is the most read newspaper in Spain and the one with the highest circulation. Because of this, many people will no longer be confronted with positive coverage of bullfighting. This…

Protests in Madrid and Seville against the bloody bullfights

In Seville and Madrid, bloody bullfights have resumed, due to the start of the bullfighting season. CAS International and AnimaNaturalis protested against bullfighting in both cities. Sevilla On April 24, we protested in the southern Spanish city of Seville. That is when the famous and exuberant April Fair took place. Unfortunately, bullfights are held during…

Catalonia is step away from banning the three most cruel bull festivals

The Catalan political parties En Comú Podem and the CUP have reached an agreement to pass a change in the law regulating popular festivals with bulls in Catalonia. The aim of the agreement is to ban the three most cruel bull festivals in Catalonia: toro embolado, toro ensogado and toro en la playa. AnimaNaturalis and…

Protest in Valencia against bullfighting

After two years of pandemics, bullfighting took place again in March in the Spanish city of Valencia. CAS International and AnimaNaturalis protested against the bloody event. The bullfights were held during the Fallas, a traditional feast that is held every year in Valencia. On 13 March, CAS and AnimaNaturalis protested near the bullring of Valencia….

UN recognizes link between animal welfare and environment

Vital links between animal welfare and the environmental crises will be formally recognised for the first time at a global level, after the adoption of an historic resolution today (2nd March), at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5). At the fifth session of UNEA, in Nairobi, Kenya, a crucial resolution was passed that will…

Spain step closer to new animal protection law

Good news from Spain! The Council of Ministers has approved the preliminary draft of the new Animal Protection Law. It hardly distinguishes between dogs and hunting dogs, which means that galgos, podencos and other hunting dogs will be covered by the protection of the law. However, the bill may still change. Later in the year,…

Fine of 600 euros for mistreating galgos in Spain

In Spain a man has been sentenced for mistreating nine hunting dogs. CAS International and AnimaNaturalis reported this case of animal maltreatment. The man was fined 600 euros and banned from owning dogs for a year. Fortunately, the dogs were rescued and will soon be taken care of by a rescue centre. A new home…

Eight out of ten Spaniards against animal suffering in bullfights and hunting

A survey by the Spanish foundation Fundación BBVA has shown that 54 percent of Spaniards believe that animals and humans have the same right to live. In addition, eighty percent are against the use of animals for bullfighting, hunting and circuses with animals. Spaniards actually have a big heart for animals. CAS International knew that…

France: Mercedes Benz stops all financial support for bullfighting

Good news from France. The French branch of Mercedes Benz has decided to distance itself from the bloody bullfights. This is a very important step in our fight against bullfighting, because this cruel sector is more and more dependent on subsidies and sponsoring from companies in order to survive. Due to the declining interest from…

Animals are sentient beings in Spain

As of Wednesday, January 5, animals are considered sentient beings by Spanish law. The new law applies to all animals. What does this mean in practice for bulls intended for bullfighting and hunting dogs such as galgos and podencos? In December 2021, the Spanish Congress of Deputies approved the law that considers animals as sentient…

Basque Country spends nearly 300,000 euros a year on bull festivals

CAS International and AnimaNaturalis announce that the Basque Country spends almost 300,000 euros a year on subsidies for bull festivals. This is the result of an in-depth study we are currently conducting into the 18,000 bull festivals in Spain. As a result of the research results, we ask the authorities of the Basque Country to…

Discussion about hunting dogs blocks new animal welfare law in Spain

The Ministry of Culture is currently blocking the proposal for a new Animal Welfare Law in Spain. The hunting sector is not satisfied with the measures applicable to hunting dogs. Some points of the new law are intended to combat the abandonment of dogs. Every year, more than 50,000 galgos, podencos and other hunting dogs…

Fire bull maltreated for hours in Medinaceli, Spain

At the controversial ‘Toro Jubilo’ fire bull festival in Medinaceli, Spain, the horns of bull Barquillero were set on fire. Only after more than an hour was the flammable material on the horns extinguished. CAS International and AnimaNaturalis took undercover footage of the event. On Saturday night, November 13, the originally medieval event Toro Jubilo…

Spanish senator asks government to protect hunting dogs

Senator Carles Mulet has asked the Spanish government questions about the situation of hunting dogs like galgos (greyhounds) and podencos in the country. Among other things, he asked what actions are being taken to protect these hunting dogs from mistreatment. Galgos are used for both hunting and racing. Furthermore, it is estimated that some 50,000…

Portugal bans access of minors under 16 to bullfights

Portugal bans access of minors under 16 to bullfights 21 October 2021 @Peru Antitaurino Portugal has taken a historic step in protecting minors from the violence of bullfighting: minors under 16 are no longer allowed to attend the bloody spectacles. With this ban, the southern European country follows the request of the United Nations to […]

Campaign launch ‘Save the Galgos’ in Madrid

Campaign launch 'Save the Galgos' in Madrid 19 October 2021 © AnimaNaturalis/CAS International On Thursday 14 October, CAS International and AnimaNaturalis launched the ‘Save the Galgos’ campaign. This happened during the first action of the campaign: a protest in the Spanish capital Madrid. Important Spanish press agencies and newspapers such as EuropaPress and La Razón […]

Protests against bullfighting in Seville and Soria

Protests against bullfighting in Seville and Soria 30 September 2021 © AnimaNaturalis/CAS International CAS International and AnimaNaturalis protested in the Spanish cities of Soria and Seville on September 25 and 26, respectively. The actions were directed against the organisation of bullfights. After the relaxation of the measures against the spread of COVID-19, bullfights started again […]

Several French companies distance themselves from bullfighting

Several French companies distance themselves from bullfighting 23 September 2021 © No Corrida Good news from France. Recently, several large French companies have decided to distance themselves from the bloody bullfights. These are very important steps in our struggle, because the bullfighting sector is more and more dependent on subsidies and sponsoring from companies in […]

Gijón puts an end to bullfights

Gijón puts an end to bullfights 13 September 2021 © CAS International The El Bibio bullring in Gijón will no longer be used for spectacles in which animals are mistreated and killed. The city council is not renewing the license to hold bullfights in El Bibio. The mayor Ana González, of the socialist party PSOE, […]

New images of fire bulls in Spain

New images of fire bulls in Spain 25 August 2021 © AnimaNaturalis/CAS International CAS International and AnimaNaturalis filmed two cruel fire festivals with bulls in Els Muntells (Catalonia) and Morella (Valencia) in August.  With the relaxation of coronation measures, bull festivals in Spain are taking place again. Therefore, we can once again take new images […]

Protest against bullfighting in Soria, Spain

Protest against bullfighting in Soria, Spain 24 August 2021 © AnimaNaturalis/CAS International CAS International and AnimaNaturalis protested on 15 August against the return of bullfighting in Soria, Castile and León. After the relaxation of measures against the spread of COVID-19, bullfighting started again in the city. During this protest, we requested the government not to […]

Escaped bull beaten to death in Spain

Escaped bull beaten to death in Spain 11 August 2021 CAS International and AnimaNaturalis are reporting the beating to death of the Campanito bull in the municipality of Brihuega (Guadalajara). The animal escaped during an event after which he wandered through the streets. Afterwards, the bull was run over by a car and beaten to […]

CAS and AN film fire bull in Catalonia

CAS and AN film fire bull in Catalonia 3 August 2021 © AnimaNaturalis/CAS International CAS International and AnimaNaturalis have filmed a cruel fire festival with bulls in Catalonia (Spain). The event took place on July 24 in the municipality of Camarles (Tarragona). With the relaxation of coronation measures, bull festivals in Spain are taking place […]

Our rescue cow Margarita in The Guardian

Our rescue cow Margarita in The Guardian 28 July 2021 © El Hogar Animal Sanctuary The respected British newspaper The Guardian published an article about the rescue of animals by Spanish rescue centres. This concerns animals destined for exploitation for meat, dairy and other purposes. Animals from the bullfighting industry are also discussed, through the […]

Protest against the return of bullfighting to Majorca, Spain

Protest against the return of bullfighting to Majorca, Spain 27 July 2021 © AnimaNaturalis/CAS International CAS International and AnimaNaturalis protested against the return of bullfighting to the Balearic Islands on Saturday 24 July. The protest took place in the Mediterranean city of Palma de Mallorca, capital of the autonomous region of the Balearic Islands. After […]

Petition against subsidies for bullfighting in the Azores

Petition against subsidies for bullfighting in the Azores 20 July 2021 © ANIMAL The bullfighting industry in the Azores is financed with public money. This must stop! Our colleagues in Portugal have started a petition to ask the local and national authorities to stop these subsidies. Read the text of the petition below:  The bullfighting […]

Forgotten females of the bullfighting sector: the cow

Forgotten females of the bullfighting sector: the cow 15 July 2021 © Santuario Vegan When people hear the word ‘bullfighting’, they think of imposing bulls that undergo an unchosen torture. This is not so strange: after all, the word starts with ‘bull’. The term ‘bull festival’ also evokes the same male association. This is not […]

No running of the bulls in Pamplona for second year in a row

No running of the bulls in Pamplona for second year in a row 8 July 2021 © CAS International The running of the bulls in Pamplona always starts on 7 July, but this week the streets remain empty. Due to Covid-19, the running of the bulls in Pamplona has been cancelled for second year in […]

EU commission makes a big step for farmed animals, committing to ban cages

EU commission makes a big step for farmed animals, committing to ban cages 30 June 2021 Pixabay Today, 30 June 2021, the European Commission made a historic commitment to phase out cages in animal farming across the EU. It plans to prohibit cages for hens, mother pigs, calves, rabbits, ducks, geese and other farmed animals, looking at […]

Protest against bullfighting in Alicante, Spain

Protest against bullfighting in Alicante, Spain 29 June 2021 © AnimaNaturalis/CAS International CAS International and AnimaNaturalis protested against the return of bullfighting in the Mediterranean city of Alicante on Saturday, June 26. Following the relaxation of measures against the spread of COVID-19, bullfights are back in the city. Between June 20 and 24, the city’s […]

Protest against 37 million euros subsidies for cruel bull festivities in Valencia

Protest against 37 million euros subsidies for cruel bull festivities in Valencia 22 June 2021 © AnimaNaturalis/CAS International CAS International and AnimaNaturalis protested on 13 June against the 37 million euros of subsidies that the municipalities of the autonomous community of Valencia spend into cruel bull festivities every year. We asked the local authorities to […]

Widespread support for resolution to ban cages in EU

Widespread support for resolution to ban cages in EU 22 June 2021 © Pixabay The European Parliament passed a ground-breaking resolution (10th June 2021), urging the European Commission to phase out cruel cage systems in animal farming. This is a historic moment for more than 300 million farm animals – like hens, pigs and rabbits […]

Protest against bullfighting in Madrid, Spain

Protest against bullfighting in Madrid, Spain 26 May 2021 © AnimaNaturalis/CAS International CAS International and AnimaNaturalis protested against bullfighting in the Spanish capital Madrid on May 9. After a period of 18 months without bullfights, the bloody spectacles returned to the city. On May 2, the first bullfight was held since the outbreak of COVID-19. […]

Motion passed to end European subsidies for bullfighting

Motion passed to end European subsidies for bullfighting 18 May 2021 © Partij voor de Dieren In April, Leonie Vestering (Party for the Animals), member of the Lower House of Dutch parliament, submitted a motion against European subsidies for the breeding of bulls for bullfights. The motion was adopted with 142 votes. With this motion, […]

Menta: the face of the Spanish galgo

Menta: the face of the Spanish galgo 14 April 2021 © Amores Peludos Hunters dump, abuse and kill more than 50,000 galgos annually in Spain. When the greyhounds are lucky they are brought to shelters where they are lovingly cared for. Many galgos will never have this luck: some galgueros (hunters) leave their dogs in […]

Protest against bullfighting in Logroño, Spain

Protest against bullfighting in Logroño, Spain 7 April 2021 © AnimaNaturalis/CAS International CAS International and AnimaNaturalis protested against bullfighting in the Spanish city of Logroño on Saturday, April 3. During this protest we asked the government not to give any financial support to the bullfighting sector. According to our research, cruel events with bulls are […]

Supreme Court of Spain: bullfighter’s work is not a work of art

Supreme Court of Spain: bullfighter's work is not a work of art 10 March 2021 © Pixabay The Supreme Court in Spain has determined that the work of a bullfighter cannot be considered a work of art or an artistic creation. CAS International is very glad with this statement. We believe that torturing a bull […]

La Rioja spends 900,000 euros a year on feasts with bulls

La Rioja spends 900,000 euros a year on feasts with bulls 9 March 2021 CAS International and AnimaNaturalis announce that the Spanish autonomous region of La Rioja spends 900,000 euros annually on subsidies for cruel events with bulls. This information has been obtained thanks to an in-depth investigation we are currently conducting of the 18,000 cruel feasts with […]

Mexican state Sinaloa prohibits bullfighting

Mexican state Sinaloa prohibits bullfighting 10 February 2021 © Pixabay The government of the Mexican State of Sinaloa has agreed to prohibit bullfighting. Sinaloa is the fifth state in Mexico with a recent ban on bullfighting, after Sonora, Guerrero, Coahuila and Quintana Roo. Dog fights are also prohibited. In parliament a unanimous vote was taken […]

CAS will also protect galgos

CAS will also protect galgos 1 February 2021 © Pixabay From CAS we have very special news to share with you! We are going to expand our field of activity. Our director Marius Kolff explains exactly what this expansion means: A few years ago, I expressed my wish within the board of CAS to expand […]

For the first time in 56 years no bullfights in San Cristóbal, Venezuela

For the first time in 56 years no bullfights in San Cristóbal, Venezuela 13 January 2021 © Pixabay A historic start of the year for the Venezuelan city of San Cristóbal! For the first time in 56 years, no bullfights will take place during the annual city festival Feria Internacional de San Sebastián. This city […]

2020: 89% less bullfights in Spain

2020: 89% less bullfights in Spain 24 December 2020 © Pixabay Due to the coronavirus outbreak, 89 percent fewer bullfights were held in Spain than in 2019. This is a big blow to the bullfighting sector, which is already suffering major financial losses due to our successful campaigns. Together with our sister organizations, we achieved […]

No bullfights will take place in Bogota in 2021

No bullfights will take place in Bogota in 2021 9 December 2020 An empty bullring © Pixabay The bullfighting season will not take place in 2021 in the Colombian capital Bogota. Bullfights are usually held in the city every February. But due to the risk of the spreading of the coronavirus, it was decided to […]

Catalonia spends 850,000 euros a year on feasts with bulls

Catalonia spends 850,000 euros a year on feasts with bulls 21 October 2020 Protest in Barcelona against cruel feasts with bulls © AnimaNaturalis/CAS International CAS International and AnimaNaturalis are currently conducting an in-depth investigation of the 18,000 cruel feasts with bulls in Spain. With the results of this research, we will gain insight into how […]

In-depth study of cruel feasts with bulls in Spain

In-depth study of cruel feasts with bulls in Spain 19 October 2020 © AnimaNaturalis/CAS International Since the autumn of 2019, CAS International and AnimaNaturalis have been conducting an in-depth study of the cruel feasts with bulls in Spain. This is the largest study ever done of animal events in this European country. A huge undertaking, […]

Public health at risk during bullfights in Spain

Public health at risk during bullfights in Spain 1 October 2020 © CAS International CAS International and AnimaNaturalis have filed a charge in the Spanish region of Toledo and the municipality of Esquivias against the organisors of a bullfight for not following the measures to avoid the spreading of the coronavirus. Public health has been […]

Protests against bullfighting in Valencia and Logroño

Protests against bullfighting in Valencia and Logroño 30 September 2020 @Roland Bos In the weekend of 12 and 13 September, CAS International and AnimaNaturalis organized two protests in the Spanish cities of Valencia and Logroño. During these protests, we asked the government to not provide financial support to the bullfighting sector. Due to the coronavirus […]

The bullring of Acho in Lima will no longer be used for bullfights

The bullring of Acho in Lima will no longer be used for bullfights 10 September 2020 FOTOGRAFIA MML The city council of the Peruvian capital Lima has decided to no longer use bullring Acho for bullfights. In the future, all buildings owned by the municipality of Lima will no longer be used for cruel spectacles […]

Charges against bullfight in Spain for not following measures against COVID-19

Charges against bullfight in Spain for not following measures against COVID-19 3 September 2020 © CAS International CAS International and AnimaNaturalis have filed a charge in the Spanish state of Castile and León against the organizers of a bullfight for not following the measures to avoid the spreading of the coronavirus. Public health has been […]

Protests against financial support for bullfighting in Spain

Protests against financial support for bullfighting in Spain 26 August 2020 © AnimaNaturalis/CAS International This summer, CAS International and AnimaNaturalis organized several protests in Spain against bullfighting. During these protests we requested the government not to give any financial support to the bullfighting sector. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, most bullfights planned in 2020 have […]

Possible end of traditional bullfighting in Bogota

Possible end of traditional bullfighting in Bogota 22 July 2020 The city council of the Colombian capital Bogota approved a project that aims to end traditional bullfighting. This means that the killing and injuring of bulls is not allowed, as is the use of public funds to subsidize the bullfights. This does not mean that […]

No bull runs in Pamplona for the first time in 42 years

No bull runs in Pamplona for the first time in 42 years 9 July 2020 © Pixabay On July 7, as every year, the first bull run of Pamplona would take place, but this week the streets will remain empty. Due to the outbreak of coronavirus, the running of the bulls of Pamplona were canceled. […]

CAS International distances itself from the actions of Peter Janssen

CAS International distances itself from the actions of Peter Janssen 30 June 2020 Pixabay It is reported in the Spanish press that Peter Janssen, also known as the Vegan Streaker, set several trucks on fire. The trucks belong to Tomassen Duck-To, owner of several duck farms in The Netherlands. In Spanish media is also stated […]

No bailout for bullfighting!

No bailout for bullfighting! 23 April 2020 No bailout for bullfighting! Every year, almost 10,000 bulls die after being tortured in the bullrings, and thousands more, along with cows and heifers, are harassed and mistreated in towns throughout Spain. But now, in full alarm, all the festivities scheduled for March, April and May have been […]

Running of the bulls of Pamplona canceled due to corona crisis

Running of the bulls of Pamplona canceled due to corona crisis 21 April 2020 The running of the bulls of Pamplona 2020 is canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Feria de San Isidro in Madrid has also been canceled. This is a festival that takes place in the spring and in which several bullfights […]

Bullring Lima becomes a shelter for the homeless during corona crisis

Bullring Lima becomes a shelter for the homeless during corona crisis 9 April 2020 The coronavirus outbreak is causing many sad events and concerns about the future. But there are also positive developments to report. The bullfighting sector has been hard hit by Covid-19. In Spain, France and Portugal, for example, 90 cruel events with […]

Bullfighting sector wants 700 million euros of financial compensation

Bullfighting sector wants 700 million euros of financial compensation 1 April 2020 © CAS International While Spain is ravaged by the coronavirus outbreak and the country is in a state of emergency, the bullfighting sector is seeking financial compensation from the Spanish government. The planned bullfights and cruel feasts with bulls have been canceled for […]

Adopt Tina

Adopt Tina 26 March 2020 © Santuario GAIA Through CAS International it is possible to adopt a bull, cow or horse rescued from the bullfighting sector. We recently added a new cow to our list of animals to be adopted. Below you can read the story of our new adoption cow Tina. Tina is a […]

Many bullfights canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Many bullfights canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic 19 March 2020 © AnimaNaturalis Many events are being canceled due to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak. This includes also bullfights and festivities with bulls. This is a positive outcome but at the same time it does not mean we can sit back and wait. There is still a […]

Portugal increases VAT on bullfighting from 6% to 23%

Portugal increases VAT on bullfighting from 6% to 23% 20 February 2020 The Parliament of Portugal decided to increase the VAT on bullfighting from 6% to 23%. The decision was taken following the vote on the state budget of 2020. CAS International considers this news to be a very positive development because the increase of […]

Pernod Ricard stops sponsoring bullfighting

Pernod Ricard stops sponsoring bullfighting 29 January 2020 © Pixabay The French company Pernod Ricard stops sponsoring bullfighting. The French organization Alliance Anticorrida, CAS International and other local and international organizations have campaigned for 10 years to stop the biggest sponsor of bullfighting in France and we finally succeeded! Pernod Ricard is the second largest […]

Spain gets a Directorate-General for Animal Protection

Spain gets a Directorate-General for Animal Protection 22 January 2020 Facebook page Sergio García Torres The Spanish government is creating a directorate-general for animal protection. With this, the Spanish government is taking a historic step towards better animal protection in the country. The new director is Sergio García Torres, from the PODEMOS coalition party. CAS […]

Launch platform against feasts with bulls in Catalonia

Launch platform against feasts with bulls in Catalonia 16 January 2020 © AnimaNaturalis On Wednesday, January 15, the platform ‘Prou Correbous’ was launched in the Catalan capital of Barcelona, ​​which aims to end all cruel feasts with bulls in Catalonia, Spain. CAS International supports this platform and was present at the launch in Barcelona. Various […]

Stop the cruel blood feasts with bulls in Spain

Stop the cruel blood feasts with bulls in Spain 6 November 2019 CAS International and AnimaNaturalis started a campaign to stop the cruel blood fiestas in Spain. We are conducting the largest and deepest investigation of the more than 18,000 cruel fiestas with animals that year after year are held in Spain, and that unfortunately […]

CAS International in Colombia for prestigious award ceremony

CAS International in Colombia for prestigious award ceremony 24 September 2019 Marius Kolff, director of CAS International, recently traveled to the Colombian city of Medellín to be present at the prestigious award ceremony Defenzoor del Año 2019 (animal defender of the year). Every year the award ceremony takes place, organized by our sister organization Defenzoores […]

Children, aged 15 and 17, are participants in the prolonged and gory deaths of young calves in Esquivias, Spain

Children, aged 15 and 17, are participants in the prolonged and gory deaths of young calves in Esquivias, Spain 18 September 2019 © Animal Guardians & La Tortura no es Cultura The Collective La Tortura No Es Cultura (Torture Is Not Culture), of which CAS International is part of, brings together 47 animal welfare organizations in Spain, […]

Return of bullfights in Mallorca

Return of bullfights in Mallorca 14 August 2019 © CAS International On Friday, August 9, the first bullfight took place on the Spanish island of Mallorca after two years. Just before the bullfight, hundreds of people protested in front of the bullring. The protesters were indignant because Spain is imposing on the Balearic Islands the […]

Cruelty bull runs Pamplona exposed

Cruelty bull runs Pamplona exposed 17 July 2019 © Pixabay With a video of extreme cruelty, the campaign seeks to inform about the internationally unknown fact that the bulls that participate in the bull run after later tortured and killed in the bullring.  Animal Guardians and the Platform Torture Is Not Culture (Spain) of which […]

Protest in Pamplona against running of the bulls

Protest in Pamplona against running of the bulls 8 July 2019 © Santi Vaquero On Sunday, July 7, the controversial running of the bulls of Pamplona, Spain, started again. 54 bulls are killed in the bullfights during these festivities of San Fermin. AnimaNaturalis, CAS International, Corazón Verde, and Libertad Animal Navarra held an action against the […]

Actions in Bilbao against renewal contract bullring

Actions in Bilbao against renewal contract bullring 2 July 2019 © CAAB In June various actions were held in the Basque city of Bilbao against the renewal of the contract of the bullring to organize more bullfights. The actions were organized by Colectivo Antitaurino y Animalista de Bizkaia (CAAB) in collaboration with CAS. The municipality […]

Mexican state Quintana Roo prohibits bullfighting

Mexican state Quintana Roo prohibits bullfighting 27 June 2019 © Pixabay The government of the Mexican State of Quintana Roo has agreed to prohibit bullfighting. Quintana Roo is the fourth state in Mexico with a recent ban on bullfighting, after Sonora, Guerrero and Coahuila. Cockfighting is also prohibited. A new animal welfare law was approved […]

Memorial against killing of bulls in Alicante, Spain

Memorial against killing of bulls in Alicante, Spain 26 June 2019 © AnimaNaturalis CAS International and AnimaNaturalis protested on June 16 against the bullfights that took place during the festivals of Hogueras in the Spanish city of Alicante. 100 activists took part in the protest, commemorating the victims of bullfighting. The city of Alicante is […]

CAS protests in Madrid against the death of more than 150 bulls

CAS protests in Madrid against the death of more than 150 bulls 23 May 2019 © CAS International This year, CAS International, together with AnimaNaturalis, protested against the bullfights that take place during the San Isidro festivities held in the Spanish capital of Madrid. Estefanía Pampín Zuidmeer, employee projects & publicity, represented CAS during this protest. […]

CAS protests against bullfighting in Seville

CAS protests against bullfighting in Seville 2 May 2019 © CAS International This year, CAS International, together with AnimaNaturalis, protested against the bullfights that take place during the Seville April Fair (Feria de Abril) held in the Andalusian capital of Seville, Spain. Estefanía Pampín Zuidmeer, employee projects & publicity, represented CAS during this protest. Facing […]

20th March for Animal Rights in Lisbon

20th March for Animal Rights in Lisbon 17 April 2019 Marius Kolff and Vasco Reis 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. Marius Kolff, […]

Toro de la Vega remains prohibited

Toro de la Vega remains prohibited 21 March 2019 © AnimaNaturalis 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 […]

Latin America: Congresses in Ecuador and Mexico

Latin America: Congresses in Ecuador and Mexico 20 March 2019 © CAS International 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. […]

Balearic law against bullfighting declared unconstitutional

Balearic law against bullfighting declared unconstitutional 9 January 2019 Pixabay The Balearic law against bullfighting was declared unconstitutional. The Spanish Constitutional Court asserted that several articles of the law in the Spanish state of the Balearic Islands are unconstitutional. The law consists of various elements that prohibit acts such as the killing and wounding of […]

Fire bull Valencia remains banned for third year in a row

Fire bull Valencia remains banned for third year in a row 1 August 2018 The city council of the Spanish city of Valencia recently decided to maintain the ban on two cruel feasts with bulls. This happened as a result of attempts by the conservative political party Partido Popular (PP) to lift the ban by […]

More than 50 bulls killed in Pamplona

More than 50 bulls killed in Pamplona 16 July 2018 The San Fermin festivities in the Spanish city of Pamplona end this year with at least 54 dead bulls that were killed during cruel bullfights. For 8 days, runs with bulls (6 daily) were held in Pamplona. The bulls were killed in the evening. In […]

Protest against running of the bulls of Pamplona in Amsterdam

Protest against running of the bulls of Pamplona in Amsterdam 6 July 2018 On Friday July 6, just a day before the start of the running of the bulls in Pamplona, a protest against the cruel runs was held in the capital of The Netherlands: Amsterdam. During eight days, every morning a bullrun with 6 […]

Protest against bullfighting in Madrid

Protest against bullfighting in Madrid 27 May 2018 On Sunday May 27, CAS International will protest against bullfightng in the Spanish capital of Madrid. The protest ‘Tauromaquia es Violencia’ (Bullfighting is Violence) is part of a campaign of 10 organizations, among others CAS. Its main object is to end all types of events with bulls. We have […]

Minors no longer allowed in bullfights in Ecuador

Minors no longer allowed in bullfights in Ecuador 16 April 2018 Ecuador has banned children of all ages from assisting in bullfights. Until now the entrance of children up to 16 years old to this type of bloody spectacles was forbidden. The age limit to bullfights has now been raised from 16 to 18 years […]

Protest against EU subsidies to bullfighting in The Hague

Protest against EU subsidies to bullfighting in The Hague 4 April 2018 On Wednesday April 4 CAS International protested against the European subsidies that end up in the bullfighting sector. The protest took place in The Hague, in front of the Dutch Parliament. Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Anja Hazekamp (Partij voor de Dieren), member of […]

For now no more traditional bullfights in Balearic Islands

For now no more traditional bullfights in Balearic Islands 28 March 2018 For now no more traditional bullfights will take place in the Balearic Islands, Spain. The Spanish government intended to stop the plans of the Parliament of the Balearic Islands, but this failed. The law that makes it impossible to hold traditional bullfights in […]

Sign petition against European subsidies to bullfighting

Sign petition against European subsidies to bullfighting 19 February 2018 Bullfights are either prohibited in most countries in the European Union, or do not take place any longer. Three countries of the European Union do have bullfights. Spain and Portugal hold bullfights and have no prohibition at all. In France bullfights are prohibited in general, […]

United Nations: No children to bullfights in Spain

United Nations: No children to bullfights in Spain 12 February 2018 The Committee on the Rights of the Child of the United Nations requests Spain to keep children and young people aged under 18 away from the violence of bullfights. Bullfighting is in violation of the Convention of Children ‘s Rights. Colombia, Ecuador, France, Mexico, […]

Colombian government against bullfighting

Colombian government against bullfighting 24 January 2018 The bullfighting season in Colombia just started. The first bullfight took place in the Colombian capital of Bogota. Until February 18, bullfights will take place here. During the first bullfight not even half of the bullring was filled with public. A few hours before the start of the bullfighting […]

CAS at biggest Holiday Fair of the Netherlands

CAS at biggest Holiday Fair of the Netherlands 16 January 2018 CAS International was at the biggest Holiday Fair of the Netherlands, the Vakantiebeurs, to inform people about bullfighting. The fair took place between 9 and 14 of January. Around 105,000 people visited de Vakantiebeurs. A great opportunity for CAS to inform as many visitors […]

Bullfighting comes to an end in Maracaibo, Venezuela

Bullfighting comes to an end in Maracaibo, Venezuela 20 December 2017 We have good news! Bullfighting comes to an end in Maracaibo, the capital of the Venezuelan state of Zula. The new mayor, Willy Casanova, decided to no longer permit the use of the bullring for bullfights. The role of the bullring will be changed […]

Colombia: animal defender of the year

Colombia: animal defender of the year 12 December 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 […]

11th International Summit against Bullfighting

11th International Summit against Bullfighting 21 November 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. We […]

Spanish government wants to push through bullfighting in Balearic Islands

Spanish government wants to push through bullfighting in Balearic Islands 15 November 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 […]

CAS visits adoption horse Don Jamie

CAS visits adoption horse Don Jamie 11 October 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 […]

CAS protests against bullfighting in Bilbao

CAS protests against bullfighting in Bilbao 4 September 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 […]

Balearic Islands: end of traditional bullfights

Balearic Islands: end of traditional bullfights 24 July 2017 Today, the parliament of the Balearic Islands decided no to allow traditional bullfights any longer. On Monday July 24, a historical voting took place in Palma de Mallorca. Bullfighting itself is not prohibited, but regulated in a way that is it no longer feasible. Besides, circuses […]

End of bull of fire in Algemesi, Spain

End of bull of fire in Algemesi, Spain 11 April 2017 Bull of fire © PACMA The Spanish municipality of Algemesi will no longer organize the cruel event bull of fire. During this event the horns of the bull are covered with an inflammable substance and put on fire. Then, the bull is unleashed with […]

Constitutional Court Colombia opens door to prohibition bullfighting

Constitutional Court Colombia opens door to prohibition bullfighting 8 February 2017 At this moment there are positive developments in Colombia that make it possible to make laws regarding bullfights and cruel feasts with bulls. Until now, bullfighting was an exception in the Colombian animal protection laws (Ley 1774 del 6 de enero de 2016 and Ley […]

Catalonia won’t give up. We won’t either.

Catalonia won’t give up. We won’t either. 20 October 2016 The Spanish Constitutional Court has raised the prohibition of bullfighting in Catalonia. A group of senators of the conservative political party Partido Popular (PP) has appealed the court to cancel the abolition. The Constitutional Court voted with 8 votes in favour and 3 against. According […]

Feasts with bulls prohibited in Veracruz, Mexico

Feasts with bulls prohibited in Veracruz, Mexico 3 November 2016 The congress of the Mexican state of Veracruz decided unanimously to prohibit several cruel feasts with bulls: vaquilladas, pamplonadas and embalses, including the cruel feast Embalse de Toro de Tlacotalpan.The organization Movimiento Consciencia started an initiative, together with other organizations, to achieve the prohibition of events with […]

First year without traditional Toro de la Vega

First year without traditional Toro de la Vega 8 September 2016 First year without traditional Toro de la Vega © PACMA Traditionally, a bull would be chased and killed by hundreds of men on foot and horseback armed with lances, during the local festivities of Tordesillas, Spain, on the second Tuesday of September. This year, […]

Michoacan prohibits entrance of children to bullfights

Michoacan prohibits entrance of children to bullfights 26 May 2016 Kinderen gaan naar stierengevecht © CAS International The Mexican state of Michoacán prohibited the entrance of minors under 15 years to events with bulls, like bullfights. Entrance to cockfights and dogfights have also been forbidden. This is the result of an initiative to change the […]

Toro de la Vega: bull killed within 24 hours

Toro de la Vega: bull killed within 24 hours 24 May 2016 Toro de la Vega © PACMA The government of the autonomous community Castile and León has decided to prohibit the public death of the bull during Toro de la Vega in Tordesillas. This is a step in the right direction, but the decision […]

European Parliament votes for the end of subsidies to bullfighting

European Parliament votes for the end of subsidies to bullfighting 29 October 2015 On Wednesday October 28, the European Parliament voted in favor of the end to European subsidies that flow to the bullfighting industry. Through the European Union’s agricultural subsidies the European citizens are financially contributing to bullfighting and other cruel events with bulls. […]

Mexican state Coahuila prohibits bullfighting

Mexican state Coahuila prohibits bullfighting 27 August 2015 The Mexican state Coahuila prohibits bullfighting and becomes the third state in Mexico with a ban. The voting took place in the Congress of Coahuila, with 16 votes in favour and 5 against the prohibition. The bill was an initiative of governor Rubén Moreira Valdéz (PRI) and […]

No more bullfights in A Coruña

No more bullfights in A Coruña 21 July 2015 Lobby at Parliament of Galicia © CAS International CAS International congratulates Galicia, Mellor Sen Touradas (GMST – Galicia Better Without Bullfights) with the success gained in the city of A Coruña, Galicia, Spain. Thanks to the intensive lobby work by GMST, bullfights have been banned from A Coruña. […]

Bullfighting in France no longer Cultural Patrimony

Bullfighting in France no longer Cultural Patrimony 25 June 2015 Marius Kolff in Paris in 2011, during the protest against the declaration of bullfighting as cultural heritage © CAS International A French court indicated that bullfighting should no longer be considered Immaterial Cultural Patrimony of France. Back in April 2011, ex-matador André Viard announced through […]

CAS International and Piep! undercover in Tordesillas

CAS International and Piep! undercover in Tordesillas 16 May 2015 Karen Soeters, founder of PiepVandaag.nl, in Tordesillas © CAS International Rompesuelas, the bull that was used this year during the event Toro de la Vega in Tordesillas, Spain, died a horrible death on 15 September. CAS International was in Tordesillas together with the Dutch online news […]

Guerrero prohibits bullfighting

Guerrero prohibits bullfighting 31 July 2014 © CAS International The parliament of the Mexican State of Guerrero has unanimously decided to prohibit bullfighting. With this decision, Guerrero becomes the second state in Mexico where bullfighting has been banned. CAS International is very happy with the decision of the parliament of the state of Guerrero to […]

UN: bullfighting in contravention of the Rights of the Child

UN: bullfighting in contravention of the Rights of the Child 26 March 2014 The committee for the Rights of the Child of the United Nations has stated that bullfighting is in contravention of the Convention of the Rights of the Child. The United Nations will now start to judge whether the bullfighting countries respect the […]

Spain declares bullfighting to be Cultural Heritage

Spain declares bullfighting to be Cultural Heritage 25 March 2014 CAS International together with other organizations in the Spanish Senate © CAS International On Wednesday, November 6, the Spanish Senate declared bullfighting to be Cultural Heritage. This decision does not affect the prohibition of bullfighting in Catalonia. In februari 2012 a citizen’s initiative that aimed […]

Dutch Parliament: End EU subsidies to bullfighting!

Dutch Parliament: End EU subsidies to bullfighting! 8 July 2013 On July 4, 2013, The Netherlands’ parliament voted unanimously(!) in favour of an initiative of Partij voor de Dieren to ask the Dutch (Netherlands) government to end EU funding of bullfighting. Parliament thinks that the Dutch government should use all its power with the EU […]