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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 –…

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…

Spanish animal welfare law enters into force

On Friday 29 September, Spain’s first national animal protection law will enter into force. On 16 March last, the law was passed by the Spanish Congress. The law is an important step for Spain. Many animals will benefit from the law, but bulls from bullfighting and hunting dogs are exempt from protection under the law….

60 dead bulls in Pamplona

The fiestas of San Fermin in the Spanish city of Pamplona have ended. This year with 60 dead bulls who died a horrible death in a bullfight. For eight days, bull runs took place with six bulls, that were killed later that day in the evening. A total of 48 bulls who started the day…

CAS is celebrating its birthday and exists 30 years!

On Sunday 11 June, CAS will be celebrating its 30th anniversary! And what a lot has happened in these past 30 years. We have achieved many successes and have seen how the bullfighting sector lost more and more support from society and politicians. Meanwhile, the majority of the population in all bullfighting countries is against…

Protests in Seville and Madrid against bullfighting

In April and May, CAS and AnimaNaturalis protested against bullfights in the Spanish cities of Seville and Madrid. A total of 300 bulls are killed: 90 in Sevilla, and 210 in Madrid. At both protests, activists lay on the ground, on a capote. The capote is an important part of the bullfight: it is a…

Protest in Valencia against bullfighting

On March 12, CAS International and AnimaNaturalis protested against bullfights in the Spanish city of Valencia. These were held during Fallas, a traditional festival that takes place annually in Valencia. Protest in Valencia against bullfighting | @ CAS International/AnimaNaturalis The protest was held in front of the city hall of Valencia. Activists were lying on the…