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CAS has a new director: Maite van Gerwen

At the end of November, Marius Kolff stepped down as director of the CAS International to enjoy his well-deserved retirement. For almost 17 years, he was director of CAS and devoted his heart and soul to the bulls, cows, horses, greyhounds and all other animals suffering under the guise of cultural events. He has been…

Air Europa planes carry bulls for bullfights

Recently, five bulls arrived dead at Lima airport. The animals flew on an Air Europa flight lasting at least 12 hours. One of the aspects of the bullfighting sector that is usually hidden from the outside world is the long-distance transports. In fact, bulls for bullfights are regularly flown from Spain to Latin America and…

14th International Summit Against Bullfighting

At the beginning of November we held our annual conference against bullfighting, and this time in the most important bullfighting country of Latin America: Mexico. This year’s summit was again a great success and many organizations of the International Network Against Bullfighting traveled to Mexico City. Maite van Gerwen, director of CAS: “It was very…

Bullfighting illegal in Mexico?

On Monday 7 November, CAS International, AnimaNaturalis and Despacho Va por sus Derechos protested at SENASICA, Mexico’s Food Safety Agency. We asked SENASICA to fine the bullfighting sector. The slaughter of fighting bulls in bullfights has been taking place illegally for 15 years. Our lawyers in Mexico recently discovered that the slaughter of fighting bulls…

Spanish Council of Ministers approves draft animal protection law

The Spanish Council of Ministers has approved the proposal for the new National Animal Protection Law. An important step, since Spain does not yet have a national law regulating animal welfare. Every state has its own animal protection law, so there is no unity in the treatment of animals and the punishment for animal abuse….

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…

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…

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….

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…