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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…

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…

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…