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Dénia (Spain) halves events during notorious bull festival

An important step has been taken towards improving animal welfare in Spain. In Dénia, Valencia, the afternoon sessions of the cruel bull festival Bous a la Mar (bull to water) will be stopped. Fewer bulls are used during the ‘Festa Major’, of which Bous a la Mar is a part, and the municipality is taking…

España suprime el premio más importante de la tauromaquia

España dejará de entregar el premio más importante para el mejor torero del país. Según el Ministerio de Cultura, el premio no se adapta a la ‘nueva realidad social y cultural’. El premio para el mejor torero consiste en un cheque de nada menos que 30.000 euros. Eliminar el premio España eliminará el máximo galardón…

Spain stops main prize for bullfighting

Spain will stop awarding the main prize for the country’s best bullfighter. According to the Ministry of Culture, the prize does not fit the ‘new social and cultural reality’. The prize for the best bullfighter involves a check worth as much as 30.000 euros. Eliminate prize Spain is going to eliminate the top prize for…

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…

CAS presents results of investigation of cruel bull fiestas

During three years, CAS International and AnimaNaturalis conducted the largest research ever on cruel bull fiestas in Spain. At least 42 million of public money is spent annually by 1820 municipalities to hold bull festivals. In total, nearly 18,000 popular festivals involving bulls, cows and calves take place every year. 22% Spanish municipalities The research…

Summer full of animal suffering during Spanish fiestas

During the summer months, most bull fiestas take place in Spain. For the used bulls, cows and calves, this means an exhausting summer full of stress and suffering. For example, a bull drowned in the sea during a bull festival in Dénia. In Morella, a bull collided with a wooden installation and then became unconscious….

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…

First national animal protection law in Spain

The Spanish Congress passed the first national animal protection law on 16 March. A historic moment for Spain. The law is a needed step for many animals, but unfortunately bulls from the bullfighting industry and hunting dogs are excluded from protection by the law. When initial negotiations for the new animal protection law started, it…

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…