Bullfighting: The Facts

It seems hard to believe that in this so-called civilised age, a most vicious and cruel spectacle of blood continues to flourish in Spain and certain other countries. Bullfighting is barbaric and should have been banned long ago, as bear-baiting was.
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News

Álvaro Múnera - Bullfighter who quit

Article taken from snopes.com about this photograph showing the collapse of Torrero Alvaro Munera, as he realized in the middle of his last fight ... the injustice to the animal. From that day forward he became an opponent of bullfights. Read more

Spanish state television drops bullfighting as too violent for children

Radiotelevision Espanola (RTVE) has pledged not to show bullfighting on its channels given that the evening corridas usually occur during peak viewing times for children. Read more

Bull Killed After Jumping Into Spectators

Disturbing video was released on Wednesday after a bull jumped into the arena of the Tafalla bullring in Spain and trampled spectators. The bull charged and tossed everything in his sight, leaving 40 people injured. Read more

Running of the Bulls in Pamplona The Fleeing Bullfighter who saw Sense

Footage of Mexican bullfighter Christian Hernandez fleeing the ring last Sunday at the first sight of the slaveringly piqued slab of beef in the opposite corner has become a global internet hit. Read more

Running of the Bulls in Pamplona Catalonia Votes to Ban Bullfighting

Already faced with a rapidly ageing fanbase at home and widespread incomprehension and rejection abroad, Spanish bullfighting has suffered another major setback after the Catalan parliament voted to outlaw it completely across the region. Read more

Running of the Bulls in Pamplona Man gored to death at running of the bulls in Pamplona

A charging bull gored a young Spanish man to death at Pamplona's San Fermin festival, the first such fatality in nearly 15 years. Nine others were injured in a particularly dangerous and chaotic chapter of the running of the bulls. Read more

Michelle Lagravere, 11 year old matador 11 year old matador is victim of child abuse

A bullfight which featured an 11 year old matador has been described as "child abuse". Michelle Lagravere tortured and killed 6 calves in Mexico on Saturday 24th January 2009, despite animal rights campaigners trying to have the fight stopped. Read more

Campaigns

UK: Stop Funding Bullfights with Taxes - The Petition Site

Every year, £110 million of taxpayer money is given to Spanish farmers who use their pastures to raise fighting bulls. Under the guise of "Common Agriculture Policy," these federal subsidies are the key support that keeps the bullfighting industry from financial ruin. Rejecting bullfighting is about more than revenue: it's about rejecting torture. Stop funding cruelty with our taxes. www.thepetitionsite.com

The Joy of Toro

The Joy of Toro (bull of fire) is a grotesque spectacle that draws protests and boycotts of tourism worldwide. However, it remains Medinaceli occur annually in the province of Soria, Spain. Read more

Visit.guide-spain.com promoting bullfighting

The website entitled visit.guide-spain.com shows various places of interest throughout Spain, such as bullfighting events, the running of the bulls, churches, monasteries and cathedrals. They have requested comments on these places for their Facebook page, so comments condemning bullfighting, the running of the bulls and fiestas involving animal cruelty could be made. Also comments calling on the church to condemn these atrocities could be made on the church, cathedral and monastery pages.

Tell UNESCO: Bullfighting isn't culture, it's cruelty

Petition to UNESCO, sponsored by Humane Society International, against France and Spain trying to protect this cruel bloodsport by getting it listed as a form of "cultural heritage". A UNESCO "cultural heritage" listing would give a veneer of respectability to the torture of animals for public entertainment and mean subsidies may be made available to financially safeguard the future of bullfighting. Link to petition

Bullfights declared Intangible Cultural Patrimony of France

The Ministry of Culture decided to list bullfights as immaterial heritage of the country last Friday. This is a first step to candidate bullfights to Intangible Cultural Patrimony of the World. Please send letters of protest to the President of Republic, Prime Minister and Ministry of Culture. Click here

Mock bullfight at the Glastonbury Festival

According to British media reports there will be a mock bullfight staged by a Portuguese bullfighter in a newly built bullring at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. Click here

Demonstration in ToredisillasPetition to UNESCO

Please sign the following petition to send to UNESCO Against the Declaration of Bullfights as World Intangible Cultural Heritage. (This petition is in Spanish, English and French) Click here

Demonstration in ToredisillasProtest in Bilbao

Animalist associations along with more than 200 animal activists were united in front of the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao in protest against the bullfighting acts that are being celebrated during the Great Week of the Vizcaya capital. Click here

Demonstration in ToredisillasProtest against Frank Evans booksigning

Frank Evans was due to sign his his autobiography entitled "The Last British Bullfighter" at Waterstones in Liverpool and Manchester this month. However, after a flood of e-mails from protestors, Waterstones cancelled these events. Click here

Demonstration in ToredisillasDemonstration in Toredisillas

On September 13th 2009 there was a demonstration in Toredisillas against the torture and spearing of a bull to death, which is an annual event in this village.
To read more Click here

Nude protest against bullfighting outside the Spanish EmbassyNude Spanish Embassy Protest 2009

On Tuesday 23rd June, 2009 a demonstration (organised by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) took place outside the Spanish Embassy in London, to coincide with the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona.
To read more and see photos Click here

Written Declaration for an EU wide ban on bullfighting

Four MEPs presented on the 15th of January a Written Declaration for an EU wide ban on bullfighting as well as a ban on subsidies to bull breeders. The elapse time will be the 15th of April 2007.
For more information Click here

Running of the Nudes 2007

An activist from the UK writes an account of her trip to Pamplona for the Running of the Nudes event - read article
For more information click here or visit their website: www.runningofthenudes.com

Qatar Airways promotes bullfights

Qatar Airways, Thailand branch is advertising flights to Madrid, Spain, using a photo of a bullfight.
For more information, a sample letter and addresses to write to click here

The"Paseo Del Buey" (Stroll of Ox) in Queretaro, Mexico

This cruel celebration is dedicated to the Virgin of a small town and takes place on the 5th February, at Villa Corregidora, Queretaro, Mexico. This is organized by the Franciscan monks and entails a week of dances.
For more information, a sample letter and addresses to write to click here

Hanging of Greyhounds in Spain

With the conclusion of Spain's hunting season, the hanging of the galgos/greyhounds begins. And once again the world bears witness to dead dogs, dangling from wire nooses, inches above the ground. Every year tens of thousands of Spain's hunting and racing dogs meet a crude and senseless fate after brief lives of loyal service.
For more information, a sample letter and addresses to write to click here

Protest Against the Returning of Bullfights to Lisbon

After being closed for 6 years the bullring of Lisbon reopened after renovation work on the 18th May. A small shopping mall was built under the bullring with shops, bars and restaurants. This cost 60 million euros.
For more information, a sample letter and addresses to write to click here

Campaigns Against Bloody "Fiestas" in Spain

Details on some of the Fiestas in Spain (Bull with ropes - Benavente, Coria's bull - Coria, Bull with Spears - Tordesillas, Fire Bulls - Medinaceli).
For more information and addresses to write to click here

Protest Against Bullfights in France

Several villages and cities in France hold bullfights and other popular fiestas that abuse bulls.
For more information, a sample letter and addresses to write to click here