Every day, we're fighting the worldwide injustice of animal cruelty. While every culture has different beliefs and customs, some practices deserve no tolerance.

Bullfighting Cruelty: Not So Entertaining

A bullfight is not entertainment, but rather a spectacle of animal cruelty in three acts.

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  • Bull Fiestas

    Events like fire bull fiestas and Toro de la Vega promote cruelty as entertainment. Help cancel them permanently. Learn More

  • Bullfighting

    Every year, approximately 250,000 bulls are killed in bullfights. You can help by not attending bullfights. Learn More

  • Horse Slaughter

    Due to their sensitive nature and flight response, there is no humane way to slaughter horses for food. All kinds of horses meet this fate, but you can help. Learn More

  • Dogfighting

    The dogfighting industry profits from the pain of dogs forced to live in isolation and fight to the death. Join our efforts to stop it. Learn More

  • Working Equines

    Welfare issues often arise for working equines due to lack of access to veterinary care and challenging environments. We're training owners and animal health workers to improve treatment.Learn More

Confronting Cruelty News

  • August 25, 2015

    Coahuila Prohíbe las Corridas de Toros

    Coahuila se convirtió en el tercer estado mexicano en prohibir las corridas de toros tras una votación en el Congreso de 16 a 5 a favor de reformar el Artículo 20 de la Ley de Protección Animal local. Humane Society International recibió con agrado la noticia.

  • August 25, 2015

    Coahuila, Mexico Bans Bullfighting

    Coahuila became Mexico’s third state to ban bullfighting after Congress voted 16-5 last Friday in favor of reforming article 20 of the local Animal Protection Law. Humane Society International applauded the move.

  • August 11, 2015

    Animal fighting tip-line launched in Himachal Pradesh

    In a move to counter incidents of animal fighting organized in the state of Himachal Pradesh, HSI/India has launched a tip line that will enable locals to anonymously report incidents of animal fighting. The launch comes after a recent order passed by the Hon’ble of High Court of Himachal Pradesh at Shimla.The judgment reiterated the Supreme Court’s ban on animal fighting.

  • August 7, 2015

    Poll Shows Most Mexicans Against Horsemeat Consumption

    A recent poll requested by HSI shows that the majority of Mexicans are opposed to eating horsemeat and would support reforms to ensure that horsemeat is not mislabeled.

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