Every year, hundreds of fiestas involving the use of bulls take place across Spain. The animals are chased, injured, taunted and killed in public spectacles that desensitize those who witness them. Cruelty is not entertainment.
The type and scale of these events vary. Some are openly publicized to tourists and others are held privately for local citizens. At least one event has been declared “cultural heritage” by politicians.
At “fire bull fiestas,” bulls' horns are set alight and the animals teased by onlookers while firecrackers explode all around. In other instances, men on horseback with long spears pursue and corner bulls who, when finally exhausted, are stabbed to death.
With our partners and many thousands of compassionate animal advocates, HSI is campaigning to end these pointless, heartless activities. Please join us.
September 10, 2012
The Partido Animalista PACMA, Humane Society International and CAS International urge the Territorial Delegate of the Junta de Castilla y León in Valladolid, Spain to put an end to the Toro de la Vega fiesta.
June 19, 2012
Petition With 71,000 Signatures Against Cruel Bull Fiesta Presented To Territorial Delegate in Spain
Spain’s “Break A Spear” campaign, led by animal welfare groups Humane Society International/Europe, PartidoAnimalista, and CAS International, presented a petition of 71,000 signatures from citizens opposed to the Toro de la Vega bull fiesta to Pablo Trillo-Figueroa, the Territorial Delegate of Valladolid, Spain.
April 23, 2012
Costa Rica’s constitutional court declared the Pamplona y Más bull run unconstitutional, showing in a historic vote that animals should be treated with diginity and must be protected against cruelty and mistreatment.
March 19, 2012
Humane Society International Denounces the “Pamplona y Más” Bull Fiesta Event Scheduled to Take Place in Costa Rica
Humane Society International denounced the proposed bull fiesta event “Pamplona y Más” scheduled to take place in April 2012 in Costa Rica.