Every year, approximately 250,000 bulls are killed in bullfights. The animals are stabbed multiple times before suffering slow, agonizing deaths in front of an audience, including children. Animal cruelty is not entertainment. You can help by not attending bullfights.
Bullfights are not "fair fights" between a bull and a matador, but highly staged forms of animal cruelty, sanctioned and subsidized by governments. These outdated spectacles perpetuate the idea that injuring and killing an animal for amusement is acceptable. With attendance at an all-time low and bans enacted by several countries and cities, bullfighting is on the decline; yet events still take place in Spain, France, Portugal, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, and Mexico. HSI is focusing in particular on ending government use of public funds to support the bullfighting industry. In addition, we are working to end child bullfighting.
January 21, 2016
In response to a plea submitted by HSI/India, veteran Congress and BJP leaders have urged Government of Goa to not legalize bullfighting
December 10, 2015
Animal welfare advocates in India have urged the Government of Goa to not legalize bullfighting
November 10, 2015
HSI applauded the Mexican Senate for conducting a forum to discuss ways to contribute to the enactment of comprehensive animal welfare legislation at the federal level.
October 28, 2015
Members of the European Parliament have voted in favour of ending EU subsidies to farmers who specifically breed bulls for bullfights. Joanna Swabe, Ph.D., Humane Society International/Europe’s executive director, issued the following statement: