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 These outdated spectacles perpetuate the idea that injuring and killing an animal for amusement is acceptable.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.
December 26, 2016
Upholding the ban on cockfighting, Hyderabad High Court directed the state governments to ensure cockfighting doesn't take place during Sankranti or anytime in the future
October 20, 2016
HSI expressed disappointment that the Constitutional Court of Spain has overturned Catalonia’s ban on bullfighting that was introduced in 2010 following huge public and Parliament approval.
June 17, 2016
HSI/Europe and a coalition of animal groups in Europe are supporting a new video highlighting the carnage involved in the ‘Running of the Bulls’ spectacle taking place in July in Pamplona, Spain. The video warns tourists about the cruelty behind this spectacle.
May 30, 2016
The Governments of A.P and Telangana have directed all state public prosecutors to adequately represent custody animals and ensure they are not handed over to the accused during the trial period