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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 These outdated spectacles perpetuate the idea that injuring and killing an animal for amusement is acceptable.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.


  • 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.

  • January 6, 2015

    HSI India Launches National Animal Fighting Tip Line

    Humane Society International/India launched the national tip line this week in an effort to crack down on the criminal and inhumane activity. Anyone who has information about persons involved in illegal animal fighting—such as dogfighting, cockfighting and bullfighting—is urged to report their suspicions by calling +91 7674-922044.

  • September 4, 2014

    MEPs Praised for Voting to Halt EU Funding to Bullfighting Bull Breeders

    Members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted to halt EU funding funneled to those who breed bulls for bullfights. Humane Society International welcomed the vote and, in advance of a full plenary vote, called on all MEPs to speak out against the bloodsport.

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