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 These outdated spectacles perpetuate the idea that injuring and killing an animal for amusement is acceptable.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 31, 2017
Humane Society International urges Colombian Constitutional Court to revise decision to overturn ban on bullfighting
Following the first bullfight held in the Bogota in four years, Humane Society International is calling on the Colombian Constitutional Court to revise their decision to overturn a ban on bullfighting established in 2012.
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