June 9, 2016
HSI/Europe welcomed a decree approved by the Regional Assembly of Castilla y León that will prohibit the public killing of the bull used in the Toro de la Vega fiesta in Tordesillas, Spain. However, a complete end to these cruel events is needed.
February 1, 2016
HSI has called on the Governor of Veracruz and the Mayor of Tlacotalpan to put an end to the “Embalse de Toros,” a cruel event where Cebu bulls are beaten and drowned.
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:
September 15, 2015
Humane Society International/UK condemned the torment and killing of a bull named Rompesuelas (breaking soles) at the Toro de la Vega fiesta in Tordesillas, Spain as “gratuitous animal cruelty”. The killing took place despite polling data revealing that the majority of Spanish people oppose the brutal fiesta.
September 10, 2015
Almost three quarters, 74 per cent, of Spanish citizens aged 16-65 oppose the Toro de la Vega bull fiesta, an Ipsos MORI online opinion poll commissioned by Humane Society International shows.
May 8, 2014
Dr. Nanditha Krishna, chairperson of Humane Society International/India and HSI board member, applauds the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India issued a landmark verdict banning the use of bulls for entertainment.
September 30, 2013
Campaigners in Spain have called for a tourism award bestowed on the Toro de la Vega bull fiesta in 1980 to be removed.
September 24, 2013
Following the 2013 Toro de la Vega bull fiesta, a motion calling on the Spanish government to ensure animal abuse plays no part in such events was put to the Environment Committee by Laia Ortiz, spokesperson for the Plural Left party.
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.
November 16, 2011
A complaint has been lodged with officials in Tordesillas, Spain, in response to the killing of a bull during the Toro de la Vega fiesta in September 2011.
November 13, 2011
HSI and the Partido Animalista Contra el Maltrato Animal (PACMA) denounced the “fire bull” event held in the Spanish town of Medinaceli which saw a bull endure the torment of having flaming torches attached to his horns as part of the town’s annual “Toro Jubilo” celebration.
September 13, 2011
Three animal protection groups--Partido Animalista-PACMA, Humane Society International and CAS International--joined to launch the “Break a Spear” campaign to call for an end to the cruelty of the annual Toro de le Vega fiesta in Tordesillas, Spain.
March 23, 2011
In March 2011, HSI and PACMA delivered a message calling for the end to the use of live animals in fire bull fiestas--supported by more than 38,000 people in Spain and around the world--to the Interior & Justice Ministry in Valladolid, Spain.