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  • September 13, 2011

    “Break a Spear” Campaign to Support Bulls Launches

    Humane Society International

    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.

  • September 12, 2011

    Toro de la Vega Fiesta

    Humane Society International

    At the annual Toro de la Vega bull fiesta in Spain, spear-wielding men on horseback chase a bull out of the town and into the surrounding countryside, where he is cornered and stabbed to death.

  • March 23, 2011

    More than 33,000 People Sign HSI Petition to End Torment of ‘Fire Bulls’

    Humane Society International/Europe

    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.

  • November 24, 2010

    Fire Bull Fiesta

    Humane Society International/Europe

    In fire bull fiestas, bulls have flaming torches attached to their horns. The bull tosses his head and dashes around the town square trying to avoid the flames for up to 40 minutes, until the flames die down and firecrackers are set off above the scene.