Spain: Bullfight / Fiesta News Update

International protest against bull festival ‘Toro de la Vega’

On 14 September 2010, another edition of a festival called ‘El Toro de la Vega’ will take place in the Spanish city of Tordesillas (Valladolid, Castilla y León). During this festival, a bull is stabbed to death with lances by hundreds of men on horse and on foot. This year, a bull called Platanito (‘little banana’) will be killed before its fifth birthday.

For the sixth time in a row, animal protection organizations PACMA and CAS International, with support of AnimaNaturalis organize a striking protest against this event on Sunday 12 September, in Tordesillas and Valladolid.

 

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Guggenheim platform against bullfighting

On Saturday 21 August 2010, CAS International and Spanish anti-bullfighting organizations AnimaNaturalis and Equanimal organized a striking protest against bullfighting, right in front of the Guggenheim Museum entrance in Bilbao (Spain).

About 125 activists, among which people from Madrid and Barcelona, were lying in front of the museum and formed the shape of a bull with their bodies. The activists were painted in black and red: black representing the colour of the bull and red symbolizing the blood that is spilled during bullfights.

 

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French politicians introduce bill against bullfighting

On July 13, 2010, politicians Muriel Marland-Militello (UMP) and Geneviève Gaillard (Socialists) introduced a bill in the Assemblée Nationale (‘Parliament’) proposing a ban on bullfighting in France.

Mrs. Marland-Militello already introduced a similar bill in 2004, but now she is officially supported by a colleague representing the Socialists. This is good news, since more Socialists are now going to vote for the abolition of bullfighting. 58 of the 577 representatives already officially support the bill.

 

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CAS International (Comité Anti Stierenvechten) is the biggest organization in the world which works exclusively on the abolition of bullfighting and cruel fiestas (festivals) during which bulls and other animals are tortured. Together with our colleague organizations, we want to end this animal abuse as soon as possible.

More information about CAS International.

 

 

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