I am against the cruel traditions
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I am against the cruel traditions

Sign our petition to end all cruel traditions with animals in Spain.

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The problem

The celebrations with bulls are a form of cruelty and violence

In the popular festivals of the towns of Spain, the bulls are immobilized, pulled with ropes, attacked, forced to run, thrown into the sea and light torches on their horns. Animals suffer falls, blows, intense suffering, and sometimes death.

The cruelest form of celebration is when balls impregnated with a flammable substance are placed in their horns and lit to see them run desperately.

Campaign

Ban cruel traditions!

We are carrying out the largest and most in-depth investigation of the more than 18,000 cruel events with animals that take place in Spain year after year, and which unfortunately are increasing. We want to bring to light the mistreatment that thousands of peoples hide in their festivities and traditions.

The ranches are endangering the future of bullfights, which have less and less support, and they see a growing business in popular festivities. We want to put an end to the cruel fiestas. Can you help us?

Investigation

How much public money is given to cruel traditions?

We present our research that shows for the first time the total number of towns that celebrate cruel festivals with bulls, how much public money is given to the organization of these events and the description of all the bullfighting modalities to which tens of thousands of animals are subjected each year.

Public money that is allocated in each
Autonomous Community to celebrations with bulls (2019)

Town that allocates the most public money to events with bulls:

185,787.55€

according to your own official budgets

Azuqueca de Henares

Guadalajara

Town that allocates the most public money per capita to events with bulls:

239.52€

for each of its 54 inhabitants

Fuentelviejo

Guadalajara

Town that holds the most events with bulls:

117

events that use a least 216 bulls

Xàbia

Alicante

Province with the highest number of events with bulls:

4.398

events that use 6,970 bulls

Castellón

Com. Valenciana

Public money that is allocated in each
province of Spain to celebrations with bulls (2019)

42.330.770€

Total subsidies by town.

1.820

Towns that organize popular festivities with bulls.

1.000 hab.

Average population in those towns.

29,42€

Average public money invested per inhabitant.

Inform us of any cruel festival that takes place in your town or of which you are aware: bloodfiestas@animanaturalis.org

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Medinaceli: A tradition that persists at the expense of animal suffering

Medinaceli: A tradition that persists at the expense of animal suffering

08 noviembre 2023

Medinaceli, a small corner of Soria, once again finds itself at the center of a dark spectacle that ignites outrage and international condemnation. In this peaceful village of 721 inhabitants, the Toro Jubilo stands as a testament to human cruelty, a stark reminder that, in the 21st century, barbarity can still find its place in society.

Municipalities in Spain finance popular bull festivals with 42 million euros annually

Municipalities in Spain finance popular bull festivals with 42 million euros annually

05 septiembre 2023

AnimaNaturalis and CAS International have launched a pioneering investigation in Spain that reveals an estimate of the expenses incurred in 2019 by the 1,820 municipalities that organize and finance this type of festival. 22% of Spanish municipalities hold some type of popular bull festival each year, with the majority concentrated in the Valencian Community, Castilla y León, and Castilla-La Mancha.

A bull collapses and bullfighting fans try to prevent the incident from being filmed

A bull collapses and bullfighting fans try to prevent the incident from being filmed

24 julio 2023

AnimaNaturalis and CAS International documented this weekend a contest where the horns of several bulls were lit with fire, in Morella (Castellón, Spain). Two bulls suffered accidents that, despite the censorship and aggression that the public tried, could be recorded.

We document the anguish of 12 bulls roped in the Teruel traditions

We document the anguish of 12 bulls roped in the Teruel traditions

18 julio 2023

AnimaNaturalis and CAS International witnessed in Teruel 12 bulls forced to run in suffocating heat to close La Vaquilla 2023. Tied by the head, the animals stumbled several times on the garbage-filled asphalt and had to endure constant abuse from the public.

Teruel fails to protect children and animals

Teruel fails to protect children and animals

18 julio 2023

AnimaNaturalis and CAS recorded the animal suffering in Teruel and the exposure of children to this cruelty during the festivities of La Vaquilla.

Dénia is once again the center of animal torture

Dénia is once again the center of animal torture

10 julio 2023

The bulls we throw into the sea are still legal in the Valencian Community, and Dénia is where they are most popular. For this reason, AnimaNaturalis and CAS International return to that town to document the martyrdom of the bulls in the name of tradition.

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