Category Archives: corrida

Spanish government’s announcement re bullfighting can only mean: Remind them that they act against the people’s will!

While Spain, in fact, the whole of Europe, has been occupied with economic matters,  political developments in the most gruesome past time the country has to offer, have been equally grim. A friend of mine who has lived in Barcelona … Continue reading

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New Madrid mayor cheats to fulfil EU criteria and supports bullfighting

Ana Botella has just started her new job as mayor of Spain’s capital Madrid. Surely a good thing, was my first reaction. Mind you, she is the first female mayor in the history of the city! She might stir up … Continue reading

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Video celebrating the Catalonia bullfighting ban

Watch out! Video contains images of animal cruelty. The Spanish animal welfare party PACMA has published this video showing some gruesome footage of bullfights in Barcelona’s Monumental bull ring, now history following the vote in the Catalan Parliament on 28 … Continue reading

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Bullfighting ban in Catalonia marks the beginning of the end of the cruel blood sport

Bullfighting will be banned in Catalonia from 1 January 2012. A truly historic day for all anti-bullfighting campaigners. For that we owe a huge gratitude to the Prou campaign and others who collected a stunning 180,000 signatures, more than twice … Continue reading

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Open letter to CEO Herbert Hainer re adidas pro-bullfighting ad

Dear Mr Hainer, Many of our supporters have contacted us with regard to your advert featuring Derrick Martell Rose in a bullfighting arena. I can understand adidas’s desire to portray its products in an unusual location and the spot would … Continue reading

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Help stop adidas promoting bullfighting

For the promotion of its new trainers adidas has chosen a bloody location: the Madrid bull ring, Las Ventas. NBA star Derrick Rose ‘plays’ against the actors in a corrida, the deadly Spanish bullfight. The only difference to the real … Continue reading

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German weekly Die Zeit publishes shocking pro-bullfighting PR

The German weekly Die Zeit has recently published a clearly one-sided article about bullfighting which portrays a matador in a very favourable light  and completely hides the suffering and prolonged death of the bull. Furthermore, author Ronald Düker argues that Europe … Continue reading

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Despite horrible injuries, bullfighting continues – financed by the tax payer

In one of the last bullfights of the season Spanish matador Juan Jose Padilla was gored by a bull in Zaragoza, Spain last Friday. He slipped and fell just after placing the banderillas, small harpooned daggers, into the bull. The … Continue reading

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Simple reason to get rid of bullfighting: It’s disgusting!

I have just read this excellent article in the Guardian and wanted to share it with you. Alexander Chancellor in Comment is free reminds people that while there may be tradition and ritual involved, bullfighting, first and foremost, is repulsive and … Continue reading

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No more death in the afternoon: Sunday saw Catalonia’s last bullfight

When the international press covers bullfighting it is usually sad news. They run slide shows depicting horrible killing scenes in the arena, cruel fiestas such as the Toro de la Vega or the announcement of the Spanish Government giving bullfighting a … Continue reading

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