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Revealed: The bullfighting capitals of Spain’s Andalucia – which hosted more than 600 events last year 

STATISTICS released by the Junta have revealed that Spain’s emblematic but highly controversial sport is alive and well in Andalucia.  There were 682 bullfighting events...

Madrid’s conservative premier blames drought in Spain’s Barcelona on bizarre reason: the closure of their bullring

SINCE the coronavirus pandemic, when she forged a reputation for opposing the pandemic policies of the central government, the regional premier of Madrid, Isabel...

Bullfighting ‘is sadistic and despicable’, says Spain’s new culture minister – but can animal activists get their hopes up?

A POLITICIAN who is an avowed anti-bullfighter has become Spain's Minister of Culture in Pedro Sanchez's new cabinet announced on Monday. Ernest Urtasan, 41, is...

Man dies in Spain’s Valencia region after being gored by a bull at a local fiesta

A MAN has died in Spain’s Valencia region after he was gored by a bull during local fiestas. Another participant in the event was...

Valencia regional government to open probe into ‘dwarf bullfighting’ show authorised in early September

THE REGIONAL government in Valencia is to investigate a bullfighting festival after the line-up including so-called ‘dwarf bullfighters’, a form of ‘entertainment’ that is...

Prosecutor in Spain opens probe after bull violently gores three smaller steers in the full view of a crowd...

THE PUBLIC prosecutor has opened an investigation into possible animal cruelty offences, after a video went viral of a fighting bull violently goring three...

Dwarf bullfighters slam ‘do-gooder’ activists who shut down their comedy show in Spain: Troupe insists performance is ‘not degrading’...

A TROUPE of dwarf bullfighters have hit back after a regional Spanish government banned their comedy show following complaints from 'woke' activists. The mini matadors...

Horror moment boy, 16, is savagely gored by bull at festival near Spain’s Benidorm, sparking calls for tougher controls

The horror incident took place at the annual ‘Bous al carrer’ event in Calpe, on the Costa Blanca, just a few miles north of Benidorm

Protesters take to Streets of Spain’s Malaga to rally against animal abuse and call for end to bullfighting

GOT A STORY? Email us at tips@theolivepress.es PROTESTERS have gathered in Central Malaga to oppose animal abuse and call for an end to bullfighting. Organized by...

Bull’s revenge: Bullfighter suffers horrific goring while rescuing fellow fighter in Spain’s Santander

EVERY bullfighter’s nightmare came to pass as one risked his own life and suffered a goring to distract a raging bull that had his...

Woman, 74, left hospitalised in Valencia region after bull escapes and rampages through streets

A 74-YEAR-OLD woman was left in a critical condition on Saturday, after a bull escaped from a local taurine event in the Valencia region...

Bull gores 21-year-old man to death at local fiestas in Toledo province

A 21-YEAR-OLD Moroccan national was killed on Saturday by a bull during local fiestas in the municipality of Cedillo del Condado, in Toledo province....

Video: Female bullfighting protester dragged out of ring by Popular Party candidate for local council

A FEMALE bullfighting protester was dragged out of the ring during a demonstration on Tuesday by a man who is standing to be a...

Bull breaks legs, is put down at fiesta in Spain’s Valencia region after jumping over wall 

A BULL had to be put down at a local fiesta in Valencia on Saturday after it jumped over a wall and fell 15...

Spain moves closer to ban on ‘dwarf bullfights’ as law approved by Senate

SPAIN has taken a step closer to banning comedy bullfights where the human protagonists are dwarves, as well as erotic shows at stag or...

British architect Norman Foster designs this year’s poster for the new bullfighting season in Sevilla

World-renowned British architect Norman Foster has designed the poster to announce the new bullfighting season in Sevilla. He was commissioned by the Real Maestranza to...

Video: Civil Guard investigates convoy of cars where passengers were hanging out of windows

SPAIN’S Civil Guard is investigating two people for dangerous driving after videos were shared on social media of a convoy of vehicles in Salamanca...

Madrid event with dwarf bullfighters cancelled after just 37 tickets are sold

For many Spaniards and foreigners alike, the mere idea of a bullfight in the 21st century is offensive enough. But one featuring bullfighting clowns...

Bull-running fiestas in Spain’s Valencia region claim an eighth victim for the year so far

THE bous al carrer bull-running festivals in the Valencia region have claimed their eighth victim this year so far, after an 80-year-old man was...

Controversial Toro de la Vega bull run goes ahead, but with no violence toward bull

Spain’s notorious bull-spearing fiesta in the town of Tordesillas went ahead today, despite a legal battle in which even the central government had got...

Spain’s government takes action to stop controversial fiesta where bull is stabbed with spikes and hooks

The Spanish government has called on the public prosecutor’s office to take action in a bid to stop the controversial Toro de la Vega...

Three die after bull running injuries sustained in different fiestas across Spain’s Valencia region

THREE men have died in 24 hours from wounds suffered during different bull-running festivals in eastern Spain. All three were unjured during traditional bous al...

Outrage over ‘horror’ video showing bull suffering during fiesta in Albarracin, northeastern Spain

Each summer in towns and villages across Spain, fiestas take place involving local townsfolk, many focusing on bullfighting activities. But the latest video to provoke...

Ole! Meet the 20-year-old female matador forging her way in a macho world as Spain turns it back on...

THERE are few spheres left in the modern world that remain predominantly the realm of men, but one of the last vestiges of machismo...

ANALYSIS: The beastly dilemma of animal rights in Spain

A new draft bill triggers fears of an animal farm scenario among the far right, writes Heather Galloway.

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