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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.

Man gored in the face during bullrunning fiesta in Spain’s Castellon

A 36-YEAR-OLD man has been seriously injured after being gored in the first bullfighting weekend since the start of the pandemic in the town...

BULLS OFF THE MENU: Spain’s €400 ‘culture vulture’ voucher for 18-year-olds will exclude bullfights

A ROW has broken out after it was revealed a €400 ‘gift voucher’ birthday present to 18-year-olds to spend on ‘cultural’ activities will not...

Let us entertain you: Spain’s dwarf bullfighters prepare battle against ban on ‘degrading spectacle’

DRESSED in gaudy clothes and a face full of make-up, they dart about the ring leaping out of the path of a charging bull...

Bullfights banned in Spain’s northern city of Gijon over ‘offensive’ naming of bulls

GIJON in northern Spain’s Asturias region has become the latest city in Spain to ban bullfighting after a row over the names of the...

Outrage after escaped bull rammed to death by car during town fiesta in central Spain

ANIMAL rights groups have expressed outrage after a bull was mowed down by cars after escaping from a bullring during a fiesta in central...

Bullfight organisers fined €3,000 in Spain’s Valencia over escaped bull that was shot dead by police

THE tragic case of a bull that escaped from the bullring in Algemesi (Valencia) two years ago and was shot dead by the Local...

Animal welfare activists demand cancellation of Spain’s Cordoba bullfighting festival

ANIMAL rights party PACMA (El Partido Animalista Contra el Maltrato Animal) has demanded that the Junta cancel the Cordoba bullfighting show, scheduled for the...

Andalucian government enforces social distancing measures at bullfights

By Shay Conaghan CROWDS have been subjected to new coronavirus measures at bullrings after huge backlash from the public for not following original rules. The spokesman...

Bullfighting to return to Spain’s Andalucia from June 21, with 50% of spectators allowed

BULLFIGHTING will return to Andalucia from next week, with 50% of spectators allowed in bullrings, it has been announced.

Bullfighters ask Spanish Government for €700 million to help save the ‘sport’ amid the coronavirus crisis

BULLFIGHTERS have asked the Government for €700 million to help save the ‘sport’.

Bullring in Spain’s Andalucia offers bullfighting workshops to children THIS WEEKEND

Only 29% of the population support bullfighting, and three quarters of the population have not attended a fight in the past five years

Spain’s Marbella launches €1 million bullring revamp amid fears bullfighting could return

The local government announced plans to renovate the bullring in December last year.

Fascist song played at first bullfight in Spain’s Mallorca since 2017 ban, while hundreds protest

The Government is now investigating whether playing the song on the arena PA system is a violation of Democratic Memory Law

PICTURED: Grisly fate of Pamplona bulls during Spain’s famous San Fermin festival

THE grisly fate of the bulls at this year’s San Fermin festival in Pamplona have been revealed. Each day of the iconic fiesta sees the...

WATCH: Shocking moment bullring volunteer in Spain gored to death in front of 2,000 fans as bull ran back...

He was already unconscious when help reached him, and had been struck several times by the bull

WATCH: Matador in Spain flung in air by bull and gored in buttocks before being rushed to hospital for...

The 532-kilo bull that attacked the dad-of-two, was named Declamador

PROTEST WITH NO BULL: Why new year is the perfect time to campaign for change on the Costa del...

It’s new year, new me in more than one way as Giles Brown heads to his first ever protest

Protesters SLAM €1 million relaunch of bullfighting in Marbella as petition reaches 80,000

HUNDREDS are set to protest against the planned €1 million relaunch of bullfighting in Marbella next week. Campaigners will take the streets on January 12...

Bullfighting ‘returning to Marbella’ despite being BANNED three years ago

Local businesses have until the end of the year to back the plans

WATCH: Bull breaks legs and drags itself along floor after being forced to jump from van in Spanish festival

As the bull smacks down onto the concrete its two back legs snap instantly and the large animal then drags itself helplessly along the street

Podemos calls for referendum on bullfighting in Spain

Iglesias said he wanted to ‘democratise’ discussions about the future of bullfighting, but did not comment on other events using bulls, such as those in Pamplona’s San Fermín festival.

The beef about The Story of Ferdinand – Spain’s most controversial children’s book

Franco banned it, Hitler burnt it and Gandhi loved it. How a loveable Spanish toro in a children’s book has raised hackles all over the world

Spain ‘will consider’ banning children from bullfights after UN voices concerns of ‘exposing kids to extreme violence’

THE UN has called for a ban on children witnessing bullfights in Spain and attending bullfighting schools.  The Committee on the Rights of the Child...

Load of bull

BULLFIGHTERS can kill again on Mallorca. It comes after the constitutional court suspended the Balearic law against the mistreatment of animals, which was approved last...

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