Together we can Ban Bullfighting! – Giving U™
January 1, 2010 – Sevilla, Spain
Cruelty, not Culture
Bullfighting traces its roots to prehistoric bull worship and sacrifice. It is a traditional spectacle where one or more bulls are ritually killed in a bullring as a public spectacle. During or after every (typical) bullfight, at least six bulls are killed. Every year, more than 250,000 bulls and cows are tortured and killed worldwide during bullfights and similar events. Also during fiestas (‘village festivals’), tens of thousands of bulls and other animals are severely maltreated. Bullfighting is one of the most cruel forms of animal abuse, as the animals are killed slowly to prolong the performance for the spectators.
View a video of the torture (Warning: This may be difficult to watch)
An International “Sport”
While bullfighting originated in the Iberian peninsula, it occurs in cities all around the world, including France, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the USA and Venezuela.
Each country offers its own variation. For instance, in Portugal it is illegal to kill a bull in the arena, although after the “fight,” the bull is usually killed away from the audience’s sight by a professional butcher.
Efforts to introduce bullfighting to China failed several years ago, however new plans are underway to build a new bullfighting stadium situated by the Great Wall. As a tourist attraction, the new stadium is set to open in 2010 with several exhibitions and 16 bullfights are scheduled in 2011.
The Bull Stops Here!
GoErinGo is featuring CAS International as our January Hot Org and making a $100 donation to the organization. CAS International (Comité Anti Stierenvechten) is the biggest organization in the world working exclusively for the abolition of bullfighting and cruel fiestas (festivals) during which bulls and other animals are tortured.
In addition, CAS International has created a list of:
This entry was posted on Friday, January 1st, 2010 and is filed under Hot Orgs.