Bullfighting

The Balearic Islands Ban Bullfighting, In A Very Clever Way

Jordi Casamitjana | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK
Jordi Casamitjana

Balearians have been quite cunning with this one. On Monday 24th July 2014 the Parliament of the Balearic Islands, a devolved nation within Spain in ...

Spanish Matador Dies After Being Gored In Chest By Bull During Fight

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK

A matador has died after being gored in the chest by a bull, becoming the second Spanish bullfighter to die in the bullring in the past year. Ivan Fan...

Bullfighting: The 'Art' of Killing and the Fallacy of Tradition

Matthew Armstrong | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK
Matthew Armstrong

This is something that we have the power to change, and must change - for the scourge of bullfighting is a black mark against civilisation and a betrayal of those that are most deserving of our compassion. It is time that the disingenuous cries of culture are finally drowned out by the resounding voice of reason and morality.

Never a Fair Fight

Eduardo Goncalves | Posted 15.07.2017 | UK
Eduardo Goncalves

This week the death of matador Victor Barrio in Spain has cast a spotlight on the so called 'sport' of bullfighting. Mr Barrio's death has provoked reaction and opinion across both media headlines and social media alike, raising the ultimate question - Does bullfighting even belong in a civilised 21st century or should it be consigned to the history books once and for all?

Bullfighting Festival Leaves Eight People Injured

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Eight people have been injured on the first day of a controversial bullfighting festival in Peru. The popular Toro C...

Video Footage Captures Horror At Running Of The Bulls Event

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK

A video has captured scenes of unfolding carnage as an annual running of the bulls event went wrong on the streets of Cusco, Peru. Onlookers can be...

Bullfighting in Spain: Still in the Political Arena

Lucy Bell | Posted 18.12.2016 | UK
Lucy Bell

Debates surrounding bullfighting are inextricably linked with the territorial and political reality of a nation-state comprised of seventeen autonomous regions, and the personal and ideological idiosyncrasies of 8,000 mayors.

Animal Rights Groups Are One Step Closer To Ending 'Barbaric' Bullfighting

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK

Animal rights campaigners are rejoicing after the European Parliament voted on Wednesday to end EU subsidies for farmers who raise bulls to fight in a...

Video Captures 'Gratuitous Animal Cruelty' At Spanish Festival

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT A video captured by Humane Society International (HSI) shows the brutal killing of a bull in Spain at controversial festiv...

Watch This Brave Woman Jump Into Bullfighting Ring To Comfort Dying Animal

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

An animal rights activist bravely jumped into a bullfighting ring in Spain to comfort and shield a dying bull from the matador's sword. Virginia Ru...

Furious Ricky Gervais Sides With Bull That Gored Matador To Death In Spain

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

A matador has been gored to death by a bull after taking part in an annual summer festival in Spain, sparking a furious outcry from ardent animal righ...

Graphic Photos Show Horrific Moment Bull Plunges Horn Into Fighter's Neck

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK

Shocking photos show the horrific moment Matador Lorenzo Sanchez almost lost his fight with a bloodied bull at Madrid's Las Ventas bullring on Sunday....

Animals Given The Same Rights As Humans In Spanish Town

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK

A Spanish town has become the first in the world to give human rights to animals. In the town of Trigueros del Valle, which has a population of jus...

A Matador Learnt Just What Happens When The Bull Fights Back

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

A matador had to have a testicle removed after he was struck by a bull's horn during a bullfight. Marco Galan was taunting the bull in Spain's larg...

Why Should Our Taxes Pay to Keep Bullfights Open?

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

I have lost count of the number of times that I've heard the Labour Party say "Of course the EU needs reform..." but when they have the chance to vote for even the mildest of reforms, they do the opposite.

Culture Is Never an Excuse for Animal Cruelty

Mark Jones | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Jones

Bullfighting -- a horrible spectacle of animal abuse that ends in the slow and tortuous death of an animal provoked and repeatedly gored with knives and swords -- is justly in decline. The torment and death of animals for amusement can never be acceptable.

Pictures Of The Day: 2nd April 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

PHOTOS: Mexico Mulls Bullfight Ban

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK

Politicians in Mexico are due to vote on whether to ban bullfighting in the country, which has a 500-year-old tradition of the controversial sport. ...

Comeback For Matador Gored Through Face

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK

A matador who was gored through the face in a horrific bullfighting injury has made his comeback after less than six months. Juan Jose Padilla, 38,...

Ole! Dwarf Bullfighters Get In The Ring

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK

A troupe of dwarves and clowns donned Matador outfits to take part in bullfights across South America. Pint-sized actors Franklin Marcano and Gust...