Bulls

Running Into Trouble: Can the Spanish Be Proud of Their 'Bull' Culture Without Being Barbaric?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Mansbridge

People of Spain: Say no to these embarrassingly un-macho and old-fashioned barbaric practices. We'll do all we can at this end to support you and bring the focus back to all the magical and positive parts of your endearing culture.

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.

Two Brits Gored At Pamplona Bull Festival (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK

Two Britons have been gored by a bull during the running of the bulls festival in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona. The two were amongst the t...

Pamplona: Where Bulls Are Run to Their Deaths

Abi Izzard | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Politics
Abi Izzard

In 2006 and 2007, I ran naked through the streets of Pamplona to draw attention to the suffering of bulls used in this festival. I saw for myself how cruelly people treated the bulls, and although the streets were crowded with members of the media, there was hardly any coverage of the ugly truth behind the sound bites. The 30-second snippets never show the bulls as they are whipped and goaded to get them to race out of their holding pens. Pamplona's narrow cobblestone streets are slippery and slick with spilled beer, and the bulls frequently lose their footing and fall, breaking their horns and bones and sustaining cuts and bruises, and drunken revellers hit them with sticks and rolled-up newspapers.

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. ...