Balearians have been quite cunning with this one. On Monday 24th July 2014 the Parliament of the Balearic Islands, a devolved
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?
The bulls later face certain death in afternoon bullfights
A 35-year-old Briton is among six people who were gored in a running of the bulls at Pamplona’s San Fermin festival. Those
A video has captured scenes of unfolding carnage as an annual running of the bulls event went wrong on the streets of Cusco
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.
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 Britons have been gored by a bull during the running of the bulls festival in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona. The
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.
Politicians in Mexico are due to vote on whether to ban bullfighting in the country, which has a 500-year-old tradition of