Thousands Fill City Square to Call for an End to All Bullfighting
In a historic demonstration, supporters of the Animalist Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (known by its Spanish abbreviation, PACMA) and more than 60 other Spanish and international organisations filled Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square as part of “Misión Abolición”, calling for the abolition of bullfighting.
Thousands of people wearing green bandanas, including Spanish celebrities, marched to the square in Madrid – a city once famous for bullfighting – to chant and demand change. According to the Spanish Ministry of Culture’s data, 90.5 per cent of the population doesn’t attend a bullfight once a year or more, andfd a Gallop survey found that 76 per cent has no interest in them at all – rising to 93 per cent among 16- to 24-year-oldshat while Spain has many cultural traditions to be proud of, bullfighting is certainly not one of them. The marchers in the Puerta del Sol represented the compassionate Spanish majority.
You Can Help
Every year, thousands of bulls endure a bloody death in bullrings across Spain. Their deaths are slow and painful: bullfighters on horseback and on foot drive lances and barbed sticks into their backs before stabbing them with a sword or dagger.
It’s time for the Spanish government to step up and protect animals. Please sign our petition to the Prime Minister calling for a national ban on bullfights and bull runs.