Bullfighting: a blood sport
During the fight the bull is tormented, weakened and brought to its knees by a variety of spears, spikes and daggers.
Considered an "art form" by its dwindling number of supporters, bullfighting takes place in several European countries and parts of Latin America. Never attend a bullfight or any other attraction which neglects animal welfare.
The bears are owned by Kalanders – traditional bear owners –who are paid by the landlords to bring the bears to fight.
A savage blood sport
Imagine a bear, tethered to a post, set upon by up to four frenzied dogs. This is when the bear’s face and neck become vulnerable to the dogs’ teeth.
A bullish response
WSPA and member society ADDA are campaigning for a ban on bullfighting in the Spanish region of Catalonia. But because of the reputed cultural value of bullfighting, many Ministers of the European Parliament (MEPs) want to leave it up to national governments to decide on a ban.
Animal friendly travel
Animal circuses, bullfights, ‘swim with dolphin’ programes and poor welfare zoos are all examples of animal exploitation in the name of entertainment.
Ten More Ways You Can Help Animals
Educate family and friends about the animal welfare problems and safety concerns related to the private ownership of exotic animals.
Ten Ways You Can Help Animals
This problem is made worse by “factory-style dog-breeding facilities known as puppy mills, which put profit above the welfare of animals.