Minors no longer allowed in bullfights in EcuadorMonday, April 16th 2018
Ecuador has banned children from assisting in bullfights. Until now the entrance of children up to 16 years old to this type of bloody spectacles was forbidden. The age limit to bullfights has now been raised from 16 to 18 years old. With this decision Ecuador follows the request from the United Nations to keep children away from the violence of bullfights.
Protest against EU subsidies to bullfighting in The HagueTuesday, April 10th 2018
On Wednesday April 4 CAS International protested against the European subsidies that end up in the bullfighting sector. The protest took place in The Hague, in front of the Dutch Parliament. Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Anja Hazekamp (Partij voor de Dieren), member of Dutch Parliament Femke Merel Arissen (Partij voor de Dieren), and Dutch author Yvonne Kroonenberg joined the protest and gave speeches about the European subsidies.
For now no more traditional bullfights in Balearic IslandsWednesday, March 28th 2018
For now no more traditional bullfights will take place in the Balearic Islands, Spain. The Spanish government intended to stop the plans of the Parliament of the Balearic Islands, but this failed. The law that makes it impossible to hold traditional bullfights in the Balearic Islands is valid once again. CAS International worked, together with other organizations, to achieve this goal in the Balearic Islands.
Sign petition against European subsidies to bullfightingThursday, February 22nd 2018
Bullfights are either prohibited in most countries in the European Union, or do not take place any longer. Three countries of the European Union do have bullfights. Spain and Portugal hold bullfights and have no prohibition at all. In France bullfights are prohibited in general, but many municipalities in the south of the country do host bullfights. These communities are exempted from the law due to the cultural history of bullfighting in this region.
United Nations: No children to bullfights in SpainMonday, February 12nd 2018
The Committee on the Rights of the Child of the United Nations requests Spain to keep children and young people aged under 18 away from the violence of bullfights. Bullfighting is in violation of the Convention of Children 's Rights. Colombia, Ecuador, France, Mexico, Portugal and Peru already received a similar request from the Committee on the Rights of the Child.