Thousands Of Protestors Charged The Streets Of Madrid Demanding The End Of Bullfighting

The Local Spain

Thousands of people charged the streets of Madrid on Saturday not to run with the bulls, as they do in nearby Pamplona every July, but to advocate for them.

The impassioned group of animal rights activists marched through Spain’s capital city demanding the long overdue end to what many call “the planet’s most blatant form of animal cruelty,” The Brandon Sun reported based on an Associated Press article.

ntd.tv

The barbaric blood “sport” of bullfighting pits, have matadors against bulls with the ultimate goal of killing the animals; preferably with a single stab through the heart.

syracuse.com

This past weekend’s protest coincided with the “annual day of San Isidro festivities” that include the highly controversial San Isidro Bullfighting Festival. According to Spain.info, the event sadly attracts some of the biggest names in bullfighting.

“It’s time for all of society to unite and say ‘enough,’” said spokesperson Laura Gonzalo who called for an immediate halt of bullfighting while animal advocates chanted “Torture is not culture” during the march.

Though confirmed as a part of Spain’s cultural heritage in 2013, protestors urged for amended legislation.

BBC

While Madrid’s Mayor Manuela Carmena has not yet banned bullfighting events, she has reportedly eliminated annual subsidies for their promotion.

As previously reported by WAN, the bullfighting tradition has drawn increasing controversy and protests around Spain in recent years, with demonstrators turning up and taking to Twitter to denounce what they feel is a brutal, anachronistic event.

Spain is one of eight countries where bullfighting is legal. Columbia, France, Portugal, Mexico, Venezuela, Peru and Ecuador also legally sanction bullfighting.

Approximately 250,000 bulls are killed each year as a result of bullfighting.

Help Us End Bullfighting Once And For All & Learn More HERE!

More on this topic

Popular stories

Breaking! SANParks Employee & 3 Others Arrested For Rhino Poaching In Kruger National Park

Four rhino poaching suspects were arrested over the weekend at Kruger National Park (KNP) in an intelligence driven operation. South African National Parks (SANParks) has...

Breaking! South Korean Court Rules Killing Dogs For Their Meat Is Now Illegal; Keep Pressure To End Dog Meat Trade Worldwide!

Photo from Humane Society Internation A South Korean court has reportedly ruled that the killing of dogs for meat is illegal. While the ruling doesn’t make...

L.A.’s Yulin Dog & Cat Meat Protest Draws Hundreds Of Animal Advocates

Friday morning animal advocates protesting the upcoming annual Yulin Dog Meat Festival gathered in front of the Chinese Consulates in Los Angeles as well...