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Cruel Or Cultural? France Cuts Bullfighting From Heritage List

(ANIMAL NEWS/BULLFIGHTING) While many consider bullfighting a Spanish tradition, similar events called "La Corrida" are also quite popular throughout southern France. However, thanks to pressure from animal activists, France has finally removed the blood sport from its cultural heritage list. Although some maintain the ruling will have no impact on bullfighting in France, activists believe the country is one step closer to the end of the barbaric tradition. Read on to learn more about France's decision and share your thoughts in the comments below. -- Global Animal

Bullfighting Returns To Spanish Television

(ANIMAL ABUSE) SPAIN — Bullfighting, a Spanish tradition, will return to public TV after being absent on the air for the last six years. Animal rights activists and even many Spaniards themselves are outraged over the act, especially as children will now be able to view the violent and abusive festivals. This is yet another unfortunate setback in bullfighting and animal welfare. Read on to see why bullfighting originally left television years ago and the toll it might take on these poor animals. — Global Animal 

Activists Bully French Food Banks for Taking Bullfighting Meat

(ANIMAL RIGHTS) French food banks are receiving harsh criticism from displeased animal rights supporters after receiving meat from bulls killed in bullfights. Activists such as Thierry Hely, spokesman for France's FLAC anti-bullfighting association, condemn the food banks acceptance of the meat, which came from "particularly revolting suffering." This argument over meat allotment should not overshadow the underlying matter: bullfighting. This inhumane and despicable form of entertainment inflicts suffering on the animals involved and should be put to an end. Read on to learn more about this recent controversy. — Global Animal

Barbaric Bullfighting Bankrolled

(ANIMAL ABUSE) SPAIN — Despite one region of Spain deciding to abolish bullfighting within the last year, another much smaller town in Spain is actually funding the inhumane act. The residents of Guijo de Galisteo took a vote last weekend, asking the mayor to spend €10,000 on bullfighting rather than creating jobs for the already poverty-stricken, largely unemployed region. While awareness about the inhumane practice of bullfighting has increased, it still no doubt lives on. Read on to uncover the staggering numbers voting in favor of bullfighting. — Global Animal

Spanish Broadcaster Yanks Bullfighting From TV

January 12, 2011, MADRID – One of Spain’s major broadcasters, RTVE, declared that it will no longer broadcast bullfights, stating that it does not want to expose children to violence against animals.

What Bull: Spain’s Opposition Party Trying To Revoke Bullfighting Ban

MADRID- Although bullfighting was recently banned in the Catalonia region, some politicians want the bloody spectacle to return and revoke Catalonia's epic success. Cruelty is 'culture'? That's B.S...

Why Every Day Needs To Be World Animal Day

(ANIMAL NEWS/WILDLIFE CONSERVATION) Today, October 4 is World Animal Day! Founded in 1925 by German writer Heinrich Zimmermann, the international day of action for animal rights and welfare appropriately takes place on the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. In many parts of the world, animals are still seen as objects rather than sentient beings. But World Animal Day aims to change these views by celebrating the important role animals play in our lives and how humans should coexist with nature. Read on to learn more about the history behind World Animal Day and its mission to make the world a better place for all animals. -- Global Animal

A Bull Is Released Into Arena Of Students

(AMAZING ANIMAL VIDEOS/BULLFIGHTING) In the video above, a teacher experiments by letting a bull run loose in an enclosed area full of students. The group of around 40 students are arranged into three rows and stand completely still. But instead of charging, the young bull races around the ring without striking anyone. The potentially dangerous event was organized to show that if a bull is not attacked or provoked, the animal will not attack, demonstrating how bulls charge at movement, not color. Take a look at this incredible footage. -- Global Animal

Caught On Tape: Raging Bull Charges Crowd At Peru Bullfight

(ANIMAL NEWS/BULLFIGHTING) Bullfighting spectators in Peru were sent running to safety over the weekend after a bull unexpectedly jumped the barricades and charged at them. While bullfighters attempted to lasso the bull, things took a turn for the worse when fans began provoking the animal by tossing beer and other objects into the bullring. The one-tonne bull reacted by jumping the security barrier, storming headfirst into the stands. -- Global Animal
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Mexico City’s Animal Ban Makes Circus Performers Flip

(ANIMAL NEWS/CIRCUSES) MEXICO — On Monday, Mexico City became the latest to ban the use of animals in circuses. Passing without opposition, the ban was approved by a 41-0 vote by the local assembly, with 11 abstentions. Circuses will have one year to remove all animals from their acts before the ban goes into effect, carrying fines between $45,000 and $60,000. — Global Animal
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Revenge Of The Bulls: Matadors See Red

(BULLS/BULLFIGHTING) On Tuesday, two bulls struck back against the matadors during a bullfight at the San Isidro Festival in Madrid, Spain. Forced to participate in this archaic tradition, the bulls wounded three of the competing matadors. Four more bulls were scheduled to fight that day, but due to the matadors' injuries the bullfight was suspended for the first time in 35 years. Continue reading to learn more about what happened during Madrid's bloody tradition. — Global Animal
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Is Animal Planet’s Scripted Reality Hurting Animals?

(TV/ANIMAL CRUELTY) News magazine Mother Jones conducted an investigation on Animal Planet’s Call of the Wildman, which uncovered a number of staged situations that put animals’ lives at risk. Call of the Wildman follows a wildlife rescuer nicknamed “Turtleman,” who supposedly gets called to retrieve pesky animals from homes and businesses. However, the recent investigation shows these animals are sometimes caught prior to taping, kept in poor conditions, and even drugged at times. View the video clip and visit the link below for more on Call of the Wildman's blatant animal welfare violations. — Global Animal

A Cause Without Borders: Fighting For Animals In Mexico

(ANIMAL RIGHTS) MEXICO — Stray cats and dogs, bullfighting, and circus animal abuse are animal welfare issues that are important to animal lovers everywhere, including the Mexican city of Torreon. The residents of Torreon live among perpetual violence brought upon by the drug war. Still, citizens have organized to help promote animal rights and welfare issues, serving as reminders of what is possible with solidarity. Read on to learn more about animal activism in Torreon, Mexico and see how you can get involved. — Global Animal

Spain Clings To Tragic Tradition

(ANIMAL CRUELTY/BULLFIGHTING) MADRID — There are plenty of reasons to love Spain. Spanish bullfighting however, is not one of them. Unlike Catalonia, which banned bullfighting a few years back, the government in Madrid has yet to follow suit. Now Madrid has decided to grant the cruel spectacle of bullfighting protected status and make it feasible to allow public funds to promote and protect this “cultural” event. So as Spain continues to allocate public funding for an event the majority of its citizens don’t support and every reasonable human being detests, the country's youth continues their slog through a jobless quagmire. Read on to learn more about the bill and don't forget to sign the petition to stop bullfighting once and for all! — Global Animal