Bloody bull event ‘Toro de la Vega’ banned
The Spanish bull event Toro de La Vega, where a bull is chased by hundreds of people with lances and then killed, is not going ahead this year.
On Saturday Hazekamp travelled to Madrid, where again one hundred thousand people joined the massive protest against bull fighting.
The Dutch and Spanish Parties for the Animals led the way in the massive demonstration in Madrid against the annual bull killing last year. About one hundred thousand people attended the protest.
The Spanish State of Castile and León subsequently changed its law and is not giving permission for the Toro de La Vega this year, which normally takes place mid-September. The new law of the Spanish State prohibits the killing of bulls in the presence of spectators. “An important victory but the fight isn’t over yet”, said MEP Anja Hazekamp.
“It’s still permitted to chase the bulls without lances, just like all other bull fights where animals are cruelly tortured continue to be permitted. We will keep fighting until no bulls are killed or chased. These medieval practices have to be stop!”, according to Hazekamp.