Historic victory in the fight against cruel bull festival
For 11 years, PACMA has been fighting against the Toro de la Vega festival, an event where hundreds of men chase after a bull and then kill it with lances. Last year, Party for the Animals MEP Anja Hazekamp demonstrated together with PACMA in the streets of Madrid, followed by one hundred thousand people who believed that this cruel popular entertainment was unjustifiable and had to stop.
The years-long fight has now led to the regional authorities deciding not to grant a permit for the cruel festival this year. This year is the first time that the police will not act against the protest, but that they will be there to prevent the bull from being killed.
A historic victory for PACMA, and again one step closer to a Spain where animals are not chased, injured or killed for entertainment during festivals or bull fights.