General Information, Bullfighting is Violence 2017

About us

"Tauromaquia is Violence" is a campaign promoted by 17 organisations in order to bring about the abolition of all types of bullfighting. We have joined forces to hold a large demonstration on May 13 in Madrid.

The organisations backing this project are:

Why this demonstration?

On 11 May the Feria de San Isidro (Fair of St. Isidore) begins in Madrid: 27 bullfights, 3 novilladas (featuring smaller bulls), and 4 festejos de rejones, or mounted bullfights, which will entail the torture and death of at least 204 animals. Over the course of 2016, some 20,000 bulls were killed in Spain, if we account for those that fought in its 1,736 bullring events and 16,383 popular festivities.

In addition, as we have seen over the last few years, the two habitual resources used by defenders of bullfighting are violence and lies.

On May 13 in Madrid we must speak out, loudly, that we do not want to continue tolerating and subsidising the torture of these animals.

We look forward to seeing you there. Bullfighting is Violence.