The League Against Cruel Sports campaigns to stop bullfighting and all other cruel fiesta events involving animals, such as the Pamplona Bull Run and the Toro del Fuego.
Bullfighting takes place in a relatively small number of countries across the world including Spain, Portugal, France, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador and the USA. A much higher number of countries have banned bullfighting by law. These countries include Argentina, Canada, Cuba, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Last year the autonomous region of Catalonia in Spain became the latest region to ban bullfighting by law. A motion banning the cruel sport was passed in the Catalonian Parliament by 68 votes to 55, following the submission of a petition signed by 180,000 Catalan citizens.