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Successes of the Network

Organizations of Network have achieved many successes, including:

General successes

  • The growing rejection of the cruelty of bullfighting by society, reflected in each and every one of the surveys conducted in the bullfighting countries. According to a poll conducted by newspaper Reforma Diaro (2022), 73% of Mexicans consider bullfighting to be animal cruelty. A poll conducted by Datexco (2022) shows that 85% of Colombians agree with a ban on bullfighting. In France, a survey conducted by IFOP (2022) got 87 % against bullfighting. And eight out of ten Spaniards oppose to it as well, according to a survey by the BBVA Foundation (2022).
  • In the eight countries, the number of bullfights is decreasing. For example, in France, they decreased by 40% over the past 20 years. In Spain they decreased by 58% since 2007 and in Ecuador by 65% in the last 11 years.
  • Bullfighting is a point of discussion in all bullfighting countries, both in society and in politics.
  • Prohibition of bullfighting in Catalonia, Spain. After the Spanish government repealed the ban, no more bullfights took place in Catalonia since 2011.
  • Prohibition in several states, for example these Mexican states have already prohibited bullfighting: Coahuila, Sonora, Guerrero, Quintana Roo and Sinaloa.
  • 155 municipalities worldwide have declared themselves against bullfighting.


  • The United Nations have asked Portugal, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, France, Ecuador and Spain to keep minors away of the violence of bullfighting.
  • Ecuador prohibited the attendance of minors under 18 to bullfights.
  • Several states in Venezuela have prohibited the entrance of children to bullfights (16 or 12 years old).
  • Galicia (Spain) prohibited that children under 12 have entrance to bullfights.


  • The European Parliament voted in favor of a prohibition of the subsidization of bullfighting with European funding.
  • In more and more Spanish municipalities the subsidies to bullfights and bullfighting schools are canceled. These funds now go to Education and Health Care.


  • Several companies, insurance providers and banks ended the sponsoring and promotion of bullfighting, like Mercedes-Benz France, Pernod Ricard, Novotel, Banque de Suez, Crédit Agricole and Groupama.
  • Shannon Airport in Ireland removes a reference to bullfighting from its website.
  • The prestigious British travel association ABTA has called on companies like STA Travel to stop organizing trips to the Pamplona bullruns and to end promotion of bullfights among tourists.
  • Travel agencies from the Netherlands and Belgium stopped selling travels that include excursion to bullfights.

Export of bullfights and feasts with bulls

  • It was prevented that bullfights would be exported to China, the United Arabian Emirates, Costa Rica and Algeria.
  • Furthermore, the Pamplona bull run was prevented from being exported to Saudi Arabia, the United States and Costa Rica.