AN ANIMAL rights group has launched a new campaign to end the use of calves in bullfights across Spain and has asked the public to help map the practice.
The Party against Animal Mistreatment (PACMA) has launched a petition calling for the end of the use of calves in El Espinar, Segovia Province. The town is one of hundreds across Spain which uses young cows in so-called ‘becerradas’ fights, according to the activists.
“Small calves, some just a few months old, no bigger than a mastiff and who have not even grown their horns are stabbed to death in a macabre ritual of blood and torture,” PACMA said.
🚫🐂 ¡PACMA, a por la becerrada de #ElEspinar!
Los medios de comunicación se hacen eco de la presentación de nuestra campaña para prohibir las becerradas en España.
— PACMA (@PartidoPACMA) July 4, 2019
The group said it would not be satisfied until the use of calves, some a few months old, is outlawed. It comes as the town is set to stage a bullfight featuring calves on Thursday July 25.
PACMA has also called for people to help it create a ‘map of shame’ showing the towns which still use calves in bullfights.