They call it tradition. We call it animal cruelty.

Up to 60,000 animals a year are abused and killed during festivals and arenas in Spain, in the name of entertainment, simply because it is "tradition". Help us lobby Spain's political leaders to stop this cruel practice.

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04 February 2016
Since 2005, in partnership with Asociatia Milioane de Prieteni, your support has freed 87 bears from illegal captivity and delivered them to the World Animal Protection funded sanctuary near Zarnesti in central Romania. Now we have approximately 10 more to go.