Pernod Ricard Ends Bullfighting Sponsorship

After hearing from PETA, PETA France, and other animal rights groups, Pernod Ricard—which owns over 90 wine and spirits brands, including Absolut Vodka, Malibu, and Ballantine’s—ended its financial support of the Union of Paul Ricard Bullfighting Clubs, the largest bullfighting organization in the world.

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