Matadors around the world kill thousands of bulls every year. Bullfighting isn’t a sport, art, or tradition: It’s a cowardly display of cruelty. In honor of International Women’s Day (March 8), PETA is celebrating seven Latinas who have stood up to the cruel and corrupt bullfighting industry:
Passionate animal and women’s rights activist Sofía Sisniega starred in this campaign urging everyone to help end this deadly spectacle and never buy tickets to a bullfighting event.
Patricia De León
Actor and Miss Panama 1995 Patricia De León starred in this campaign calling for compassion for bulls and an end to bullfighting.
Mexican lifestyle influencer Liz Alexa collaborated with PETA to create a video describing the torment and suffering that bulls endure in bullfights.
Mexican actor and singer Dulce María has starred in several powerful campaigns for PETA, including one against bullfighting.
María Celeste Arrarás
“I wouldn’t be caught dead at a bullfight.” María Celeste Arrarás is the host of DocuFilms on CNN en Español and never shies away from speaking out against exploiting animals for entertainment.
Star of La reina soy yo Michelle Renaud knows that bullfighting is cruelty, not culture, and a “tradition” that deserves to die.
Colombian senator and animal rights activist Andrea Padilla received the Woman Defender of Animals award from PETA Latino in 2021 in recognition of her legislative victories for animals in Bogotá, including a restriction that effectively stopped bullfighting in the city for several years. She recently led the passage of a bill that would prohibit bullfighting in Colombia through the Senate, and it’s now awaiting a vote in the Chamber of Representatives.
How You Can Help Bulls
If you’re feeling inspired by these remarkable Latinas, please pledge never to attend a bullfight or purchase tickets to any show that uses live animals in any way and help put an end to bullfighting: