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Pamplona's Running of the Bulls Is Cancelled

Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls Is Cancelled

The city of Pamplona in Spain has cancelled its annual “Running of the Bulls” event amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. The event, part of the week-long festival of San Fermín, was scheduled to take place...
Spain Now Has a Vegan Museum and Tapas Tour

Spain Now Has a Vegan Museum and Tapas Tour

The Prado Museum in Madrid now offers a vegan tour, which is followed by a glimpse of Spain's plant-based tapas in a local tavern. The "vegan look at Prado" tour highlights 15 animal-friendly pieces of...
Spain’s Government Just Made Its First-Ever Investment in Vegan Meat

Spain’s Government Just Made Its First-Ever Investment in Vegan Meat

For the first time ever, the Spanish government is investing in vegan meat. The government-backed NEOTEC technology fund is financing Barcelona-based startup Foods for Tomorrow, creator of the vegan meat brand Heura, with €250,000. NEOTEC...

Carl’s Jr. Just Launched Vegan Burgers In Europe

Carl's Jr. has launched vegan burgers in Europe. All 17 locations of the fast-food joint in Spain will now offer the vegan Moving Mountains burger. The chain already offers vegan Beyond Burgers in 21 locations...
Los Angeles Just Banned Wild Animals for Entertainment

Wild Animal Circuses Are Now Banned In Madrid

Madrid has banned wild animal circuses, acknowledging that the form of entertainment raises animal welfare concerns. The City Council of Madrid passed the landmark bill late last March, as reported by Efe: Verde. The European...
Vegan Spanish Meat Producer Expanding to 5,000 Locations

Spanish Company Develops Realistic Vegan Chicken

Spanish food manufacturer Foods For Tomorrow aims to change people's perception of plant-based meat with its signature vegan chicken, called Heura. Since its 2017 launch, Foods For Tomorrow has become a hit among Spanish residents looking...
Spain Upholds Ban on ‘Historic’ Bull Torture

Spain Upholds Ban on ‘Historic’ Bull Torture

Spain has upheld its ban of the torture of bulls for the Toro de la Vega, a medieval bull festival celebrated in the town of Tordesillas, in the province of Valladolid. The move has been...
The Ultimate Guide to the Best Vegan Restaurants in Ibiza

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Vegan Restaurants in Ibiza

World-famous Ibiza is one of the top holiday destinations in the whole of Europe, with millions of tourists descending on the Spanish island every year. In 2016, Ibiza Spotlight reported that a record-breaking 7.1...
Spain's Pork Consumption Has Environmentalists Concerned Over Massive Pig Population

Spain’s Pork Consumption Has Environmentalists Concerned Over Massive Pig Population

Spain's pigs outnumber its human population for the first time in the country's history, according to new figures released by the environmental ministry. The Guardian reports that there are now 50 million pigs in Spain destined...
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If Bullfighting Upsets You, Perhaps You Should Consider Leaving Meat Off Your Plate, Too

Bullfighting, a Spanish national tradition considered barbaric by many but held up as a national treasure by some, has long been a target of animal rights activism. The idea is simple, a picador (on...

Horse Drawn Carriages Banned as Mayor Declares Barcelona a “Friend to Animals”

Barcelona has banned horse-drawn carriages. The trade will be banned beginning in June 2018 with the only exception being days of traditional Spanish celebration like Los Tres Toms and the Feast of Sant Medir. After the...
José From Whatsapp Introduced Me to Barcelona's Ganja Smokers Association

José From Whatsapp Introduced Me to Barcelona’s Top Pot Club

“Hey man, you must be Niko,” said José, pulling up on his motorcycle. We were in a hip neighborhood just off the tourist strip of Barcelona. I’d only met José on WhatsApp a few days...

5 Tips on Surviving as a Vegan on Vacation In Spain (And Everywhere Else)

With a penchant for adding chorizo or jamón to every dish going, Spain is not often a country associated with veganism (chorizo ice cream, anyone?). With this in mind, it was with some trepidation that...