STA Travel asked to stop suggesting bullring visit

17 Jan

UK travel company, STA Travel, is being urged to stop suggesting that tourists “take in a bullfight” while on holidays.

The company, which also organises trips to the cruel Pamplona bullrun, tells holidaymakers that they have the option of taking in a bullfight in Madrid. “Check out a bull fight one evening,” it suggests.

In an appeal to STA Travel, ICABS highlighted the animal cruelty involved in bullfighting and bullrunning. We also pointed out that ABTA guidelines on animal welfare, bullfighting, bullrunning and other forms of animal exploitation are considered “unacceptable practices” (Source: ABTA Animal Welfare Guidelines).

“To comply with ABTA guidelines, we appeal to STA Travel to please stop organising trips to the Pamplona bullrun, encouraging people to attend bull fights and, in a recent post, publicising cockfighting and camel wrestling,” we stated in our correspondence to the company.

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Bullfighting and bullrunning references on STA Travel website:

http://www.statravel.co.uk/tours-and-treks/Europe/Moorish-Spain-26-ESMS
This morning we visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Toledo. Return at your leisure to Madrid with option to visit Museums, or take in a Flemenco show or Bull fight.

http://www.statravel.co.uk/tours-and-treks/Europe/Pamplona-Closing-Week-%28Start/End-London%29-3-CCPCMM09
Be part of the legendary Running of the Bulls on our 6 day Pamplona experience including closing celebrations…You can take it up a level tonight, there’s loads of fun at the campsite or stick around town at a local spot or see a bull fight as the shuttle service runs late into the night.

http://www.statravel.co.uk/tours-and-treks/Europe/Pamplona-&-Bilbao-BBK-Live-%28Hotel%29-3-BBPKAM09
The legendary Running of the Bulls in Pamplona…Maybe check out a bull fight one evening

https://www.statravel.co.uk/tours-and-treks/Europe/Pamplona—Camping-34-BFI
It’s up early for the shuttle to Pamplona as the first Bull Run will commence at 8am

http://www.statravel.co.uk/tours-and-treks/Europe/Pamplona-Hostel—Opening-Ceremony-34-BF5
Super early morning transfer to Pamps so you can get your place trackside for the morning’s bull run. The run starts at 8am, but you need to claim your viewing space early. If interested in running, you need to be at the start at least one hour before.

http://www.statravel.co.uk/tours-and-treks/Europe/Pamplona-Camping—from-London-34-BFH
7 July It’s up early for the shuttle to Pamplona as the first bull run will commence at 8am!… 8 July Head back to Pamplona for another Bull Run. Perhaps this time you might want to run, or watch from inside the bullring (Plaza de Toros) so you can view the shenanigans at the end of the race.

http://www.statravel.co.uk/tours-and-treks/Europe/Pamplona-Middle-Week-%28Start/End-Pamplona%29-3-CCPMPMM09
Be part of the legendary Running of the Bulls on our 4 day Pamplona experience. Every year over 350,000 flock to Pamplona, a sleepy fortress town in Spain to be part of this centuries old festival. Get ready for action as you don your red & whites (if you dare) & literally, run with the bulls!

http://www.statravel.co.uk/tours-and-treks/Europe/Pamplona-Closing-Week-%28Start/End-Pamplona%29-3-CCCPMM09
Be part of the legendary Running of the Bulls on our 5 day Pamplona experience including closing celebrations…stick around town at a local spot or see a bull fight

http://www.statravel.co.uk/tours-and-treks/Europe/Pamplona-Hostel—San-Sebastian-34-FE1
We’ll get you right at the centre of the Running of the Bulls spectacular and the madness that is Pamplona with a chance to chill out on some of the best beaches of the Basque country. Ideal!… 13 July Super early morning transfer to Pamps so you can get your place trackside for the morning’s bull run.

http://www.statravel.co.uk/tours-and-treks/Europe/Running-of-the-Bulls-23-ESRB
Running of the Bulls

http://www.statravel.co.uk/tours-and-treks/Europe/Pamplona-Opening-Week-%28Start/End-London%29-3-CCPOMM09
Be part of the legendary Running of the Bulls on our 7 day Pamplona experience

http://www.statravel.co.uk/tours-and-treks/Europe/Pamplona-Opening-Week-%28Start/End-Pamplona%29-3-CCOPM09
Be part of the legendary Running of the Bulls on our 5 day Pamplona experience

http://www.statravel.co.uk/tours-and-treks/Europe/Pamplona-&-Bilbao-BBK-Live-%28Start/End-London%29-3-CCPALMM09
Experience two of Europe’s most famous festivals in one big tour – the legendary Running of the Bulls in Pamplona …

http://www.statravel.co.uk/travel-blog/2014/01/14-bizarre-world-festivals-for-your-diary-in-2014/
There’s bull fighting in Spain and cockfighting in Italy, but in Turkey it’s all about camel wrestling. Each year camels are paraded through the streets by their owners, each man claiming that their camel is the most badass. For the main event, two male camels fight it out to impress a nearby female camel on heat, by leaning on each other to push the other one down. Spectators are advised to watch out for flying saliva and urine…nice.

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