Sue, A British Animal Lover on Mothering in Spain

November 1, 2019

More Cultural Clashes –

It’s hard to fight old traditions, especially if they are as deeply-rooted as toros (bullfights) in Spain. No one knows better about this than our guest from episode two: Sue, a British animal-lover raising her children in Spain.

Needless to say, she is completely against bullfighting and sometimes struggles when transmitting these values to her children. After all, they are half-Spanish and live in a country where toros are perceived as a cultural asset, not as torture.

“As a mum, I just say to them why we believe what we believe.” (Sue, 13:19)


Sue Ramiro-Ibañez is native of Newcastle upon Tyne, in England. She was working as an RSPCA Inspector investigating animal cruelty when she met her husband in 2007. She moved to Spain in 2011 with her husband and two children. Today, she is busy putting her heart and soul into a new venture:


Sue, A British Animal Lover on Mothering in Spain
Sue Ramiro-Ibañez