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4/2012: 16,635 signatures sent to UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. Please continue to sign for this important cause if you have not already!
Goal: 30,000 Progress: 28,203
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Bullfighting is a traditional European and Latin American sport that involves bulls being baited by humans inside a ring, often resulting in death for the animal and severe injuries for the fighter. While many people still claim bullfighting is a cultural tradition or art form, the reality is that the event is cruel and violent.

Bullfighters do almost anything to taunt the bulls, including hitting them with spiked sticks and stabbing them with lances. The bulls are either killed in the ring or slaughtered after the fight.

This blood sport should not be considered art. Any activity in which an innocent animal suffers or dies in the name of entertainment shouldn't be practiced or promoted.

Write to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) — the organization promoting global peace and collaboration — asking them not to endorse bull fighting as part of cultural heritage.

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Dear UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova:

As a concerned animal advocate, I am writing to address the ongoing issue of bull fighting being accepted as a legitimate cultural tradition.

Although bullfighting is seen by many as cultural heritage dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries, I see it as nothing more than pure animal cruelty. The fact is, there are always injuries and casualties in bullfighting. The animal is almost always killed either during the event or after, and the bullfighter often sustains serious injuries.

I cannot see the purpose in an activity that leaves animals and humans bloodied and wounded. And there is simply no excuse for treating an innocent animal like a spectacle for human entertainment.

Please do not recognize bullfighting as a legitimate sport anywhere, regardless of tradition. It's plain cruelty and nothing more.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures


Apr 16, 2014 Johanna de Bruin
Apr 16, 2014 b.cecilia spedicato
Apr 15, 2014 Debbie Coggins
Apr 15, 2014 Mariana Caraca
Apr 14, 2014 Jacqueline Ballard
Apr 14, 2014 Pamela Schaming
Apr 14, 2014 Denise Saccone
Apr 14, 2014 Heather Brownlee
Apr 14, 2014 Judy Valeski
Apr 14, 2014 Svetlana Demireva
Apr 14, 2014 Cristiane Lazzarini Cortez ʚïɞ ¡¡¡ No podemos exigir q ames a los animales pero si q los respetes ... Amooo ;-) Guauuu !!! ʚïɞ
Apr 14, 2014 Mandy Kluijtmans
Apr 14, 2014 Monique Parisius
Apr 13, 2014 shirley riedhammer
Apr 13, 2014 Susan Gaida
Apr 13, 2014 игорь козлов
Apr 13, 2014 Betty Kowall
Apr 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 12, 2014 angela gulliver
Apr 12, 2014 CYNDI SALINAS
Apr 11, 2014 Lady's Adventure Time
Apr 11, 2014 Melissa Bostic
Apr 11, 2014 kathy curtsinger
Apr 11, 2014 margaret frest
Apr 11, 2014 Brenda Guerrero
Apr 11, 2014 Alice Rosenfeld
Apr 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2014 julie veneklasen
Apr 11, 2014 Salwah Koriya
Apr 11, 2014 Esther Nouwens
Apr 11, 2014 Tonya Howard
Apr 10, 2014 chris shaw
Apr 10, 2014 cindy stsfford
Apr 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 10, 2014 Samantha Busby The fact that this is considered art is just terrible. Perhaps you should strike this tradition away and instead make a more merciful one that doesn't involve torturing animals!
Apr 9, 2014 Bonny Gatchel
Apr 9, 2014 Katherine Holt
Apr 9, 2014 siouxsie de vroome
Apr 9, 2014 Lynne Campbell
Apr 9, 2014 Tia Srsa
Apr 8, 2014 Marion McCloskey
Apr 8, 2014 (Name not displayed) Stop this now!
Apr 8, 2014 Adrienne Kohut
Apr 8, 2014 chelsea campbell
Apr 8, 2014 Crystal McNeil
Apr 8, 2014 Annie Conway
Apr 8, 2014 kate Watson
Apr 8, 2014 Christina Kovacs
Apr 7, 2014 Shonda Carter
Apr 7, 2014 Clayton Barbeau, M.A., MFT I witnessed a bullfight when in Madrid. The bull was not fighting, he was trying to escape torture.

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