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5/21/2014: For the first time in 35 years, a bullfight at Plaza de las Ventas, Madrid's premier bullring, was called off after all three fighters were gored in just one session. Amazingly, though the incident has sparked alarm around the world, it has done little to change Spain's apathetic attitude toward this gruesome sport. Sign below to tell Spain that brutal events like these do not go unnoticed!
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Bullfighting is a traditional European and Latin American sport that involves bulls being publicly baited, taunted, lanced and eventually stabbed to death by bullfighters inside a ring. Fights often result in severe injuries for the fighter, and always end in death for the animal. Despite its blatant cruelty and violence, the sport is considered by many to be a cultural tradition, and even an art form, and has thus evaded scrutiny in Spain.

In 2013, Spain's parliament bestowed “cultural heritage” status on bullfighting, making it nearly impossible for bans to be put in place. However, recent polls have shown that 75 percent of Spaniards have not attended a bullfight in the past five years, and that only 29 percent are in favor of it at all.

Any activity in which an animal suffers and dies in the name of entertainment ought to be considered inhumane. Such an outdated sport has no place in modern society.

Write to the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) — the organization promoting global peace and collaboration — asking them to encourage Spain not to endorse bullfighting as a cultural heritage practice and to see it for what it truly is: blatant animal cruelty.

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Dear UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova:

As a concerned animal advocate, I am writing to address the ongoing issue of bullfighting 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, injuries and casualties are inevitable in bullfighting. The animal is 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

Sep 19, 2014 m s bullfighting is NOT TRADITION!it is WRONG ,Only degenerate,stupid humans would enjoy&promote such a barbaric torture Start treating the mastadors like they treat the bulls Stab,light mastadors on fire and let them bleed out-just like the bulls
Sep 19, 2014 Pamela Miller I am against Bull fighting it is beyond cruel ! How could people watch, the Bull suffer ? ! Please STOP this !
Sep 19, 2014 Ellysian Paredes
Sep 19, 2014 Yvette Dominguez
Sep 18, 2014 Jennifer Adkins
Sep 18, 2014 Suzanne Keeffe
Sep 18, 2014 Kathrine Rabon
Sep 18, 2014 Harley Lee
Sep 17, 2014 Sandeepa Bhambri We are not Wild Animals..but Civilized Humans,so called . We have a plethora of options for entertainment and other selfish interests. This barbaric and cruel action is totally unnecessary and avoidable. Its Inhumane. End this cruelty NOW !
Sep 17, 2014 Amber Mariscal
Sep 17, 2014 Laura Lewis Speak Up For All Abused Animals in any Way, Including the ones People Continue to Eat !, That Are Tortured, Terrorized & Abused Every Day of Their Miserable Life !.
Sep 17, 2014 Mona arant
Sep 17, 2014 Sandra Peek This is just another barbaric practice trying to prove their manliness. There's is something sick about men torturing these strong, magnificent animals.
Sep 17, 2014 Jeanette M.
Sep 17, 2014 Linda Cruz
Sep 17, 2014 Tommie Black
Sep 17, 2014 Anne Aaron-Lyle
Sep 17, 2014 Megan Tillman
Sep 17, 2014 Janie Carabello
Sep 17, 2014 Susan Day Dear UNESCO Director Is this really the cultural legacy you wish to promote and defend? There are so many other positive and beautiful cultural legacies and Latin America have to offer. Any thing else would be better than this
Sep 17, 2014 Diane Carter
Sep 17, 2014 trine bellew
Sep 17, 2014 susan borghese
Sep 17, 2014 sandy hall
Sep 17, 2014 Kristine Riccardi
Sep 17, 2014 Paolo Custodi
Sep 17, 2014 Catherine Kokkinakis
Sep 17, 2014 ursula vd westhuizen
Sep 16, 2014 Dana Myers
Sep 16, 2014 Pat A.
Sep 16, 2014 Teresa Faulconer
Sep 16, 2014 zeinah sha'er
Sep 16, 2014 Katherine Brooks
Sep 15, 2014 Jennifer zietlow I will never visit Spain until they stop bullfighting!!!
Sep 15, 2014 Cher Oteyza
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Sep 15, 2014 Kimberly allen
Sep 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 15, 2014 noémi vargha
Sep 15, 2014 Dave Beard
Sep 15, 2014 Willy Villa-Shonner
Sep 15, 2014 cheryl bush no more torture and killing of our fellow sentient beings!!!
Sep 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 15, 2014 hye tillison
Sep 15, 2014 Rusu Consuela
Sep 15, 2014 daniel gavan
Sep 14, 2014 Holly Stockfish
Sep 14, 2014 Mel C.
Sep 14, 2014 Erin Glenning

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