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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!
Goal: 75,000 Progress: 53,217
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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 Such an outdated sport has no place in modern society.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

Dec 28, 2014 Rachael RILEY
Dec 28, 2014 Karin Riedel
Dec 28, 2014 Redgy Declercq
Dec 28, 2014 Patsy Margaroli
Dec 27, 2014 kristina nissen
Dec 27, 2014 Monika Sloan
Dec 27, 2014 Rebecca Kavanaugh
Dec 27, 2014 Joanne Barber
Dec 27, 2014 Renee Jessen
Dec 27, 2014 becky Datson
Dec 27, 2014 James Howarth It is long overdue to put an end to such cruelty.
Dec 27, 2014 Jackie Watson
Dec 26, 2014 Manuela Masella
Dec 26, 2014 Cathy Moerer
Dec 26, 2014 Rhonda Brinegar Brinegar
Dec 26, 2014 Chantal van der Hilst
Dec 25, 2014 Donna Passal
Dec 25, 2014 Bodil Mattsson
Dec 25, 2014 Kanak Chanpa
Dec 25, 2014 Eretrina Kylie
Dec 25, 2014 Shiropa Purna
Dec 24, 2014 (Name not displayed) Stop this cruelty!
Dec 24, 2014 Fabiano Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 Silvana Titze
Dec 24, 2014 Caroline Zagorski They bait these animals for show and then kill them? Barbaric sport which shows cruelty for entertainment.
Dec 24, 2014 Carole Spencer Why is this still going on?
Dec 24, 2014 Bronwin Swartz
Dec 24, 2014 Lukas Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 Gabriel Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 Gudrun Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 Zachary Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 (Name not displayed) Bullfighting is barbaric, Stop this now.
Dec 24, 2014 Susan Krauss
Dec 23, 2014 Alyssa Barstow
Dec 23, 2014 amy jensen
Dec 23, 2014 Skye Wills This is one of the cruelest u can do to animals it needs to stoppppp it's so awful they are innocent animals!!!!
Dec 23, 2014 Priscilla Evans
Dec 23, 2014 Linda Swick
Dec 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 23, 2014 Tristan Jacques
Dec 23, 2014 anna helenes
Dec 23, 2014 Tudor Dragos
Dec 23, 2014 Jaroslava Novakova
Dec 23, 2014 Daniel Wiseman
Dec 22, 2014 Debbie Cascardo . Killing animals is not a sport. Another sickening event. I always root for the bull.
Dec 22, 2014 Mary Beth Hooker
Dec 22, 2014 (Name not displayed) Does mankind have to kill everything? Even Jesus on the way to the cross in Luke 23 says...If they are doing this to me what will they do to you?
Dec 22, 2014 Allison Wehrle
Dec 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)

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