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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 Such an outdated sport has no place in modern society.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

Jun 29, 2015 Marjo Rossinen
Jun 29, 2015 Monica Reynolds
Jun 29, 2015 Paul Hatarik
Jun 29, 2015 Fiona Ford Fighting dogs is cruel and cowardly doing this with poor animals can turn them nasty and they are not naturally nasty dogs leaving them scarred or dead the people that do this are nasty cowards
Jun 28, 2015 renae nowicki
Jun 28, 2015 Judy Fore
Jun 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 28, 2015 Mariana Heymans Get over it, this is 2015 !! This is not a heritage but a cruelty !!
Jun 28, 2015 leslie napier
Jun 28, 2015 Rae Finan Schumacher
Jun 28, 2015 josilda dantas
Jun 27, 2015 Rebecca Schuman
Jun 27, 2015 Marilyn Martin
Jun 27, 2015 Jamie Pazsak
Jun 27, 2015 testut vero
Jun 27, 2015 Connie Newcombe This is a Blatent Animal Cruelty!!
Jun 27, 2015 Cindy Zatlokowicz
Jun 27, 2015 william kuhn
Jun 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 26, 2015 AURORE Talloen
Jun 26, 2015 Tracey Stewart
Jun 26, 2015 sycedrick brown
Jun 26, 2015 petra brown
Jun 26, 2015 Cynthia Dodrill Cruelty is unacceptable. Only barbarians relish in watching animals die in fear, confusion, and suffering. It's a disgrace.
Jun 26, 2015 (Name not displayed) Stop the cruelty PLEASE!!!
Jun 26, 2015 Christine Condon
Jun 26, 2015 Scheherazade A This act is too horrible. It's barbaric and it should be stopped right now. Humans should be better than this.
Jun 25, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jun 25, 2015 Liz Piercey
Jun 25, 2015 Karen Hilliard
Jun 25, 2015 pat carey No more please. This is a barbaric and dangerous "sport ". Torturing and killing an animal for amusement is wrong and evil.
Jun 25, 2015 Karin Wolfe
Jun 25, 2015 Donna SMITH It's disgusting and cruel!
Jun 25, 2015 Robin Hethcoat
Jun 25, 2015 (Name not displayed) please stop bull fighting
Jun 24, 2015 Trina Snow
Jun 24, 2015 Garry Lough
Jun 24, 2015 Renate Uhl
Jun 24, 2015 Kris Jackson
Jun 24, 2015 Henry Button
Jun 24, 2015 Karen Trapani
Jun 24, 2015 Heather Nguyen
Jun 24, 2015 Jennifer Rudner This is cruel and shameful. What entertainment is this???
Jun 24, 2015 Sam Dimes
Jun 24, 2015 Adam Fransella
Jun 24, 2015 Periel Stanfield Traditions of ritualistic killing have NO place in this world and deserve NO respect.
Jun 24, 2015 Irene Friedland
Jun 24, 2015 Suzy Reed
Jun 24, 2015 C. W. Please stop this.

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