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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 Such an outdated sport has no place in modern society.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

Jul 29, 2014 Debbie Nelson
Jul 28, 2014 Ann Coleman
Jul 28, 2014 Mara Delta
Jul 28, 2014 Darcy Grosjean
Jul 28, 2014 Karl Schlicker
Jul 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 28, 2014 Carole GABURRO
Jul 28, 2014 Anne Bond
Jul 28, 2014 Michelle Gohier
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Lavenna White
Jul 27, 2014 michelle andrus
Jul 27, 2014 Chantal Prinsloo
Jul 27, 2014 jennifer raath
Jul 27, 2014 Kyriaki Plastira
Jul 27, 2014 Kara Alexandra
Jul 27, 2014 Daniel Oriou
Jul 27, 2014 kerryn veitch
Jul 27, 2014 Elisabeth Björklund
Jul 26, 2014 Élida Gomes Kobi
Jul 26, 2014 D FITZGERALD
Jul 26, 2014 Amanda Mikalson
Jul 26, 2014 Roxanne Meek
Jul 26, 2014 debbie mason
Jul 25, 2014 Adrianne Tompkins
Jul 25, 2014 catherine jobling
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 Roberta Butticci
Jul 25, 2014 Pam Woodard
Jul 25, 2014 Sandra Myers Bullfighting is horrific beyond words. These poor animals. They haven't a chance for survival. This is so CRUEL.
Jul 25, 2014 Kim Simone Stop this cruel practice NOW! It's evil, cruel, and not a sport at all!!!!
Jul 25, 2014 Mary Shepherd
Jul 25, 2014 Jill Callahan Stop this cruel practice NOW! It's evil, cruel, and not a sport at all!!!!
Jul 25, 2014 Debbie Lamm
Jul 25, 2014 James Lewis
Jul 25, 2014 Iris Smith
Jul 25, 2014 Leann Parkinson
Jul 25, 2014 Gina Crane
Jul 25, 2014 elizabeth arteaga
Jul 25, 2014 Sara Robins
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 Vicky Sanders This is a 'sport' that gone way too long. You should also try to find a video on YT that shows a bull chained to a pole being hacked to death by 2 men with swords. It looks like it might be taking place in an Asian country...this should be stopped.
Jul 25, 2014 Maria Mahyorova
Jul 25, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 25, 2014 Mary Luc
Jul 25, 2014 kirk byers
Jul 24, 2014 michele king
Jul 24, 2014 Joan Eaton
Jul 24, 2014 Cynthia Lantz

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