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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: 58,576
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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 Such an outdated sport has no place in modern society.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

May 23, 2015 TAMARA BRAGG
May 23, 2015 Susan PAwlowski
May 23, 2015 francesca danninger
May 22, 2015 kaoli ishida
May 22, 2015 Tami Fleming
May 22, 2015 robin mark
May 22, 2015 ell hekner
May 22, 2015 Jan Syverson Bullfighting is animal abuse and should be illegal worldwide.
May 22, 2015 Ann Braselton
May 22, 2015 Billie Dennis
May 22, 2015 Mike Ruhala
May 22, 2015 John Wertin
May 22, 2015 Kathleen Peterson
May 22, 2015 Irena Kellerová
May 22, 2015 Anne Taylor We are all One. When one is harmed, all are harmed. When one is helped, all are helped.
May 22, 2015 Francisco Martinez
May 22, 2015 Lauren Armstrong
May 22, 2015 kathy clark
May 22, 2015 Karen Smith Seen 2 in Mexico, and even the locals walked out. It was disgusting and so inhumane, they tortued the poor bull as they kept missing, shoudl be banned.
May 22, 2015 Debra Franzone
May 21, 2015 Patricia Franzone
May 21, 2015 harry longabaugh
May 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 21, 2015 Maria Lorenzana
May 21, 2015 merri chansley
May 21, 2015 Karen Egseth
May 21, 2015 Gunnar Lien
May 21, 2015 Velma Sanabria
May 21, 2015 Nadine T I don't understand how you could consider yourself human and enjoy watching this. It's a torture for the animals and it should no longer be continued. It's 2015 not the 15th centuries, time to change the way we treat these animals.
May 21, 2015 sue verrone sick!!!
May 20, 2015 Laura Collins Exactly what don't you get about this..do you enjoy the torture? SO disgusting..
May 20, 2015 Sheryl Smith
May 20, 2015 tonia beckler
May 20, 2015 Dana Norton
May 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2015 Ramon Duivenvoorden
May 20, 2015 Rebecca Durrans
May 20, 2015 Diane Carpenter
May 20, 2015 Tamara Lesser
May 20, 2015 liliane marie-ange casanova non posso capire che questo possa essere uno spettacolo ? per me è solo atroce e terribile sadismo per vigliacchi e gente di merda
May 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 20, 2015 Christine Reeder
May 20, 2015 helena morel Horribles actos que implican puro sufrimiento y abuso hacia un animal!! Basta de tradiciones de tortura y muerte de animales indefensos-- Esto no es "cultura" es una vergüenza para un país!!!!
May 20, 2015 Ina Petrov
May 20, 2015 Dawn Wright
May 20, 2015 Rosana Carbonell
May 20, 2015 franca fusari
May 20, 2015 Diane Kelly
May 20, 2015 Featherstone Arrow

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