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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 Such an outdated sport has no place in modern society.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

Oct 8, 2015 victoria fabian
Oct 8, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 8, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 8, 2015 carol druppel
Oct 8, 2015 Rob Dean
Oct 8, 2015 Greta Hunter "You can judge the greatness of a nation by the way its animals are treated." ~~ Gandhi
Oct 8, 2015 Arsham Khoshnevis
Oct 8, 2015 Christy Lynn
Oct 8, 2015 Marcy Gregg
Oct 8, 2015 Lynn Miller
Oct 8, 2015 Kim Smith
Oct 8, 2015 cindy becker disgusting
Oct 8, 2015 J. Hickinbotham
Oct 8, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 8, 2015 Stace Cataldo
Oct 8, 2015 kathy wunderlich
Oct 8, 2015 Hannah Grandy
Oct 8, 2015 Lay Robin
Oct 8, 2015 Anne Fewell
Oct 8, 2015 Michelle Wilson
Oct 7, 2015 Aron Koosis Please stop doing this
Oct 7, 2015 AnnIe Muril
Oct 7, 2015 Brianne Rhoads
Oct 7, 2015 chrystal Grater
Oct 7, 2015 Claire Valpy What sort of people enjoy torturing animals? Bullfighting is disgusting and barbaric and so are the people who participate and support it by attending these activities.
Oct 7, 2015 Cheryl Hobson The Mexican/Spanish people have always been cruel to animals, this needs to stop. They are often involved in dog and cock fighting. How they think it is funny and entertaining is sickening
Oct 7, 2015 Marta Schei
Oct 7, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Oct 7, 2015 Kimberly Steigerwald
Oct 7, 2015 Melinda Nunnelley
Oct 7, 2015 Mildred Johnson
Oct 7, 2015 Doris Hufnagel
Oct 7, 2015 Rocío de los Angeles Ponce
Oct 7, 2015 (Name not displayed) this is a horrendous sport and should stop. These are innocent animals and should not be used for human entertainment. Disgusted!
Oct 7, 2015 Deb Schneiders
Oct 7, 2015 Anthony Karasinski
Oct 7, 2015 Akiko Kimura
Oct 7, 2015 Aurelia Gergely I hate when people enjoying by killing animals, we must stop this
Oct 7, 2015 Christopher Dean
Oct 7, 2015 rouse jc
Oct 7, 2015 Sherry Czerwien
Oct 7, 2015 Ariela ZIBIAH Must humans emphasize the depletion of other species by using some for sport & entertainment? Hope things end for this poor beasts!
Oct 7, 2015 Cathy Reid Bullfighting is cruel and barbaric! This is not a sport it is animal abuse and nothing more. This vile cruelty must end!
Oct 6, 2015 Lindsay Friedman
Oct 6, 2015 Zulma Delaferme
Oct 6, 2015 Wendy Ericksen
Oct 6, 2015 KAREN GARCIA
Oct 6, 2015 joanne crawford
Oct 6, 2015 Robert Ewen Please encourage Spain not to endorse bullfighting.
Oct 6, 2015 Cassandra D'Alessio

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