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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 Such an outdated sport has no place in modern society.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

Nov 28, 2014 Rosie Adams The cessation of this barbarous and bloodthirsty 'sport' is long overdue. It matters only when a matador is gored but each bull in the ring dies an interminable death. Pull Spain's sock up to the 21st Century and be done with this outdated practice! Now!
Nov 27, 2014 Kim Guysick
Nov 27, 2014 SANDRA VITO
Nov 27, 2014 Cynthia Neal Despicable -Demonic- horrific ....we must all work to STOP THIS CRUELITY !!!
Nov 27, 2014 Janice Brasavage
Nov 27, 2014 kim walsh
Nov 27, 2014 Debbie Williams Killing animals is definitely NOT entertainment!
Nov 27, 2014 Jolanda Soethaert
Nov 27, 2014 john durkin
Nov 27, 2014 Marianne Rehfeld
Nov 27, 2014 Luigina Garden Enough already! I do not understand how this can be called "entertainment". How cruel. I vow to exclude Spain from possible vacation sites until this ends.
Nov 27, 2014 Tory Salmon These are the same blood thirsty idiots who support dogfighting. Are these people so devoid of good entertainment that their only thrill is to abuse animals?
Nov 27, 2014 TINA KNIGHT
Nov 27, 2014 Shannon Mckinney That terrible and mean !! How about we throw them In the ring who ever sponsor this and allows this such terrible and sick event to even take place!!!! Animal curetlery people . THIS IS NOT A SPORT ITS SAD AND PAINFUL!!! Please stop animal cruelty!!!!
Nov 27, 2014 Christine Thompson A barbarian, abominable, evil tradition that must end!!!
Nov 27, 2014 maria joão catalão
Nov 27, 2014 Ingrid Holm
Nov 27, 2014 Magdalena Jureko
Nov 27, 2014 Cheryl Hughes
Nov 27, 2014 Maria Schollhorn
Nov 26, 2014 Nyack Clancy
Nov 26, 2014 Kathy OBrien Barbaric!
Nov 26, 2014 judy hartzheim Plz STOP!!! INHUMANE!!!
Nov 26, 2014 Stacia Josephsin
Nov 26, 2014 Ashley Wentzel This bullfighting is sick and disgusting. It needs to be stopped IMMEDIATELY for the safety and health of bulls!
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2014 Carole Li
Nov 26, 2014 laural Ball
Nov 26, 2014 Irene MacRaild
Nov 26, 2014 Emily Tenaglia
Nov 26, 2014 Sheila Dillon
Nov 26, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 26, 2014 Alexandra Munoz
Nov 26, 2014 Cornelia Wächter
Nov 26, 2014 Allan Yorkowitz
Nov 26, 2014 Sophie Smietana I'm hoping this will end . So sad to hear people take pleasure in this.
Nov 26, 2014 Vanessa Wydeven
Nov 26, 2014 Mildred Aviles
Nov 26, 2014 Kandy Chewning
Nov 26, 2014 Leisa Simpson
Nov 26, 2014 ANA ALMIRON
Nov 26, 2014 Irene Czachur
Nov 26, 2014 Tanya Tisdale
Nov 26, 2014 Lydia Sandoval
Nov 26, 2014 Tanya Sandoval
Nov 26, 2014 Marion Stieler
Nov 26, 2014 Amanda Bennett
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Nov 26, 2014 Evelina Kopcheva
Nov 26, 2014 John Fitzgerald

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