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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 Such an outdated sport has no place in modern society.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

Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 Marcia Taylor
Sep 22, 2014 Lori Guillard
Sep 22, 2014 Alyssa Smith
Sep 22, 2014 Waltraud Greben
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 Lenka Mašková
Sep 22, 2014 Larry Branson
Sep 22, 2014 Veronica Rodriguez-Talburt
Sep 22, 2014 jessica snow
Sep 22, 2014 Juraj Bobok
Sep 22, 2014 JUNE CAMPBELL
Sep 22, 2014 Valeria Otazu
Sep 21, 2014 Daniela Stará
Sep 21, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 21, 2014 Mary Parra
Sep 21, 2014 ann stolberg
Sep 21, 2014 Dawn McDermid
Sep 21, 2014 marguerite mulcahy
Sep 21, 2014 Marissa Hennessey My father is from Spain. I admired the tradition before I realized it was the brightly bold colors, hype from the crowd and fancy costumes I loved more. I am El Toro. Tricks into death are games played by cowards. Love and respect oneself.
Sep 20, 2014 Jeri Filo
Sep 20, 2014 pamela wright Stop the torture and killing
Sep 20, 2014 Rebecca Roderick Stop this senseless abuse!!!
Sep 20, 2014 maryam pellett
Sep 20, 2014 sheila mackey no matter how you look at it, this is inhumane and abusive behavior,to incur such pain on innocent animals is beyond my belief...this must stop, animals were not put on this earth to endure pain n torture, but to be apart of our ecosystem to thrive.
Sep 20, 2014 Katy Abbott
Sep 20, 2014 Laura Fuka
Sep 20, 2014 gail reynolds
Sep 20, 2014 Jessica Holcomb
Sep 20, 2014 Joann Matter
Sep 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 20, 2014 eline evers
Sep 19, 2014 m s bullfighting is NOT TRADITION!it is WRONG ,Only degenerate,stupid humans would enjoy&promote such a barbaric torture Start treating the mastadors like they treat the bulls Stab,light mastadors on fire and let them bleed out-just like the bulls
Sep 19, 2014 Pamela Miller I am against Bull fighting it is beyond cruel ! How could people watch, the Bull suffer ? ! Please STOP this !
Sep 19, 2014 Ellysian Paredes
Sep 19, 2014 Yvette Dominguez
Sep 18, 2014 Jennifer Adkins
Sep 18, 2014 Suzanne Keeffe
Sep 18, 2014 Kathrine Rabon
Sep 18, 2014 Harley Lee
Sep 17, 2014 Sandeepa Bhambri We are not Wild Animals..but Civilized Humans,so called . We have a plethora of options for entertainment and other selfish interests. This barbaric and cruel action is totally unnecessary and avoidable. Its Inhumane. End this cruelty NOW !
Sep 17, 2014 Amber Mariscal
Sep 17, 2014 Laura Lewis Speak Up For All Abused Animals in any Way, Including the ones People Continue to Eat !, That Are Tortured, Terrorized & Abused Every Day of Their Miserable Life !.
Sep 17, 2014 Mona arant
Sep 17, 2014 Sandra Peek This is just another barbaric practice trying to prove their manliness. There's is something sick about men torturing these strong, magnificent animals.
Sep 17, 2014 Jeanette M.
Sep 17, 2014 Linda Cruz
Sep 17, 2014 Tommie Black
Sep 17, 2014 Anne Aaron-Lyle
Sep 17, 2014 Megan Tillman

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