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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: 61,866
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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 Such an outdated sport has no place in modern society.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 27, 2015 Sarah San
Nov 25, 2015 Peggy Rollie
Nov 25, 2015 t ahmed
Nov 25, 2015 Shea L. Hales
Nov 25, 2015 Megan Bray
Nov 24, 2015 Otaly Bianchi
Nov 23, 2015 Wendy Wilson
Nov 23, 2015 Janet Karlson
Nov 22, 2015 Danielle Evans
Nov 22, 2015 Mona Manera
Nov 22, 2015 R Rosato Sick sadistic archaic form of entertainment
Nov 22, 2015 Cristina Lousa
Nov 20, 2015 Irene Labuschagne
Nov 19, 2015 alfred lopena stop the killing!
Nov 19, 2015 Maja Lacković
Nov 18, 2015 Hara Noussi
Nov 18, 2015 Angela Dodge What is wrong with people who find torturing and killing animals in public "entertainment?" This is human beings at their worst. End bullfighting forever. Find something else to celebrate cultural heritage that reflects humanity, not barbaric killing.
Nov 18, 2015 J Russert
Nov 18, 2015 Danny Spitzer This is 2015...we're supposed to be civilized by now...this crap needs to stop
Nov 18, 2015 Lauren Swiger
Nov 18, 2015 Cristina mendes
Nov 18, 2015 Debbie Edwards
Nov 18, 2015 Nancy Rosenberg Bullfighting is an extremely cruel and barbaric act. Shame on those involved! "The bullfighter often sustains serious injuries". Who cares! Good for the bulls. The bullfighter has a choice to be there, the bulls and horses DO NOT!!
Nov 18, 2015 Jessica Whitehead
Nov 18, 2015 gwendolyn andary
Nov 18, 2015 Louise Scalia
Nov 18, 2015 Kristi Hendrickson
Nov 18, 2015 michele albert Stop this barbaric cruel practice
Nov 18, 2015 Raena Panicker
Nov 18, 2015 phil brindley
Nov 17, 2015 (Name not displayed) Stop that cruelty! How is it possible that in 2015 there is still so violent sport like bullfighting.
Nov 15, 2015 Marie Hemphill
Nov 15, 2015 Nicole Coe
Nov 15, 2015 Kaylee Perez
Nov 14, 2015 lila guerrero
Nov 14, 2015 Alexandra San Miguel
Nov 13, 2015 Stacy Bell
Nov 13, 2015 Megan McLean
Nov 13, 2015 Maria Holzmann
Nov 13, 2015 Sandra Beul
Nov 12, 2015 Elma Pjanic
Nov 12, 2015 June Massey Time to stop depravity
Nov 12, 2015 sharon coughlin
Nov 12, 2015 Therese van Nieuwland
Nov 12, 2015 Martina Riordon
Nov 12, 2015 (Name not displayed) Disgusting
Nov 12, 2015 Linda Cowart
Nov 12, 2015 Suzie Awad
Nov 12, 2015 cassie Yoham

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