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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: 62,557
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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 Such an outdated sport has no place in modern society.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


Feb 11, 2016 Barbara Brown
Feb 9, 2016 Linda Probeck
Feb 8, 2016 gracie sol
Feb 8, 2016 Kelle Mericle
Feb 8, 2016 Dorothy Pimm
Feb 8, 2016 Holly Upton
Feb 7, 2016 safiye aydın
Feb 7, 2016 Debra Nourse
Feb 6, 2016 Brenda martin Stop disgusting bullies hurting bulls who have done nothing wrong to them.the bull does not understand why so many people want to hurt him.why so many are shouting at him when he has done nothing to them.why hurt a bull and call that sport?????cowardic.
Feb 6, 2016 Les Schellhous
Feb 6, 2016 Christine Goodstein
Feb 5, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 5, 2016 Florence Montague
Feb 5, 2016 Faith Strailey
Feb 5, 2016 Kimberly Rhodemyre
Feb 5, 2016 Dagmar Meyer Steiger
Feb 5, 2016 Teri Wikowsky
Feb 5, 2016 Karen Ven Roy
Feb 4, 2016 Maria Vitória Magri
Feb 4, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Feb 4, 2016 Elena Georgiadou
Feb 4, 2016 Rose STAR BOYCOTT spain and mexico as I have my entire life.
Feb 4, 2016 Margo Rogat
Feb 4, 2016 klaus Egg
Feb 4, 2016 Betty Chan
Feb 3, 2016 bine mayr
Feb 3, 2016 adam fanucci
Feb 3, 2016 Claudia Evens
Feb 3, 2016 Lori Campbell
Feb 3, 2016 Remy Tromp
Feb 3, 2016 Lena Vilsen
Feb 3, 2016 Nancy Rhoads
Feb 3, 2016 rebecca hillson
Feb 3, 2016 Carlyn Montes De Oca
Feb 3, 2016 Sandra Backelund
Feb 3, 2016 Maria Scripture
Feb 3, 2016 Jennifer Chambers
Feb 3, 2016 Ruzgar Koz
Feb 3, 2016 BRIAN RADER
Feb 3, 2016 Jan Maxwell
Feb 3, 2016 C. Marie Hlushtchyk Bull fighting needs to be BANNED!
Feb 3, 2016 Denise Szilagyi NOT A FEAT OF BRAVERY.. ITS BARABRIC AND INHUMANE- SO MEN CAN FEEL LIKE MEN?? PLEASE BUNCH OF PUSSIES TORTURE THE POOR BULL BEFORE RELEASING IT IN THE ARENS THEN THESE BRAVE MEN .. STAB THEM AND RUN AND HIDE - LETS GET CIVILIZED!!!!
Feb 3, 2016 Nicole Michel Stop this cruelty.
Feb 3, 2016 Karen York
Feb 3, 2016 Suzanne Ursula Lebon
Feb 3, 2016 barbara henninger
Feb 3, 2016 gabor endre
Feb 3, 2016 Roberto Di gregorio
Feb 3, 2016 Dibyashree Shah
Feb 3, 2016 Stela Bankova

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