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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 Such an outdated sport has no place in modern society.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

Aug 22, 2016 maria patino
Aug 20, 2016 Bob Piergalline
Aug 20, 2016 Virginia Dempsey
Aug 20, 2016 Janet Israel
Aug 19, 2016 (Name not displayed) A barbaric sport. Let's end it. Now.
Aug 19, 2016 Janet smith
Aug 19, 2016 SARAH AMARAL
Aug 19, 2016 Dale Zale
Aug 19, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 19, 2016 Cheryl Duncan
Aug 19, 2016 Ursula Campos This does no more than show the cruelty of a whole country. It is like legalizing dog fighting and such. Just unimaginably cruel........... be more than that!
Aug 19, 2016 Flavia Perizzolo
Aug 19, 2016 Sam McLeod
Aug 18, 2016 Juanice Burroughs
Aug 18, 2016 Robyn Cotterill
Aug 18, 2016 sharmini sewpersad
Aug 17, 2016 Elizabeth Keenan
Aug 17, 2016 Colleen McGovern
Aug 16, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 16, 2016 Michael Friedman
Aug 16, 2016 carl romanik disgusting
Aug 15, 2016 Amanda Bridgeman
Aug 15, 2016 Brenda Edwards
Aug 15, 2016 (Name not displayed) Sickkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk world if they think this is good or fun?
Aug 15, 2016 Elisabeth Jimmink
Aug 15, 2016 Olga Espinosa
Aug 15, 2016 Maria Russo
Aug 15, 2016 Fabienne Coilin
Aug 15, 2016 Julie Gilliam
Aug 15, 2016 Ad Lenders
Aug 14, 2016 Rita Leone
Aug 14, 2016 Raffaela Lehner
Aug 12, 2016 Marcia Sutton
Aug 12, 2016 Melody Slothower
Aug 12, 2016 Denise Moore Bull fighting is a disgusting barbaric practice that needs to stop
Aug 11, 2016 Kari Weinberg
Aug 11, 2016 Georgina Puente
Aug 11, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 11, 2016 (Name not displayed)
Aug 11, 2016 miki takada
Aug 11, 2016 Jacqueline Clare
Aug 10, 2016 pamela case
Aug 10, 2016 Adeline Wong
Aug 10, 2016 Jole Lheureux
Aug 10, 2016 Sherry Ficarra
Aug 10, 2016 Gillian Shults
Aug 10, 2016 Deborah Parks
Aug 10, 2016 Maja Serec
Aug 10, 2016 Kellie Thompson
Aug 10, 2016 Sheri Miwa

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