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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 Such an outdated sport has no place in modern society.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

May 29, 2016 Mrs.Nichole Kevas This is so cruel! I don't care what nationality u are! It's torture slowly! Then they get mad when they go after the crowd!
May 28, 2016 John Hughan
May 27, 2016 Mila Counihan
May 27, 2016 Junko Card
May 26, 2016 Esther Clayson
May 26, 2016 angela edwards
May 21, 2016 Hana Cernohousova
May 20, 2016 Bita Rezvani
May 20, 2016 (Name not displayed) These countries rely a great deal on tourism. Stop that. stop buying what they export and these atrocities will end overnight.
May 20, 2016 Lynn Kahl
May 20, 2016 gisella avanzo
May 19, 2016 Sharon Shimko
May 19, 2016 Laney Smith
May 19, 2016 eci okta
May 19, 2016 rebecca dussetschleger
May 19, 2016 jon lenchner
May 19, 2016 Buck Broker
May 19, 2016 Elina Salomaki
May 19, 2016 Emira Galan
May 19, 2016 Ilie Eliza-Anisoara
May 18, 2016 julie ellis
May 18, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 18, 2016 Eileen Kilbride
May 17, 2016 Charlene Beck
May 16, 2016 Ern Parrott
May 16, 2016 (Name not displayed) SHAME ON U!
May 16, 2016 Sandra Broomsgrove Do not go to Spain until this brutal event is banned
May 16, 2016 Rene Hildebrandt
May 15, 2016 Rebecca Rodriguez
May 14, 2016 Debra Yanko
May 14, 2016 Leigh-Ann Carrington
May 14, 2016 Belinda Compotaro I've heard of an account where a acared bull saw the man that raised. He ran to him thinking he would protect him. He kiased the man on his nose. He didn't do anything. To him it was just a sport. How horrible that this so called sport still exists
May 13, 2016 aLeXX CooPeR
May 13, 2016 Rachel Rakaczky
May 13, 2016 Katelyn Christensen
May 13, 2016 Wolfgang Bonitz Tierquälerei gehört nicht zu einer Tradition. Das ist ein Bestialisches Schauspiel zur Belustigung der Blutrünstigen Zuschauer die sich an das Leid der Stiere ergötzen und das gehört Verboten.
May 13, 2016 Phil Dodson
May 13, 2016 Emily Berlin
May 13, 2016 Elsa Echegaray
May 13, 2016 Jill Alibrandi
May 12, 2016 Kelly watson
May 12, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 11, 2016 (Name not displayed) Bull fighting is animal abuse.
May 10, 2016 yurany giraldo this is an repudiable fact that mistreat the bulls just for our desire
May 10, 2016 Denise Egger
May 10, 2016 Marion Weston
May 9, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 9, 2016 sophie pfeiffer

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