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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: 63,501
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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 Such an outdated sport has no place in modern society.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 26, 2016 Karen Terry
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Sep 25, 2016 lia onda
Sep 24, 2016 Linda Shifflett
Sep 24, 2016 Masaki Yamada
Sep 24, 2016 Bastet Braice 動物達に平和と解放を❗
Sep 23, 2016 Leslie Pfost
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Sep 23, 2016 Kim Fox
Sep 23, 2016 Keaven Van Lom
Sep 23, 2016 Kari Lindewirth
Sep 23, 2016 Shay Lawson This is a depraved custom/tradition that needs to come to an end. It's disgusting. Just because it's gone on for centuries doesn't make it right. Now's the time to stop such senseless cruelty.
Sep 23, 2016 Dona Anderson
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