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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 Such an outdated sport has no place in modern society.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

Feb 27, 2017 Lygea San Pedro
Feb 25, 2017 Pamela Babcock
Feb 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 25, 2017 Diane Thielemann
Feb 24, 2017 Marilyn Miravalles
Feb 24, 2017 Susan Borys
Feb 24, 2017 Theresa Tucker
Feb 24, 2017 Jackie Ludwig
Feb 23, 2017 Jeannette Andersen
Feb 23, 2017 Ozzie Benson Bullfighting is animal abuse and its NOT Ok or Fun. This sort of thing belongs to dark ages, not to the 21st century. ENDI IT!!!
Feb 23, 2017 Eva Garet
Feb 23, 2017 Susan Manning Cruelty is not justified by "culture." We humans Must Stop This Terrible tradition! Grow up people!
Feb 23, 2017 Pamela Miguez
Feb 23, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 23, 2017 gary hachmeister It not Culture, Is is ACTING OUT, projected Rage onto helpless animals. people who do this are un-diagnosed & mentally ill!
Feb 22, 2017 Dale Janks
Feb 21, 2017 Leslie Underwood@
Feb 21, 2017 Jody Richards
Feb 21, 2017 Coreen Ferrell
Feb 21, 2017 Lajeanne Leveton Its a "tradition" but there is a time when "traditions" become outdated. Both bulls and horses suffer horribly in these blood spectacles.
Feb 21, 2017 Debbie Davis CMKBD CAPS
Feb 21, 2017 Lisa Voile
Feb 21, 2017 Diana Maus
Feb 21, 2017 Eleonora De Giorgio
Feb 21, 2017 Michele Barbezat
Feb 21, 2017 Lee-Ann Shortt
Feb 21, 2017 Hayley Alice Bradley
Feb 21, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 21, 2017 Tatjana Mayr
Feb 21, 2017 Laura Saillen
Feb 21, 2017 Kris Michael
Feb 20, 2017 Caterina Raviglione
Feb 20, 2017 Jinny Malik
Feb 20, 2017 Sheri Wolaver
Feb 19, 2017 Theresa LaFata-White
Feb 19, 2017 Major Escape
Feb 19, 2017 Elisabeth Thielsen
Feb 19, 2017 marlin henderson there is something bad wrong with people that take pleasure in seeing an animal maimed and killed!
Feb 18, 2017 sarah weisberg
Feb 18, 2017 Debra Nelligan
Feb 18, 2017 Anne Carlson
Feb 18, 2017 julie munson
Feb 18, 2017 melissa bird Another stupid human male "tradition" that's got to go.
Feb 18, 2017 Julia Eliot-Roy I won't visit anywhere in Spain where this still takes place-go on holiday elsewhere .It is a disgusting show for tourists who are sub-human.
Feb 17, 2017 Carol. Brandt Yet another facet of senseless cruelty.
Feb 17, 2017 sarah craven Saw this as a child, thought it was VERY cruel and unfair to the bulls. I cried.
Feb 17, 2017 Simone Duffin
Feb 16, 2017 Crystal Khammanivong
Feb 16, 2017 Kaitlyn Kittell
Feb 16, 2017 janice pemberton

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