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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 Such an outdated sport has no place in modern society.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

Jul 24, 2016 Liliana Serrato
Jul 24, 2016 Andrew Sulay
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Jul 24, 2016 Ariadna Alonso
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Jul 22, 2016 Debra Dragonheart
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Jul 22, 2016 Michelle Wade
Jul 22, 2016 Jess Rogers Spaniards are GD ScumBags; hopefully, all your Toreador Twits will be profoundly gored...
Jul 22, 2016 Jennifer Boddaert
Jul 22, 2016 Alana Crow Esq. Bullfighting is always cruel, period.
Jul 22, 2016 Diane Dickinson
Jul 22, 2016 Michelle Versteeg
Jul 22, 2016 Mia van de loo
Jul 21, 2016 Ray James
Jul 20, 2016 Jacob Spillman
Jul 20, 2016 Mary DANDREA
Jul 20, 2016 Sofia U
Jul 20, 2016 Richelle Chaney
Jul 20, 2016 Susan Swift
Jul 20, 2016 Elena Caddell
Jul 19, 2016 Tiffany McBride
Jul 18, 2016 Katarina Čiček
Jul 17, 2016 Carole Kubik
Jul 17, 2016 Detra Hargrave
Jul 16, 2016 Suzette Hoyt
Jul 16, 2016 Elisa Sharples
Jul 16, 2016 Adeline Chan
Jul 16, 2016 Laura Sherwood
Jul 16, 2016 catherine mengani
Jul 15, 2016 Debbie Cornell
Jul 15, 2016 Greg Wilson
Jul 15, 2016 Janice McDonald
Jul 15, 2016 Lacey Smith
Jul 15, 2016 Wendy Bise
Jul 15, 2016 Gareth Bell
Jul 15, 2016 Cheryl Davis
Jul 15, 2016 Eleonora Bacchini
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Jul 14, 2016 Franca Faustini
Jul 13, 2016 Julie Angland
Jul 13, 2016 jennifer balkovec
Jul 13, 2016 Douglas Parker
Jul 13, 2016 Lisa Ann Kelly & Family
Jul 13, 2016 Janice Schmidt
Jul 13, 2016 Cindy Mayer
Jul 13, 2016 Pat Herring
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Jul 13, 2016 Stephen Hope I think bullfighting should be banned immediately as it is such a barbaric act and causes needless suffering to innocent Bulls for the pleasure of spectators. The EU should act immediately to stop theses barbaric atrocities taking place
Jul 13, 2016 Leanne Harrison Please STOP bull fighting! It is BARBARIC, it is torture and NOT entertainment! I am disgusted by this horrendous Spanish (sport) and I am very sickened by it. Please put a STOP to bull fighting!!

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