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Thanks to everyone who spoke out against bullfighting in Spain! We're now taking a stand against both bull fighting and running with bulls. Join the new fight to protect bulls and end this cruel bloodsport here: http://theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/ars/petition/bull-fighting-running/
Final signature count: 64,320
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

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 Such an outdated sport has no place in modern society.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.

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


Jun 19, 2017 Steven Schueller
Jun 19, 2017 Erika Fromme
Jun 19, 2017 Anna Krohn
Jun 19, 2017 Eileen Devereux
Jun 19, 2017 Melissa Scribner I will never visit a country, such as Spain or China, that allows such barbaric practices.
Jun 19, 2017 Patricia Duran
Jun 19, 2017 Christina Adkins
Jun 19, 2017 Cynthia von Schlehenried
Jun 18, 2017 Milly Morrisey Barbaric
Jun 18, 2017 Rob Windsor
Jun 18, 2017 Leslie Irving No more torture.
Jun 16, 2017 Nora Fagen
Jun 16, 2017 Brenda Smith
Jun 16, 2017 Karen Warrilow
Jun 16, 2017 Julie Miller
Jun 16, 2017 Marilyn welbergen
Jun 16, 2017 Dawn Williams
Jun 16, 2017 Agnes Hetzel
Jun 16, 2017 Stephanie Brake
Jun 16, 2017 mary walton
Jun 16, 2017 Cyndee Jimenez
Jun 16, 2017 ALESSANDRO ROMEO
Jun 16, 2017 Sherry Mainquist
Jun 15, 2017 Wendy Thomason
Jun 15, 2017 Elaine Green
Jun 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 13, 2017 Raven Vergara
Jun 12, 2017 Vik Cooke
Jun 12, 2017 Matilde Ravizza
Jun 12, 2017 Wendye Kolles
Jun 11, 2017 (Name not displayed) It should be ban!!!
Jun 11, 2017 Leah Smith
Jun 11, 2017 Doreen Walter
Jun 10, 2017 Janice Foster
Jun 10, 2017 tamatha hunter
Jun 10, 2017 James Deschene
Jun 9, 2017 Leanne Martin
Jun 9, 2017 Beth Smith
Jun 9, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 8, 2017 Helga Jelus
Jun 8, 2017 Robyn Little
Jun 7, 2017 Amy Garza
Jun 7, 2017 Marcia Hanna
Jun 6, 2017 Susan Muller
Jun 6, 2017 Andrea Johnson
Jun 5, 2017 Maiko Kushida
Jun 5, 2017 Barbara Baugh
Jun 4, 2017 Ellen Prior
Jun 4, 2017 Siegrid Roedel PLEASE STOP THE BULL FIGHTING NOW
Jun 3, 2017 Frédéric Jaubert

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