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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 Such an outdated sport has no place in modern society.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

Mar 22, 2017 Jean Heaps
Mar 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 20, 2017 Elizabeth Kantner
Mar 20, 2017 Hannah Weil
Mar 19, 2017 anastasia raspopova
Mar 19, 2017 Darren Anderson
Mar 19, 2017 Lisa Vaugh
Mar 18, 2017 Carla Caratto
Mar 17, 2017 angie moredock
Mar 17, 2017 Katie Sceats
Mar 17, 2017 Fred Fall
Mar 16, 2017 J L
Mar 16, 2017 Susan Benavidez
Mar 15, 2017 Donna Lampkin
Mar 15, 2017 Rex De Silva Bullfighting is a cruel and barbarous activity. It is NOT a sport. Bullfighting must be banned.
Mar 15, 2017 Alyssa Ramirez
Mar 15, 2017 jewell batway
Mar 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 15, 2017 Linda Hernandez I visited Spain years ago. I never understood their love of this cruel sport, if you can call it a sport. I condemn Spain for being behind in the times by keeping this horrible, agonizing event in their country.
Mar 15, 2017 Erika Tamar
Mar 15, 2017 Libby Berman
Mar 15, 2017 Karen Lutz
Mar 15, 2017 Angel Salazar-Kinsey
Mar 15, 2017 wilfrid quevedo let us stand together and ban this cruel act once and for all!!!
Mar 14, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 14, 2017 Debbie Burns
Mar 14, 2017 lori pace
Mar 14, 2017 Mick McMahon
Mar 14, 2017 José Muñoz
Mar 13, 2017 claudia Barra
Mar 13, 2017 Carl Hoffmeister
Mar 12, 2017 Michele McNamara
Mar 12, 2017 Kelly Timon
Mar 12, 2017 Stacey Eklund
Mar 12, 2017 Susan Briggs
Mar 12, 2017 JoAnn Lopez
Mar 11, 2017 Brigitte Winkler
Mar 11, 2017 lynda leigh
Mar 11, 2017 olga karadaki
Mar 11, 2017 Roberta Butler
Mar 11, 2017 sylvia craft
Mar 11, 2017 Pamela Rogers
Mar 11, 2017 willis gravelle
Mar 10, 2017 danuta radko
Mar 10, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Mar 10, 2017 Jane Rosa
Mar 10, 2017 Shannon Niles
Mar 9, 2017 David Inkrote
Mar 9, 2017 Jodi Shannon

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