About.com - Stop promoting cruel bullfighting

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About.com is being asked to stop publicising bullfighting and providing links to sites selling bullfighting tickets. On the About.com GoSpain page, travel writer Damian Corrigan declares: "I recommend heading for the bullring as soon as you arrive in the city to secure your tickets."

Dates and locations are listed along with links to bullfighting websites where tickets may be purchased.

Elsewhere on About.com, the torturing and killing of bulls is shockingly described as "art". Beneath a photo of a matador plunging a sword into the bleeding body of a bull, it is stated: "The exact manner in which the fighter takes the bull's life is important to the art."

In a letter to About.com CEO Neil Vogel and CEO of parent company InterActive Corp, Jeff Kip, the Irish Council Against Blood Sports stated: "Bullfighting is an extremely cruel and violent activity in which bulls are terrorised, tortured and killed. Most holidaymakers lured in to the bullrings are left feeling shocked and disgusted at the bloody scenes they witness. Please show compassion and remove bullfighting from your website."


Urge About.com and InterActive Corp to stop publicising bullfighting on their website.

Mr Neil Vogel, Mr Jeff Kip
CEO, About.com / InterActive Corp
Email: jeff.kip@iac.com,info@iac.com
Tel: +1 212 314 7277 (New York)
Twitter: @neilvogel @AboutTravel @gospain