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animal cruelty

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Petition to Spanish Tourism - Ireland, Spanish Tourism - Germany, Spanish Tourism - Frankfurt, Spanish Tourism - Munich, Spanish Tourism - Guangzhou, Spanish Tourism - Beijing, Spanish Tourism - London, Spanish Tourism - Tokio, Spanish Tourism - Paris, Spanish Tourism - Copenhagen, Spanish Tourism - Miami, Spanish Tourism - Chicago, Spanish Tourism - LA, Spanish Tourism - Dusseldorf, Spanish Tourism - Spain Info, Spanish Tourism - Vienna, Spanish Tourism - Rome, Spanish Tourism - Prensa, Spanish Tourism - Milan, Spanish Tourism - New York

Stop promoting cruel bullfighting

Bullfighting involves horrendous cruelty to animals. Bulls are painfully tortured with lances and spiked spears before the bleeding and wounded creatures are killed with a sword into the heart. As a grisly trophy for the matador, the ears and tail are cut off (sometimes when the bull is still conscious). This barbarism should have no place in modern Spain. By trying to lure holidaymakers into the blood-soaked bullrings, the Spanish Government's tourism body is complicit in the continuation of this cruelty. As a majority of Spaniards no longer have any interest in bullfighting, it is in many cases the tourists who keep bullrings afloat. If tourism authorities and travel agents stopped pushing tickets on tourists, it would surely spell the end for many bullrings. On the Spain.info website, Spanish Tourism states: "Come to Spain and discover the world of bullfighting - you are sure to have fun." It is not only encouraging people to attend bullfights but to also participate in the barbarity, saying "there are many companies in Spain that prepare everything necessary for you to bullfight young cows and bulls". In a world where most people oppose cruelty to animals, it is unwise of Spain's national tourism body to present it as a holiday attraction. By doing so, they risk alienating many potential visitors who view bullfighting as the abhorrent and unacceptable obscenity that it is. ACTION ALERT Contact your local Spanish Tourism Office and make it clear that, as one of the majority opposed to animal cruelty, you find it very offensive that they are actively promoting bullfighting and bullrunning. If their promotion of animal cruelty would make you chose an alternative holiday destination, please point this out in your correspondence. Gonzalo Ceballos, DirectorSpanish Tourism Office in Ireland1-3 Westmoreland Street, Dublin Tel: 01-6350200 Email: dublin@tourspain.es, munich@tourspain.es, frankfurt@tourspain.es, berlin@tourspain.es, guangzhou@tourspain.es, beijing@tourspain.es, londres@tourspain.es, nuevayork@tourspain.es, milan@tourspain.es, prensa@tourspain.es, roma@tourspain.es, viena@tourspain.es, spaininfo@tourspain.es, duesseldorf@tourspain.es, losangeles@tourspain.es, chicago@tourspain.es, oetmiami@tourspain.es, copenhague@tourspain.es, paris@tourspain.es, info.tokio@tourspain.es Tweet to @Spain @SpaininIreland Leave a comment on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spain.info.ie

Irish Council Against Blood Sports ICABS
38,915 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Lisa Wilkinson, Sean Toal, Wilko's

Urge Wilko's To Stop Killing Hamsters!

Wilko's is one of the UK's largest chain of stores, selling DIY, food and pet products for 80 years! Sadly, the store knowingly sells a brand of Hamster bedding called "Soft 'n' Safe Bedding". They claim that this is a safe bedding to use for your Hamster, Gerbils or Mice. This bedding is killing animals! The material used in this so-called 'safe bedding' can choke and suffocate your small animal. The store is fully aware of this, however they continue to do nothing to change the product they sell to something more safe, despite many hamsters dying a slow and horrendous death! In one case, a Hamster spent hours trying to get the bedding out of her mouth and be able to breath normally. She had become so stressed that in an attempt to get her airways clear, she had torn the skin from her face. Hours later, she died. Wilko's are aware of this case, and still continue to sell the product. Please sign/share this petition to urge the store to take this product off their shelves, in all stores for good! With so many safe bedding options you can use instead, it's simply pointless and heartless to sell a product knowing it can kill! Until Wilko's removes this product, by singing, you pledge not to purchase any product from the store until they stop killing hamsters! This horrid madness has to stop NOW, before more small animals suffer a long, painful death again. Thankyou. Organiser's Email - ciaran.omeara@smokieshaven.co.uk  Donate to the campaign - smokieshaven.co.uk/donate  Get Involved - facebook.com/SmokiesHaven This campaign is run by Smokie's Haven

Smokie's Haven
7,329 supporters