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bullfighting

4 petitions

Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to WWF, Animal Humane Society, Humane Society International

Stop bullfighting and shed light on the inhumane treatment of the bulls

Written in coordination with Chris Ng  As students witnessing the horrendous actions of bullfighting, we were appalled by the torment and cruelty it entails. The culture of bullfighting is simply inhumane and shameful. The bulls are slowly tortured and taunted to death by the matadors, suffering through an endless cycle of pain. This act of torture should be discontinued immediately, and we should educate those who enjoy watching bullfights to the pain of the bulls. Imagine a room filled with smoke, suffocating you with each breath as you sit in the blistering heat, watching a cow slowly being tortured and taunted to death. The bullfight stadium is about 10 times worse than that room, with people sitting around, puffing smoke in your face and applauding the brutal death of the bull. Even before the fight, the bull is tortured by the lack of food and water, suffering through the excruciating hunger. During the fight, the bull is stabbed repeatedly and taunted by matador. In the beginning, the bull is stabbed with multiple swords on its back. Confused and enraged, the bull charges towards the only thing attracting it's attention, the red capes. Yet the matador stabs it again with wa sword, wounding the bull further. This cruel cycle is repeated over and over again until the bull can no longer tolerate the pain, and collapses. Should this atrocious sport continue? Should we as human beings have the right to recklessly harm and torture an animal just for our pleasure? Along with the heartless slaughter of the bull, going to bullfights can be detrimental  to your health. As mentioned before, the bullfight stadium is filled with smoke, and the puffs of smoke can be quite overwhelming and can result in health issues. In many countries, bullfighting is a big part of culture. An example would be Spain, and many people want to experience the Spanish culture. Due to this, bullfighting is a big tourist attraction in many of these countries, attracting customers by telling them to experience the Spanish culture. If bullfighting was stopped, many people believe that taking away bullfighting would damage their cultural heritage. However, is damage to a country's cultural heritage a valid excuse for torture? I think not. Bullfighting is a cold-blooded and sadistic sport, painfully torturing the bull to death. This atrocious practice must be stopped, and we must come together to protect animals of all kinds and their rights.

Inny Yeung
3,662 supporters
Update posted 2 years ago

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
20,574 supporters
Started 3 years ago

Petition to Neil Vogel (CEO, About.com), Jeff Kip (CEO, InterActive Corp)

About.com - Stop promoting cruel bullfighting

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." ACTION ALERT Urge About.com and InterActive Corp to stop publicising bullfighting on their website. Mr Neil Vogel, Mr Jeff KipCEO, About.com / InterActive CorpEmail: jeff.kip@iac.com,info@iac.comTel: +1 212 314 7277 (New York)Twitter: @neilvogel @AboutTravel @gospain

Irish Council Against Blood Sports ICABS
16,107 supporters