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: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Tweet to @Spain @SpaininIreland Leave a comment on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spain.info.ie
Petition to Warner Brothers
Stop the use of Looney Tunes on Military ships
Moby Dada, one of the cruise ships decorated with the Looney Tunes from Moby Lines, is being used to host the Spanish military police in Barcelona. This military police represent a clear attack against the civil rights, such as freedom of speech, press or assembly. They are also responsible for the detention of Catalan Officials accused of participating in the organisation of a Referendum. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/21/boats-spanish-military-police-blocked-catalan-ports-unrest-grows/ As a kid, I grew up watching the Looney Tunes adventures. For this reason, it breaks my heart to see how these beloved characters are being used in such context and I am afraid if this continues they might be inevitably associated with repression, fear, and anger in the collective imagery. I believe you had no knowledge that these could happen, and also that this was far from your intention when you decided to license your products with Moby Lines. For this reason, it's my duty to inform you of this inappropriate use of your brand, and therefore I ask you to take action on it.
Petition to UEFA
Replay the Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool
It has been proved that Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius suffered a concussion during the Champions League Final as a result of a foul by Sergio Ramos just minutes before throwing the ball into the path of Karim Benzema for Real Madrid’s first goal. As well as this, Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah was fouled by Sergio Ramos, leading to the dislocation of his shoulder. This reduced Liverpool’s chances of winning the final, yet despite the severity of the foul by Ramos, no action was taken by any match officials, and despite this petition calling for Sergio Ramos to be banned (https://www.change.org/p/uefa-uefa-fifa-should-punish-sergio-ramos-for-intentionally-hurting-mohamed-salah) UEFA have refused to call a hearing by their disciplinary panel. If UEFA are able to take action against Ramos, and replay the Champions League Final, it will prove that they can commit to their belief in “fair play”. Failure to do so will ultimately prove that they believe in deliberately causing physical harm to players, simulation of fouls (diving) and playing a dirty game overall, and that they will continue to support clubs that encourage this instead of taking action.
Petition to Daniel Howell, Phil Lester
Bring Interactive Introverts to Spain (Dan and Phil)
The 2018 Dan and Phil world tour, Interactive Introverts, will be the second opportunity us fans will have to either meet or see our idols live. Regardless of the many places they are visiting, most of Europe has been left out. So here from Spain we want to do everything there is in our hands to make them come. We do understand how difficult it is to organize, and that most likely a big part of the problem are the venues who believe there might not be enough people to go. We wish to prove them wrong with this. I have met plenty of people all around Spain who watch their videos, and are willing to travel wherever for them. But most of us can't afford to travel abroad, or aren't allowed to, so having them come would be our only opportunity to meet the two guys who saved our lives. Even if it's a single date, within our country we would be able to travel across the whole of Spain to attend the show. If you can support in any way, just spreading this, please it would mean the world to us. Thank you. ~~~ El tour de 2018 de Dan y Phil, Interactive Introverts, será la segunda oportunidad que tendremos los fans para conocer o ver a nuestros ídolos en directo. Pese a todos los lugares a los que van, gran parte de Europa ha sido obviada. Así que desde España queremos hacer todo lo que esté en nuestras manos para hacer que vengan. Somos conscientes de lo difícil que es organizar un evento como este, y que lo más probable es que gran parte del problema esté en los teatros que creen que no iría suficiente gente. Queremos mostrarles que están equivocados. He conocido a muchísima gente por toda España que ve sus vídeos y están dispuestos a viajar a donde sea por ellos. Pero la mayoría de nosotros no pueden permitirse viajar al extranjero, o no les dejan, así que hacerles venir sería nuestra única oportunidad de conocer a los dos chicos que salvaron nuestras vidas. Aún con una sola fecha, dentro de nuestro país seríamos capaces de viajar por toda España para ir al show. Si nos puedes ayudar de alguna forma, incluso solo compartiendo esto, nos ayudaría muchísimo. Gracias.
Petition to Angela Merkel (CDU), Katharina Barley, Heiko Maas, SPD, Wolfgang Zepter
Stop the deportation of Carles Puigdemont, President of Catalonia
DE / EN / ES Carles Puigdemont was arrested by the German police on March 25th, 2018. He faces deportation to Spain. Mr. Carles Puigdemont is the former President of Catalonia and the elected one after the Catalan elections on December 21st. He was invited to participate in the last elections, and his political program was legal and generally accepted. However, after Mr. Puigdemont won the Catalan elections, the Spanish Government changed its official position did not allow him to run as a candidate for president. His rights, and most importantly, the political rights of Catalan people are not respected by Spain, as it is broadly shown. Spain started a case against him and his government because of political reasons. He is accused of rebellion even though a rebellion is a violent crime, and the Catalan independence movement is entirely peaceful and pro-European. Some clear signs show a political agenda behind the Supreme Court in Spain, and there is neither a guarantee of a neutral and fair trial in Spain nor the respect for the individual rights of Catalans. If Mr. Puigdemont is deported to the Spain, he is going to face 50 years of imprisonment, and an unfair treatment for him and the people he represents. My name is Alexis Vizcaino. I am 39 years old and I live in Germany for almost five years. I work there as a PhD in Earth Sciences. I am Catalan myself and I grew up in a town near Barcelona. I am very concerned about the future of Catalonia and the human rights over there and in the European Union.
Petition to Belgian Goverment, INTERPOL, Brussels , belgium, Spain, Mariano Rajoy, Charles Michel, Donald Tusk
Extradite Carles Puigdemont From Brussels to Madrid/Extraditar Carles Puigdemont a Madrid
Carles Puigdemont has broken Spanish law by holding an illegal referendum in Cataluña and declaring independence from Spain causing immense disruption throughout the country and Europe. He has now abandoned Cataluña and run to Brussels seeking protection from Spanish law. The Goverment of Belgium should immediately hand him over to Interpol and extradite him back to Spain to face charges of sedition. Carles Puigdemont ha violado la ley Española al celebrar un referéndum ilegal en Cataluña y declarar su independencia de España ha causado una interrupción inmensa en todo el país y Europa. Ahora abandonó Cataluña y se dirigió a Bruselas buscando protección de la ley Española. El gobierno de Bélgica debería entregarlo inmediatamente a Interpol y extraditarlo a España para enfrentar cargos de sedición.