Urge the Prime Minister of Spain to End the Bloody Torture of Bulls
Every year, thousands of bulls endure a bloody death in bullrings across Spain. These deaths are slow and painful: men on horseback and on foot drive lances and barbed sticks into bulls' backs before the tormented animals are stabbed with a sword or dagger.
|© Lisa Markulla
At the annual Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, terrified bulls are shocked with electric prods to force them out onto the streets, where they're chased by screaming mobs. The panicked animals often slip and crash into walls, resulting in broken bones and other injuries. Later on, these same bulls will be barbarically killed in the bullring – a fact many tourists remain unaware of.
Compassionate people understand that this cruel and bloody spectacle is needless and unjustifiable violence, and opposition to bullfighting is growing both within Spain and around the world. A poll released last year revealed that an overwhelming 81 per cent of Spaniards do not support bullfighting, and that figure rises to 93 per cent among 16- to 24-year-olds.
It's time for the Spanish government to step up and
protect animals. Please
sign our petition to the Prime Minister calling for a national ban on
bullfights and bull runs.
Sign the Petition
Excellency Mariano Rajoy:
So far, at least seven people have died since 2015 after being gored at bull festivals in Spain, and many others have been
Bullfights and bull runs are endangering human
lives. They're also immensely cruel to the bulls, who are killed, slowly and
painfully, in the name of entertainment.
Please stop the carnage! Protect people and animals
by banning these events across Spain.