Help Shut Down Spain's Bullfighting Schools
Children as young as 14 are being taught to
torture and kill calves and bulls
recorded by PACMA,
shows a becerrada, in which
an apprentice bullfighter attacks
a young calf – who doesn't even have fully formed horns and hasn't been
weaned from his mother's milk.
All bullfights are
horrible to watch, but it's especially horrifying to see this young, terrified
animal stagger around – as he is stabbed repeatedly and bleeds from multiple
wounds – before he falls to the ground and his ears are cut off.
Last year, another
disturbing video showed children as young as 14 learning how to stab calves as
part of a practical exam at a bullfighting school in Madrid.
children to torment and kill animals is deeply wrong. According to the United
[T]he participation of children and adolescents in bullfighting
activities constitutes a grave violation of the articles of the Convention on
the Rights of the Child … as they are being indoctrinated for a violent act.
Of course, such
events are also unthinkably cruel to bulls.
It's time for Spain to respect the rights of children and animals by closing down its gruesome
bullfighting schools, which currently receive government funding.
Write to Spain's Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, and ask that bullfighting schools be closed down.
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