Target: President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos
Goal: Ban bull fighting in Colombia
Bull fighting is a tradition in Colombia, where many citizens partake in a cruel sport that brutally kills bulls. These animals are placed in a ring where bull fighters, and sometimes the audience, taunt the bull while avoiding injury. In the end, the animal is killed with swords, knives, and other implements in a display of male strength and amusement for the audience. This entertainment has been dubbed inhumane and abusive by many animal rights activists, but Colombian citizens vehemently support this tradition. Urge the President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos to ban this sport immediately.
In the town of Turbaco, citizens participated in corraleja, which is a type of bull fighting where members of the audience are allowed to participate. Normally only the bull fighters are allowed in the ring, but a recent event has sparked outrage in the animal rights community. Footage and images from the corraleja in Turbaco revealed citizens taking turns taunting a bull, chasing it down, and then killing it with machetes, knives, and kicks. This animal did not have the chance to run away from its pursuers, since it was placed in a ring. To anyone with a compassionate heart, this scene is barbaric, cruel, and is a prime example as to why bull fighting should be banned.
The practice is forbidden in Colombia’s capital, yet it remains popular in the rural areas of the nation. Unfortunately, bull fighting is still supported by certain government officials, such as the mayor of Turbaco. Myron Martinez is defending the sport because it is considered a local tradition, but even the federal government disagrees. The Ministry of Culture stated that it would look into the matter and conduct a public debate.
Bull fighting is considered by many to be an evil and heartless sport, where the animals involved are at the mercy of humans. If you want this violent tradition to stop, please sign this petition and urge President Juan Manuel Santos to abolish the sport immediately.
Dear President Juan Manuel Santos,
I find bull fighting to be abhorrent, and I cannot believe that human beings would willingly participate in such an event. I am glad that it is outlawed in your nation’s capital, but this ban needs to be implemented nationally. News outlets have reported on the corraleja that took place in Turbaco, and animal rights activists have expressed their hatred for the sport. Surely you can sympathize with their outrage. If it were you or another human being placed in that ring, would you be able to watch or participate in the creature’s demise? I think not.
I beg you to make this sport illegal nationwide. Bulls and horses are not meant for this kind of barbaric entertainment. It is cruel to subject an animal to such torture for entertainment’s sake. Please stop the mistreatment of animals and end bull fighting in Colombia.
[Your Name Here]
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