Target: Montse Mindan, Mayor of Roses
Goal: Stop hurting ducks for the sake of tradition.
Ducks are tortured during a festival in Roses, Spain every year, because citizens find it necessary to continue a tradition. If something is not done to stop this, many more ducks will suffer and likely die as a result.
At a cruel event, ducks are thrown into the sea and brought back to shore by people who race to capture them. An animal rescue organization that has helped the ducks in the past has found that they have not only suffered from high amounts of stress, but that they have also experienced internal hemorrhaging as a result of participants’ actions.
Unfortunately, at the last festival an animal rights activist was beaten with a live duck by one of the event’s supporters, making the festival even more cruel and horrifying than it had been in past years. Because of the shocking incident, the mayor is thinking about ending the tradition once and for all.
Sign this petition and urge Mayor Mindan to carry out with the decision of ending this thoughtless festival for good. Animals do not deserve to be treated like mere objects in a trivial game, and they certainly don’t deserve to be used as weapons against people who are only trying to make others aware of such senseless and heartless practices.
Dear Mayor Mindan,
Each year ducks are hurt in a traditional festival that your city holds. If the festival is not ended for good, many more animals will likely die as a result of this agonizing event.
Animal Rescue Espana has observed that ducks become greatly stressed as a result of being thrown into the sea and retrieved by humans. Even if it can be argued that psychological stresses cannot be proven, the damaging physical toll this event takes on the ducks is apparent. For example, many ducks have been shown to experience internal hemorrhaging after the festival has taken place.
In addition, continuing to hold this festival is sending a message to your citizens that treating animals like disposable objects is perfectly OK. This attitude was clearly displayed in the most recent festival when a lady beat an animal right’s activist with a live duck.
It is for these reasons that I urge you to end this horrible and outdated tradition for good. While heritage is important, it is not as important as treating animals with the respect and decency that they truly deserve.
[Your Name Here]
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