Target: Mariano Rajoy, Spanish Prime Minister
Goal: Outlaw the brutal and bloody annual running of the bulls event where terrified animals are chased and killed.
A barbaric and dangerous annual event involving terrified bulls being chased through the streets and killed must be banned. Each year, panicked bulls are forced to run along slippery, cobbled streets while being taunted by spectators and jumped on by participants during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain. The festival lasts a week, with six new bulls enduring this cruelty each morning for seven days, before being killed by matadors in evening bullfights.
Aside from being highly distressing and deadly to the bulls, the event is also incredibly dangerous for people. Each year, up to 100 people are injured during the run, including participants and spectators. At least six people were seriously gored by the frightened animals last year and several fatalities have been recorded.
Sign this petition urging the Spanish government to immediately outlaw this cruel and outdated event as well as ban the barbaric practice of bullfighting across the country.
Dear Mr. Rajoy,
Each year, terrified bulls are chased through the streets of Pamplona during the cruel San Fermin Festival’s running of the bulls. After being pursued, taunted, jumped on and otherwise tormented, these animals are killed in evening bullfights. Over the course of a week, more than 40 bulls are tortured and killed in this manner.
Abusing animals is not an acceptable form of entertainment, and this event is attracting an increasing amount of local and international criticism. Spain must now outlaw this cruel and outdated activity as well as the equally barbaric practice of bullfighting, focusing instead on the many humane traditions the country has to offer. This would also safeguard participants and spectators, of which many are severely injured during the event each year.
Please immediately cancel this year’s running of the bulls in Pamplona and ban the practice countrywide to ensure Spain is seen as taking the world’s increasing interest in animal welfare seriously.
[Your Name Here]
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