Target: José Ignacio Wert Ortega, Spanish Minister of Culture and Sport
Goal: Don’t allow mother of bull who gored matador to be slaughtered as part of a cruel bullfighting tradition.
The mother of a bull who fatally injured a matador during a bullfight is set to be slaughtered. The bull itself has already been murdered in an irrational bid to avenge the fallen matador. Murdering the bull is barbaric and entirely unjust as the animal did not seek out the bullfighter to kill him. Instead, the bull was trapped in an arena surrounded by noisy spectators and was taunted and tortured by matadors who waved flags in its face and cruelly planted spears in its back and neck. The frightened animal was killed simply for defending itself against this abuse.
Now, the bull’s mother, a cow named Lorenza, will be put to death as part of the bullfighting custom of “killing off the bloodline” when a bull has injured a matador. This is not only incredibly cruel, it is also absurd, considering the animals are the victims in this barbaric practice. Unfortunately, thousands of bulls are killed in bullfights each year, whether or not they harm their abusers, after having been taunted and stabbed to entertain crowds.
Sign this petition demanding that this needless slaughter be stopped so that this innocent animal is spared and urge Spain to ban the cruel and archaic practice of bullfighting for good.
Dear Minister Wert Ortega,
Please use your influence to stop the needless and cruel killing of Lorenza, the mother of the bull who fatally injured Victor Barrio in a bullfight in Madrid. While Barrio’s death is tragic, the bull did not choose to be in the ring. He has reportedly already been slaughtered simply for defending himself against the matadors’ abuse. Lorenza must not suffer a similarly unjust fate simply for the sake of bullfighting custom.
Moreover, countless bulls die in bullfighting shows after being taunted and tortured. This cruel, archaic and clearly dangerous tradition must be banned immediately. Please ensure Lorenza is not killed and take urgent steps to stop the barbaric practice of bullfighting in Spain.
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