End Violent Bullfights Now

Target: Francisco Dominguez Servien, Governor of Queretaro, Mexico

Goal: Ban the barbaric bloodsport of bullfighting.

A matador was gruesomely gored in the groin after an injured bull charged at him in defense during a recent bullfighting match held in the state of Queretaro in Mexico. While most media reports focused on the injured matador’s condition, there were few who showed concern for the bull’s well-being, especially considering that it is typical to slaughter a bull that has injured a matador as a form of ‘vengeance.’ Both the harm caused to the bullfighter and the likely death of this innocent animal highlight the fact that bullfighting is an obsolete and barbaric bloodsport that must be brought to an end.

Injuries caused to matadors and other bullfighters are common, and may result in fatalities. This is to say nothing of the thousands of poor bulls that are slaughtered in the name of tradition and entertainment. Where bullfighting is still legal in the Spanish-speaking world, it is growing increasingly controversial as more and more people question its place in society in the 21st century.

There is nothing noble about celebrating the act of torturing and killing an innocent animal, and any injuries or deaths that bullfighters sustain are entirely unnecessary. Sign this petition to urge Mexican officials to put an end to this gratuitously violent and abusive sport.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Governor Servien,

Bullfighting is an abusive, cruel and dangerous practice that puts both humans and animals in harm’s way. This was illustrated recently when a matador was seriously wounded in the groin by an enraged and injured bull. While the matador’s injuries are reason enough to raise questions about this ongoing tradition, almost nothing has been said about the innocent bull who was, or will be, almost certainly slaughtered as a form of “vengeance.”

I urge you to listen to the voices of those who agree that a bloodsport like bullfighting has no place in 21st century society. It is animal cruelty, plain and simple, and it must be brought to an end. We, the undersigned, demand that you call for an immediate bullfighting ban in your state and urge your fellow Mexican politicians and local authorities to do the same.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Steven Depolo

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15 Comments

  1. How about we spear the matadors & let them fight among themselves? Maybe then they’d feel the horrific pain these unwilling bulls have to endure for human GREED. This is NOT entertainment. Boycott spending tourist dollars at any country who promotes this brutality.

  2. This poor bull was only trying to defend himself!!! Bull fighting only promotes evil with no thought to the animal. They don’t want to die. Shame on a country that finds this entertaining. A very sick practice.

  3. What are you hoping to prove by torturing bulls to death? Even when the bull- unarmed- wins it is still slaughtered! It is nothing but armed cowards who are going to win anyway.Mexico is a disgrace- full of half witted, ignorant blood lusters. God damn you!

  4. Gigi Middlebrook says:

    This “sport” needs to be banned. Whenever I hear that a matador has been gored I say bully for the bull! This is a horrible inhumane activity that needs to be stopped. It has gone on for far too long. Stop the madness!!!!

  5. BAN THE CRUEL BULLFIGHTS WHERE THE BULLS DIE IN THE END NOW.

  6. PITTY THE INBRED MATADOR WASN’T GORED MULTIPLE TIMES THEN TRAMPLED TO DEATH!
    END THIS BARBARIC CRUELTY NOW SPAIN!!!!! THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO REASON THIS SHOULD BE CONTINUING!!!!
    SHAME SHAME SHAME, TOTAL DISGRACE THE WAY SPAIN TREATS ALL ANIMALS. EVIL EVIL EVIL.

  7. GOOD I AM SO HAPPY THAT THE MATADOR GOT TO FEEL THE HORRIFIC PAIN THAT THE BULLS FEEL EVER TIME THEY KILL A POOR DEFENCLESS BULL, YOU DESERVE IT MATADOR.

  8. Barton Dixon says:

    “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi

    “If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.” Albert Einstein

    “Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” Authur Schopenhauer

  9. Kathryn Irby says:

    Animals are NOT ENTERTAINERS!!!! ANIMAL WELFARE OVER PROFITS!!

  10. Irene Leggett says:

    Poetic justice for the bull although he was probably killed anyway but at least he went ‘down’ fighting. Shame on those taking part in such a heinous atrocity and shame on those that actually PAY to watch the brutal and cruel murder of an innocent animal.

  11. Kae Blecha, OTR says:

    Win or lose, the bull dies regardless. This is not a sport.

  12. The bull isn’t killed because he hurt the matador. The bull is killed either way. See those big spears sticking out of it? Disgusting cretins and their idiotic ‘sports’

  13. END THE CRUEL BULLFIGHTS TO SAVE THE BULLS FROM THE CRUELTY ON THEM.

  14. Kathryn Irby says:

    Stop Killing Bulls in the name of “Sports!” Animal Welfare over Profits!

  15. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    this is no worse than the bullfight in spain.

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