Permanently End Violent ‘Running of the Bulls’ Festival

Target: The Most Excellent Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain

Goal: End the violent and dangerous “running of the bulls” festival in Spain.

Nine people have been injured and one gored during this year’s “running of the bulls” festival in Pamplona, Spain. The time-honored tradition has recently come under major criticism due to the dangers involved for both bulls and humans alike. Not only are dozens of participants injured or killed each year, but the bulls are just as likely to die from exhaustion or stress while running. Those who survive are forced into a fight afterwards, and slaughtered by the matadors.

Bullfighting is already a cruel and inhumane pastime, which animal welfare groups have been fighting to put a stop to for years. The animals are treated as objects to be taunted and forced into violent altercations, and the humans who participate in the fights risk injury. The running of the bulls festival only adds to the danger and exploitation. Furthermore, spectators run the risk of injury or harm should things get out of control.

This long-running tradition must end now. Times have changed, and it is no longer acceptable or commendable to endanger the lives of humans or animals for the sake of entertainment. Too many people and bulls have died, and we must prevent future deaths. Sign this petition to ensure that this year’s running of the bulls is the last one.


Dear Your Excellency Prime Minister Sánchez,

Two days into the annual running of the bulls, nine people have been injured and one gored. This tradition has garnered much criticism in recent years, and with good reason. Not only is it a lead-in to the already exploitative bullfighting, which forces animals into danger and possibly death, but it is dangerous to the matadors and the runners. Dozens of people and bulls die or suffer severe injuries every year in this event.

You must put an end to the running of the bulls. Tradition or not, it is dangerous and cruel. Animals deserve better than to be exploited for human entertainment, and humans should not be encouraged to endanger their lives in such a way. Times have changed, and so should traditions. Please let this year’s running of the bulls be the last there ever is.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Enough is enough! This is cruel and abusive! There is no reason for this at all! Just another stupid human tradition!

    • gen agustsson says:

      why it is the stupid evil tradition

    • I agree, the animals deserve respect and a safe environment, this is caveman mentality – barbaric and evil

    • LeAnn Martinez says:

      I agree 100% stop this cruel tradition it is evil and so very sad!! Bull riding is another that needs to stop!! There is so much evil in this world so very sad.

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