Stop Slaughtering Bulls With Swords, Lances and Barbed Darts for the ‘Sport’ of Bullfighting

Target: Richard Ferrand, President of France’s National Assembly

Goal: Ban bullfighting that causes grotesque injuries and a thousand-plus deaths.

A court acknowledged that bullfighting caused “great suffering”…suffering that includes grotesque injuries and infections. The instruments of this suffering include swords, lances, and barbed darts. And the outcomes of the suffering in bullfighting range from debilitating head and neck trauma to death. In France alone, the country where the aforementioned court is located, about 1,000 bulls are killed every year. But after talking about the suffering and cruelty that defines bullfighting, judges at the court in question declared that local customs carry greater weight than animal cruelty. They ruled against the Society for the Protection of Animals (SPA) in a case the animal rights organization brought against a bullfighter for “shocking and barbaric” animal cruelty. Then, to pour salt in the wound of animal welfare advocates everywhere, they ordered the SPA to pay the defendant’s court fees.

This case represents the latest loss in a long battle against French bullfighting. Despite having strong animal cruelty laws for nearly every other class of animal, none of these laws protect vulnerable bulls. In areas where bullfighting has long been practiced, the barbarity of this supposed “entertainment” is exempt from any liability or criminality. The courts will obviously not intervene on behalf of these living beings, so lawmakers must at last take the reins.

Sign the petition below to demand France abolish this sick blood-sport once and for all.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Ferrand,

Stab wounds, burns, gory infections, broken bones: such injuries inflicted on a wide scale would shock the conscience of any caring person. If you heard that such torturous injuries took the lives of over 1,000 living beings every year, would you be outraged? Would the outrage turn to confusion if you discovered such brutal behaviors were permitted by your leaders…by yourself?

No amount of waxing poetic about tradition and custom can hide the fact that this reality is the face of bullfighting in France. The country has some of the strongest animal cruelty laws in the world, and you pride yourselves on civility and empathy. This violent practice defies every assertion you make, and it makes a mockery of French ideals.

Please take the only possible step forward. Abolish a deadly form of entertainment that no longer has a place in a humane society.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]


80 Comments

  1. WHY IS THIS STILL ALLOWED?!!

  2. Linda Cummings says:

    I thought this dark ages atrocies against animals was long gone in this sopposedly cizilized country. I thought you were more evolved than this! What the f##*k!

  3. Only evil,unintelligent people think there is nothing wrong with torturing an innocent animal to death like this. These are sentient beings that feel pain,fear,sadness,happiness etc.. just like people. This needs to stop now!

  4. Irena Durakic-Edwards says:

    Stop or kill all primitives who are getting high on torture and murder of inocent!

  5. Maria Bertrand says:

    Richard Ferrand, President of France’s National Assembly

    France, Spain and any place else that tortures bulls ….you are barbaric beyond belief.
    This practice has always disgusted me….how can you treat bulls this way? how can people think it is ok to go and watch an animal suffering?

    I hope and pray you all feel what the bulls do and you get thrown in the ring ..running for your life from the swords, lances, and barbed darts…and SO MUCH MORE…YOU ARE ALL EVIL!

    PUT AN END TO THIS IMMEDIATELY!!!! THIS IS BEYOND ANIMAL CRUELTY AND SHOULD BE PUNISHABLE TO THE MAXIMUM!!!

  6. Disgusting and sick who can even do such a thing?

  7. bastards all those who participate in such events F…

  8. Fran Elkington says:

    This MUST be banned. This is NOT a sport & is an unbelievably barbaric, cruel & sadistic way to treat an animal. It is utterly shameful that some people want to be involved in this & that others come to watch. Something is seriously wrong with anyone who thinks its OK to treat an animal like this.

  9. Nancy Chiodo says:

    Not a sport by any stretch of the imagination. Bullfighting is horrifically inhumane, cruel, & for stupid subhumans. It must end now!

  10. I’m shocked and surprised this is happening in so called civerlised country like France obviously not civerlised sadly.

  11. Backwards and ignorant people in France do bullfighting and go to watch bullfights

  12. This ignorant practice should have been stopped a long time ago. People should ban touring any country that supports such a horrid practice. If ears won’t listen, bank accounts usually will.

  13. ALL THIS CRUELTY TO ALL BULLS NEED TO BE STOPPED IMMEDIATELY AND BANNED FOR EVER!!!! Maybe ALL these CRUEL BULLFIGHTERS should be ON THE OTHER END OF THOSE TORTURING WEAPONS & NOT INNOCENT BULLS!!!!!

  14. The governments where those murders happen should be accused in the UN.

  15. debra goldstein lustig says:

    THIS IS NOT A SPORT. IT’S AN DISGRACEFUL ACT OF ANIMAL ABUSE AND CRUELTY WHICH MUST BE STOPPED.

  16. Michelle Stewart says:

    Bullfighting must be banned immediately all over the world. If anyone is caught organizing fights, participating in fights, or killing bulls, each person must be sentenced to 15 years in prison with no early parole, each person pay a $500,000 fine, and be banned for life from owning or going near any animals ever again

  17. Samantha Frankham says:

    Just barbaric

  18. I am so sick of ‘tradition’ being used to continue with such barbaric practices. I thought France was a forward thinking country but I guess not. It’s on par with those that have festivals to eat dogs and cats. You disgust me.

  19. This is not sport it’s savagery.

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