Target: Embassy of Spain Counselor Belén Moreno Raymundo
Goal: End the cruel tradition of bullfighting throughout the world.
Bulls are being mistreated in many countries during traditional bullfighting festivals. Many youths of these regions aspire to become matadors because of the general acceptance and prestige of this brutal practice.
PETA reported that about one thousand bulls are killed each year due to bullfights. These fights force the bulls to enter an arena where they are stabbed with darts in order to cripple them. After a sufficient amount of blood is drained by the matador, who taunts the animal with a cape, the bull is pushed to run until it becomes disoriented and cannot fight back. Finally the matador will kill the animal or, if he fails, the executioner will kill the bull and may cut off its body parts to present as a gift to the matador.
Many Spaniards and French citizens are opposed to the practice of bullfighting, but it is still in practice because of its deep roots in cultural tradition. Despite the romanticism of this tradition for some people in these countries, bullfighting is severe animal abuse that psychologically and physically torments the helpless animals. Bull ranches must be closed down and bullfighting needs to be extinguished from cultural activity.
Demand that bullfighting be banned throughout Spain.
Dear Mrs. Belén Moreno Raymundo,
Bullfighting is a common practice throughout Spain and several other countries. The practice is an abuse of animal rights and causes bulls to experience psychological and physical trauma that no animal should endure.
The nature of these fights is to slowly torment and weaken the bulls, impairing and humiliating them until they are unable to fight back against the torture. Because the practice is integrated in the culture of these countries, many young people aspire to participate in it as adults. Therefore it’s important to raise awareness of the harmful effects of this activity so that it can begin to be fazed out as a common and accepted cultural tradition.
Many citizens from bullfighting countries have begun opposing the outdated practice and wish to protect the animals from this abuse. We urge you to help ban bullfighting in Spain and protect the rights of bulls.
[Your Name Here]
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