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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  1. We need to urge Mexico to discard the bloody barbaric tradition transplanted from Spain.

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