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PETITION TARGET: Spanish Ambassador Pedro Morenés

During brutal and bloody “sporting” events, defenseless bulls are paraded around packed arenas and repeatedly stabbed with swords by matadors, who slowly and painfully kill these innocent animals to the tune of cheering fans.

Bullfighting is pure torture for the bulls forced into the ring to face mutilation and death. It’s time for Spain to finally end this cruel bloodsport, where innocent bulls are taunted, stabbed and speared until they collapse in agony.

An estimated 10,000 bulls are brutally killed every year in Spanish bullfighting arenas. And even before the fight, bulls are abused — food and water is often withheld to weaken them, or the tops of their horns are hacked off to expose the nerve, affecting their coordination.

One study showed that up to 20 percent of bulls are drugged before entering the ring.

Bullfighting is not a sport; it is extreme animal abuse under the guise of tradition. And most Spanish citizens do not support it.

Sign this petition urging Pedro Morenés, Spanish Ambassador to the United States, to call for a complete and permanent ban on bullfighting, ending this cruel bloodsport for good.

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