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URGENT: Ask Spain to Make the Right Decision on Bullfighting

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Bullfighting is shameful, violent animal abuse dressed up as "sport." Yet, despite growing condemnation of this cruel tradition, the Spanish government is currently considering whether or not to recommend that bullfighting be protected as a national cultural pastime.

Such a move would be a huge step backward and could provide the legal basis for overruling existing bans on bullfighting in Catalonia and the Canary Islands. Bullfighting has been on the decline for years, with attendance decreasing and bullrings closing across the country as more and more people put animal welfare first. Seventy-six percent of Spaniards say that they have no interest in this barbaric ritual, and the industry survives only because of huge subsidies.

Spain is a country rich in history, architecture, cinema, art, and culture. We need to let authorities know that protecting bullfighting will damage Spain's reputation and can only have a negative impact on the tourism industry, which is so important to the country's economy.

Please write to Spain's ambassador to the U.S. and ask him to oppose protection for bullfighting. The government's decision is imminent, so take action today!

We have a final chance to defeat this misguided law. Representatives from a coalition of 100 animal welfare organizations (of which PETA is a member) met with Spanish senators to hand over a letter denouncing the proposed law. Please show your support by writing to Spain's ambassador to the U.S. and asking him to oppose protection for bullfighting. The government's decision is imminent, so take action today!

Dear [Decision Maker],

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

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