Each year, thousands of bulls are tortured and killed in bullrings throughout Spain.
Prior to the fight, bulls are intentionally debilitated in various ways: They're often deprived of food and a few inches of their horns are sometimes sawed off to expose the nerve and impair their coordination in an illegal practice called "shaving." And a study at Spain's Salamanca University revealed that 20 percent of the bulls used for fighting are drugged before they enter the ring.
Bullfighting is shameful, violent animal abuse dressed up as "sport." Yet, despite growing hate of this cruel tradition, the Spanish government is currently considering whether or not to recommend that bullfighting be protected as a national cultural pastime.
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!
Dear [Decision Maker],