Just Don’t Book It – Travel Companies Refuse to Promote Bullfighting
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Just Don’t Book It – Travel Companies Refuse to Promote Bullfighting

Progress! Thomas Cook and Brittany Ferries have agreed to implement a formal policy against promoting bullfighting and the Running of the Bulls after receiving letters from PETA.

As we pointed out to the companies, following the bull run – during which many bulls and spectators have been injured – the animals are tormented and killed in cruel and archaic bullfights. This year, several people were seriously hurt in Pamplona and a 16-year-old boy was gored to death during a bull run in northern Spain.

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Despite the blood and barbarism during the festival of San Fermín, some travel companies promote a visit to Pamplona as if it were just another holiday choice – failing to warn customers that they’ll be participating in a potentially life-threatening event and supporting one of the cruellest pastimes in the world. Many of the British tourists who go to Pamplona each year don’t know that every animal who tears through the streets in terror during the run will have his life ended in agony, stabbed with spears, spikes and daggers in front of a screaming crowd in the bullring, just hours later, as part of the same “festival”. But these tourists are still paying to prop up this sadistic industry.

Thomas Cook and Brittany Ferries are setting a great example by refusing to support cruel bullfighting in their brochures and advertising. After all, bullfighting is completely out of tune with the values of modern Spain. Seventy-six per cent of Spanish people want nothing to do with this barbaric inheritance.

If you spot any travel companies promoting bullfighting or Pamplona as a holiday destination, please send us an e-mail and let us know so that we can write to the company asking that it do the right thing, too.

We’re also campaigning to ask the Spanish government to oppose a measure that would protect bullfighting as a cultural pastime. There’s still time to add your name to the movement. Take action here: http://petauk.org/lovespainhatebullfights

Image: Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals

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  1. avatar ced laposta says:

    STOP IT NOW!

  2. avatar Christel Aminoff says:

    It´s the shame of Spain!! But not only that; it´s the shame of the European Union who allows this to go on!! AND it´s a shame for the humankind!!

  3. avatar Perla says:

    Es inhumana la manera en la tratan a esos animales. En estos tiempos ustedes siguen usando practicas medievales llamando a esto “Cultura”.
    Como adultos tenemos la capacidad de rechazar lo violento, cruel y brutal asi sea llamado “Cultura”.
    Paren esta matanza indiscriminada y si quieren divertirse de esa
    Forma tan violenta entonces haganlo con ustedes mismos y ustedes mismos matenze. Le harian un favor a la humanidad.

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  5. please stop this torture

  6. avatar maría núñez says:

    stop toros cruel, basta!!!

  7. Entre todos podemos salvar a estos pobres animales…vamoooos!!!

  8. avatar Ruth Rogers-Wright says:

    Torture for entertainment is not a sign of manhood but a spectacle of bloodlust, which could be better redirected into expressing positive anger and action for real change in this cruel and suffering humanity.

  9. avatar ana says:

    i hate beeing spanish cause in my country our goberment allows give money an say yes to this murderes of the bullfighiting please help us stopping this NO TO THIS BULLS KILLERS!!!!

    • avatar RAVEN says:

      AS YOU SEEM TO LIVE IN SPAIN WHERE THIS CRUEL PRACTICE GOES ON, YOU WOULD BE OF MORE HELP IN ENLISTING A NETWORK OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND ORGANISING PUBLIC DEMOS, EVEN AS FAR AS GOING TO THE SPANISH CONSULATE OFFICE AND MAKING A STAND.

  10. avatar Ellen Moshenberg says:

    Some of Lonely Planet Guidebooks have bulls on the cover.

  11. avatar Molla Gloria says:

    Respeto al entorno y a la vida

  12. avatar alessandra sala says:

    stop it!

  13. avatar ria says:

    Stop this horrible cruel and very very old fashioned so called sport , its vile the people that go have the choice to do so but the bulls dnt get a choice and its disgusting, would u like to be chased around and stabbed to death errm am sure not!!! so y is it acceptable to do it to another living feeling breathing thing? its not and never will be stop it now n become good people and stop murdering!!!!!

  14. avatar sherie says:

    please join the 20th century ..these sports are not only bloody cruel but also old hat !!!

  15. They should stop this barbaric sport, its not entertainment, its murder, no Excuse !!

  16. avatar Núria says:

    I’m from Barcelona. Thank you everyone.

  17. avatar anabela says:

    May I suggest that you do the same with Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet who still allow promotion to bullfights both in Spain and Portugal.
    Most of the hotels and tourist boards in the Algarve promote bullfights although we are trying so hard to stop it. All because they (bullfightin organizers) are sponsered by European funds!!!!

  18. avatar Gay lawson says:

    Now the next step is to stop this horrible barbaric sport.

  19. avatar carmen says:

    Hello, im from spain and im fight for the abolition of all animal abuse.help us!! Please your voises in ue are very important for us.

  20. avatar Neusa says:

    Chega dessa barbárie !

  21. avatar jeanine says:

    Non aux maltraitances , mutilations , tueries de quelques sorte que se soit , laissons les animaux en paix !

  22. avatar Soria says:

    Bullfighting is very dangerous festival. Spanish people celebrate this festival in honour of the San Fermin. But now 72 per cent of Spaniards are just not interested in watching sadists killing bulls so I think it is falling down its popularity. But I think it will never end because it is a tradition of Spanish.

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