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Campaign Update: Pamela Anderson Urges the Spanish Senate to Reject Bullfighting Bill

Baywatch star teams up with PETA again

Pamela Anderson has just appealed to the Spanish Senate urging it to reject a bill to protect bullfighting and grant it cultural heritage status. The disgraceful proposal is currently under consideration by the Senate and has been opposed by hundreds  of thousands of compassionate people both in Spain and internationally.

“Tormenting bulls for entertainment belongs to the Dark Ages, not the 21st century”, writes the former Baywatch star, who visited Spain last month. “Please take a compassionate stance against this cruel pastime by rejecting the bill to protect bullfighting. I guarantee that you will win the hearts, including mine, of citizens around the world.”

Experts and Animal Welfare Organisations Drive the Message Home

Today, representatives from a coalition of animal welfare organisations (of which PETA is a member) met with Spanish senators to hand over a letter denouncing the proposed law. In September, we already presented politicians in Madrid with 250,000 signatures from people in more than 135 countries who oppose bullfighting. Love Spain Hate Bullfights banner in Spanish Senate

An accompanying letter, signed by 140 scientists and academics, points out that promoting animal abuse has a negative effect on the whole of society, raising concerns about how bullfights can desensitise children to violence. “Culture stops where cruelty starts”, as Spanish activist Marta Esteban Miñano explains.

Opposition to bullfighting is overwhelming, both in Spain and internationally. Enshrining this atrocity would sanction cruelty and do a great disservice to Spain’s compassionate majority, who want nothing to do with this barbaric pastime, much less for their taxes to be spent on propping it up.

Our campaign against the so-called “sport” is gaining momentum. Public pressure has led the Association of British Travel Agents, which is responsible for 90 per cent of UK foreign holiday packages, to launch its first animal welfare charter, which describes bullfights and bull-running fiestas as “unacceptable practices”.

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The Spanish Senate’s vote is expected to take place on either 5 to 6 or 19 to 20 November. Stay tuned for updates – and thank you to everyone who wrote to the Spanish Embassy with the powerful “Love Spain Hate Bullfights” message.

If you haven’t already spoken out against this abhorrent bill, please join Pamela and thousands of other here: petauk.org/lovespainhatebullfights

Pamela Anderson photo: ©charleshenridebeur.com

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  1. avatar Gina Powell says:

    Bullfighting is cruel and inhumane. It has no place in today’s international climate. It is not cultural nor traditional. It is a horrific act of violence against a sensitive and defenceless non-human species. This should not be taught to children. This should be outlawed never mind protected. Spain and its citizens will pay a high price for endorsing despicable acts of violence against a living creature. This must end. This must not be protected under “culture” or “tradition.” Listen to the majority if your citizens who don’t support this.

  2. avatar sandra burns says:

    something needs to be done to STOP the cruel disgusting way to treat animals, STOP this NOW

  3. avatar maureen msrtin says:

    This is barbaric should b stop.

  4. avatar Sandi Tasche says:

    I would love to visit Spain but will never go because of the bullfighting.

  5. avatar Emma Jo says:

    Bullfighting is barbaric and in no way ‘entertainment’. We have to stop this horrendous spectacle and educate people to see that it has no place in modern society.

  6. avatar Lauren says:

    This inhumane practice needs to be stopped! TORTURE IS CRUEL. We must end this now!!!

  7. […] “Torturar toros para el entretenimiento pertenece a una Era Oscura, no al siglo XXI. Por favor, tomen una postura compasiva en contra de este cruel pasatiempo rechazando el proyecto de ley que intenta proteger las corridas de toros. Garantizo que ganarán el corazón, incluyendo el mío, de los ciudadanos del mundo”, escribe Pamela en esta misiva, según ha hecho público la propia organización. […]

  8. avatar Gejo Canovas says:

    Sometimes I feel ashamed of been Spanish. This is one of the reasons why!! This is not culture, this is simple torture and ignorance. It is time to stop behaving like barbarians. We live in the 21st Century!!

  9. avatar Reyna says:

    Que lindo resulta para esos seres sin voz despierten la solidaridad de una persona tan bella como tu, Pamela.

    Gracias desde Caracas por ese apoyo y que Dios te bendiga

  10. avatar Lorna Briers-Parr says:

    Bullfighting has no place in the 21st century and any country continuing this atrocity should be shunned by the rest of the world.

  11. avatar Jason Sommers says:

    Bull fighting is barberic and it needs to be stopped.

  12. […] – On a same day that animal gratification organizations met with Spain’s politicians to try to convince […]

  13. avatar Pat Stier says:

    Absolutely shameful, not a vacation spot for me with bullfighting going on.

  14. avatar Szilvia S says:

    I don’t understand why this so called “sport” is still legal. It’s cruel & inhumane. Bullfighting is a disgrace

  15. avatar guillaume langlois says:

    Esta “cultura” era la de salvajes que apenas sabian que la terra no era plana.

    España todavia vive varios siglos atras o ha evolucionado?

    Por lo que se ve, no tiene verguenza en promocionarse como un pais donde los que matan y torturan se creen heroes.

  16. […] “Torturar toros para el entretenimiento pertenece a una Era Oscura, no al siglo XXI. Por favor, tomen una postura compasiva en contra de este cruel pasatiempo rechazando el proyecto de ley que intenta proteger las corridas de toros. Garantizo que ganarán el corazón, incluyendo el mío, de los ciudadanos del mundo”, escribe Pamela en esta misiva, según ha hecho público la propia organización. […]

  17. avatar annika dicke says:

    this is horrible it needs to stop please make it stop.

  18. avatar Jesus Pesqueda says:

    Mis mas queridos y hermanos españoles. Mi mombre es.Jesús, y vengo de las.raices española de Garcia, Galindo, Pesqueda. Sé que es.una tradición de cientos años de ésta clase de deporte,.pero los animales son para el mundo creado por Dios para gozar de ellos y no abusar de ellos. Los toreros provocan al los toros para vengarse, y esto es nada bueno.
    Por favor, Governantes de España, ya paren esto. Los toros han.matado toreros por provocaciones, y claro el toro se tiene que.defender de su enemigo como cualquier otra clase de.animal. Nosotros tambien defendemos nuestros.seres.queridos si estan en peligro, así es lo mismo de los animales.

    Dios les bendiga.

    Mi sinceridad,

    Jesus Pesqueda

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