Stop Spain's Cruel "Running of the Bulls"

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Originally Posted: 21 August 2008

Stop Spain's Cruel "Running of the Bulls"

From Kinship Circle http://www.kinshipcircle.org

http://getactive.peta.org/campaign/uk_rotn?qp_source=papadvukrnenews&c=pap%5fenews 

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SPANISH EMBASSY IN UNITED STATES
His Excellency Carlos Westendorp y Cabeza
Embassy of Spain
2375 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW * Washington, DC 20037-1736
ph: 202-452-0100, 202-728-2340 * fax: 202-833-5670
email: spain@spainemb.org, embespus@mail.mae.es  
related emails: ocultura.spainemb@attglobal.net, Emb.wash@maec.es

SPANISH CONSULATE OFFICES IN UNITED STATES
conspbos@mail.mae.es, cgspain.chicago@mail.mae.es spainconsulatehoust@prodigy.net, consplax@mail.mae.es
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spainconsulny@mail.mae.es, conspsfo@mail.mae.es, cog.washington@mae.es
cgesp.pr@correo.mae.es 
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SPANISH EMBASSY IN UNITED KINGDOM
His Excellency Senor Don Carlos Miranda
Spanish Ambassador to the United Kingdom
39 Chesham Place - London SW1X 8SB
email: embespuk@mail.mae.es 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
Place de la Province, 1 - 28012 Madrid
email: informae@mae.es 

MAYOR OF PAMPLONA & PAMPLONA CITY COUNCIL
Honorable Sra Dna Yolanda Barcina
Alcaldesa-Presidenta
Ayuntamiento de Pamplona
Plaza Consistorial
31001 Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona City Council
Plaza Consistorial, s/n
31001 - Pamplona (Navarra) - Spain
ph: 011-34-948-42-01-10
email: pamplona@pamplona.es, pamplona.net@ayto-pamplona.es 

DIRECTOR OF THE CASA DE MISERICORDIA
Jesus Vicente Cia Garza, Director
Casa de Misericordia
C/Vuelta del Castillo, 1
31007 Pamplona - Spain
ph: 011-34-948-26-48-11 * fax: 011-34-948-19-90-44
email: direccion@casamisericordiapamplona.com 

PRESIDENT OF SPAIN
His Excellency Sr. Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
Palacio de la Moncloa
28071 Madrid - SPAIN
fax: +34 913 900 217 * email: jlrzapatero@presidencia.gob.es 

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TO: spain@spainemb.org, embespus@mail.mae.es
ocultura.spainemb@attglobal.net, Emb.wash@maec.es, conspbos@mail.mae.es
cgspain.chicago@mail.mae.es, spainconsulatehoust@prodigy.net
consplax@mail.mae.es, cgspain.miami@mail.mae.es
conspneworleans@mail.mae.es, spainconsulny@mail.mae.es
conspsfo@mail.mae.es, cog.washington@mae.es, cgesp.pr@correo.mae.es
embespuk@mail.mae.es, informae@mae.es, pamplona@pamplona.es
pamplona.net@ayto-pamplona.es, direccion@casamisericordiapamplona.com ,
jlrzapatero@presidencia.gob.es 

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Honorable Officials Of Spain:

I am dismayed the "Running of the Bulls" annually features a chaotic rush of
bulls through Pamplona streets. I cannot tour any society that condones the
senseless brutalization of animals.

I call upon officials to forbid the use of animals in the Festival of San
Fermin. In place of old-fashioned stampedes and bullfights, please consider
an all-human race that rejoices in the human spirit.

Bulls — restrained in darkness before goaded into the streets with
electrical shocks — are temporarily unable to see in the bright sun.
Running crowds smack the frightened animals with rolled newspapers. Most
bulls stumble and collide with walls as they try to navigate the route's
jagged corners. They smash bones and hurt themselves during the frenzy.

At night, the animals die in violent bullfights staged to "celebrate" each
run. Many tourists lose respect for a culture that promotes animal torment
and slaughter as entertainment.

In Spain itself, a 2006 Gallup survey shows 72% of Spaniards are
disinterested in bullfights. Barcelona City Council proclaimed Barcelona an
anti-bullfighting city in April 2004, with another 38 Catalan municipalities
voicing their opposition to bullfighting. The Catalonian government has
debated the inclusion of bullfighting in anti-cruelty laws.

Tradition never justifies cruelty. If it did, child labor, slavery, lynching, cannibalism, and foot binding would remain acceptable customs. I
urge you to take a stand against bull runs and fights by refusing to permit
these blood spectacles in the 21st Century.

Please inform me about any plans to ban the Running of the Bulls and
bullfights during the Festival of San Fermin. Thank you for your valuable
time and attention.

Your signature...

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REFERENCE LINKS
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Help End Bullfights and the ‘Running of the Bulls’
http://runningofthenudes.com/take_action.asp 

‘Running of the Bulls’ Factsheet
http://runningofthenudes.com/bullfighting_facts.asp 

FACT SHEET: Tourist Beware, Bullfights & Blood Fiestas
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/fact_sheets/TouristBeware.pdf

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