[Ed. Note: Watch Bullfighting: From
the moment the bull enters the ring, he is destined to die.]
Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO) preserves many expressions of genuine
Intangible Cultural Heritage.
Please let UNESCO know that you would never support a move
to accept bullfighting, or any other act of animal cruelty, as a
practice worthy of Intangible Cultural Heritage.
an online petition
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Intangible Cultural Heritage and Animal Cruelty
Bullfighting is not culture; it is cruelty
I am concerned that several political bodies have begun the
process to recognise bullfighting and bull fiestas as cultural
Whilst I applaud the important work that UNESCO undertakes to
preserve many expressions of cultural heritage, I would never
support a move to accept bullfighting, or any other act of
animal cruelty, as a practice worthy of Intangible Cultural
Within the countries in which these acts of animal cruelty
take place there are large caring communities that oppose such
blatant acts against sentient animals. Recent opinion polls have
shown that bullfighting is not supported by the majority of
I would like to join you in celebrating many expressions of
cultural heritage, but I could never celebrate animal suffering.
Bullfighting is not culture, it is cruelty.
I trust that UNESCO would never give a veneer of
respectability to the torment and stabbing to death of animals
-- animal cruelty can never be an acceptable form of cultural
Thank you for everything you do for animals!