Ban Barcelona Bullfighting
03 March 2004
On 25 March 2004, petitions from all over the world will be presented to the mayor of Barcelona. Please add your name to this appeal for Barcelona's one remaining bullring to be permanently shut down.
The WSPA/ADDA "Culture Without Cruelty" campaign aims to convince the mayor to declare Barcelona an anti-bullfight city. To voice your opposition to bullfighting in Barcelona, please click on "Take Action" at www.antibullfight.org.
Alternatively, you can print out an Anti-bullfighting Barcelona 2004 petition or post the sample letter below.
Sample Letter to Mayor
Alcade de Barcelona
To the Mayor of Barcelona
The Universal Forum of Culture is to be celebrated in the city of Barcelona in 2004. It hopes to become an historical and universal event. Based on the Forum's statement of principles and values it will 'promote conditions necessary for peace, support and encouragement for the defence of the individual rights and civil liberties'. I am deeply concerned that these principles are not yet extended to the bulls regularly tortured in Barcelona's bullring.
According to the Municipal Declaration for the Coexistence and Rights of Animals, as approved by the Plenary Council of Barcelona's City Hall, animals 'should not be victims of mistreatment...' It is clear that bulls are victims of mistreatment in Barcelona's bullring, which contradicts this important Declaration.
Opinion poll findings show that the vast majority of the Barcelona public believe bullfights are cruel and non-educative and should not continue in Barcelona.
I therefore urge you to declare Barcelona an anti-bullfight city during the year 2004, putting an end to the suffering that is likely to embarrass participants and visitors attracted by the Forum's cultural and peaceful ethos.
Bullfighting Cruelty: More Information
For more information about bullfighting, please visit our Ban Bullfighting website at www.banbloodsports.com/bullfighting.