Dublin-based company recommending bullfight visit
10 July 2007
An online reservations company is recommending that visitors to Spain "check out a bullfight" while on holidays . On one of its websites, Dublin-based Web Reservations International even highlights what it refers to as "the best place in Spain to watch a bullfight".
In a letter to the company's CEO, ICABS appealed for the bullfighting references to be removed.
"Those who pick up on the suggestions on the Webres websites are likely to see injured animals stumbling around bullfighting arenas gasping for breath and with blood spurting from their backs, mouths and nostrils," we stated. "With this in mind, we hope you can agree that it is inappropriate to publicise bullfighting or suggest it as a holiday activity."
Also pointed out was a comment from a tourist posted on one of Web Reservations' sites - "I was prepared for the worst but still found it shocking, disgusting and cruel. I left about half way through after seeing one man being horrifically injured and 3 bulls massacred. It is disgusting and should not be allowed to take place in 2007."
Among the bullfighting references displayed on the Web Reservations International websites are:
Contact the CEO of Web Reservations International and ask him to ensure that his company stops publicising bullfighting on its websites.
Dear Mr Nolan,
Several references to bullfighting appear on websites run by Web Reservations International. As bullfighting is a horrendous form of animal cruelty, I appeal to your company to show compassion and stop publicising this activity.
Thank you. I hope you can issue a positive reply.
Photos: Bullfighting barbarity
As part of our appeal to Web Reservations International, the following images have been emailed to the company.
Bullfighting: More information