Video: Paddy Power - Stop the bloody bullring bets
28 August 2007
ICABS has produced a 30 second video as part of our campaign to convince Paddy Power to stop accepting bets on the number of ears carved from the heads of bulls. The presentation shows graphic footage of a bull being cut with a dagger alongside the slogan: "Paddy Power Plc - Stop the bloody bullring bets".
To view the video, please click on the Play button below.
More information: Paddy Power's grotesque bullfighting bets
Please urgently contact the CEO of Paddy Power and demand an end to its bullfighting bets. Ask as many of your friends as possible to respond to this action alert.
Dear Mr Kennedy,
I am writing to express my absolute disgust that the Paddy Power company is currently accepting bets on the number of ears that will be cut off the heads of bulls after bullfighting events in Spain.
It is beyond belief that a company which values its image would want to associate with this cruel and indefensible animal cruelty. Bulls are subjected to the most horrendous abuse in Spanish bullrings - spiked spears and swords are plunged into their flesh and they finally collapse in agony with blood cascading from their backs and spraying from their mouths and nostrils.
Bulls' ears, carved off as grisly trophies for the matadors, are sometimes removed when the animal is still alive. Video footage showing a live bull having its ear cut off can be seen at http://s147271628.onlinehome.us/bullfighting07.mov
I ask you to please view this shocking clip and immediately end your bullfighting bets.