It gets worse as longer our fight continues...
ACTION ALERT: Stop the Torture of Bulls During First Fruits Festival! PLEASE SIGN !
Simone - 3 hours ago - secure.peta.org
Up to date, thank you xOx
It is obvious from the letter I received (para 1) that there are many MEPs out there who did NOT VOTE FOR A BAN and as most EU countries do not have bullfighting then there must a whole lot of MEPs out there who are supporting Spain in its madness.
Please write to yours, those of you in the EU. It is really easy. Make them answer as to how they voted for example.
Another Animal Welfare Supporter among the MEPS. My first reply to my letter to 4 of them.
Thank you very much for your email. It is with deep regret that I read the outcome of the vote in the Spanish Senate on bullfighting. My group in the European Parliament, the Greens/EFA group, has put much pressure on the Spanish state to ban bullfighting. I signed a written declaration which called for an EU-wide ban on bullfighting. Additionally, this declaration called on the European Commission to take further steps to ensure that EU farm subsidies cannot be given to farmers who breed bulls to be used in bullfighting. Unfortunately, it did not receive the required number of signatures from Members of the European Parliament to be considered for European legislation.
I am also a supporter of the European campaign - 'For a Bullfighting Free Europe', and have taken part in initiatives designed to increase support or a ban. I am in the process of drafting a letter to the European Commission regarding the issue to see what action it can or will take following the vote in the Spanish Senate.
I hope that I can get your support, too, for my campaign to designate a Commissioner for animal welfare. The European Commission is made up of twenty eight Commissioners, one appointed by each of the member states of the European Union. Each Commissioner has a portfolio - an area of work for which they are responsible. At the moment, animal welfare is not mentioned specifically but in practise it comes under the health and consumer affairs department.
As it is one of the issues people feel most strongly about, I am calling for specific responsibility for all animal welfare issues to be allocated to one of the Commissioners. That way everyone would be clear about who to contact and who to lobby on these issues. In addition, it would send out a strong signal that the EU takes animal welfare very seriously.
Please let me know if you support this.
MEP for Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales
I am writing again on the subject of animal welfare in the EU which I recently saw quoted as having the highest standard of Animal Welfare in the world. In that case how disgusting it is that the horrific torture of bulls in Spain has acquired 'cultural heritage' status. That has to be one of the lamest excuses for animal cruelty that I have ever heard. To torment an animal and cause agonising suffering and do this masquerading under the title of 'cultural heritage' is an insult to the rest of Europe.
It is shameful that no one in this Parliament has the backbone to stand up to these brutal regimes. What is next in line for the use of this 'cultural heritage' card?
Yes Jan, its official - Bullfighting is a cultural heritage in Spain now. It was in the news some days ago.
URGENT! Petition | LIVE BULL TO BE SET ON FIRE-SPAIN-ACTION NEEDED! | Change.Org
Michelle - 2 hours ago - change.org
Already did a bunch of the other petitions. Did the one from Forcechange. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Monika. What a 'surprise' to hear that Spain are playing the culture card. What a disgusting government. My 4 MEPS will have another email today - we have to get EU legislation changed and our MEPs are the only ones who can do it.
Thank you, Monika.
Regarding my signing the petition to shut down the bull-fighting schoolSTUART,
YOU TOOK ACTION ON JUNE 25, 2013
Agree 100% with you Stuart.
On Michelle's petition members can read some background info's:
Care2 member Michelle Sibinovic succeeded in getting media attention for the bulls in California:
Signed the petition regarding the cruel torturing of bulls and I would like to encourage
you, Michelle, in your efforts to stop a Bull Fighting school in our USA. Bull fighting is cruel!
This post was modified from its original form on 08 Nov, 21:49
Our dear activist friend and group member Michelle is fighting to get the Bullfighting School closed!!! PLEASE NOTE it that is goes on front page! Thanks
ACTION! Bulls Tortured & Ripped Apart By Teens! Stop Killing Bulls At the First Fruits Festival! / Peta.Org
Michelle - 3 minutes ago - secure.peta.org
all signed for bulls
Signed and submitted adding the comment: Will humans' cruelty to animals ever cease?????
Thank you for the posting, Jan and Anneke.
From Anneke's list:
Cher - 32 minutes ago - secure.peta.org
Thanks Jan and Monika, all signed.
Done. Thank you Jan x
Signed. Thank you Jan x
Signed. Thanks Monika x
The Great Running of the Bulls is now moving into the United States. Many deaths and injuries to both humans and animals are attributed to such events. Urge the US Government to ban this archaic practice from becoming a pastime in our country.
Dear Prima, glad to see you back to Care2 and in our group !! Welcome aboard !
This post was modified from its original form on 20 Aug, 1:38
Signed and submitted the petitions re. the bull runs, adding my comment to both: "What sane, rational person would want to do this risky bull run and also put the bulls in a state of fright and panic?"
Thank you for the posting Monika and Michael.
Signed all. Thanks.
All signed! Thank you, dear Monika! Hugs.
It seems I have signed almost all petitions posted here. Still working on a few...
Thank You so much for posting the links.
Both Already Signed! Thanks Monika x
Cancel the Bull Run on August 24, 2013 in Virginia
Michael - 38 minutes ago - change.org
All up to date!
All done 10/8
From Anneke's list
signed 5/7,thank you
Signed this one Already! Thank you
Signed all. I also never knew about the Catholic religion. I am Catholic and I need to email the Pope. He does stand for the animals and the poor. I am sure he will cut ties with that, Just give him time. He hasn't been there long enough to know about that connection. I Hope. Thanks for all these important petitions.
Noted, signed, and submitted with my added note:Well I am certainly for saving the condor from this misery but let's try to save the bulls from it too. I saw that these condors can have a wing span up to 10 feet. How would you like to have a condor with a 10 foot wing span strapped to your back?????
ACTION! SIGN! Peru- Stop Using Endangered Condors in Bullfights - The Petition Site
Michelle - 32 seconds ago - thepetitionsite.com
I was so mad that I forgot to say that I've signed this petition including the other one! Thank you Jan for posting x
I didn't realise there was any link between the Catholic Church and Bullfighting until I read this petition! How on earth can such torture and murder of innocent animals be done to honour St. Francis of Assisi - the Patron Saint of All Animals and Birds....totally disgusting and completely unbelievable!!!! No Saint or God himself would ever EVER want animals to horrendously suffer in this terrifying way!!!!! I was brought up a Catholic however, I am now of no denomination.....I class 'LOVE' as my only religion and use this as a guide on how to conduct my Life!!
We're fighting to ban this atrocity in France!
Both signed I hate that!
ALREADY SIGNED 25/6,THANK YOU
Thanks Monika, Jan and Michelle, all signed.
Jan I just noticed you posted my petition above! Thank you! What a bubble brain I am.
Good news! Emily at Care2 saw the petition and they want to promote it. Big kudos for sharing it here Jan! Hugs from Michelle
What fiendish mind thought of a bull fighting training school? This 'science' as he calls it is a misnoma of the highest degree - rather like those imposters in the lab torture chambers who call themselves scientists and researchers.
Here's my very own petition to shut down this insane bullfighting school in San Diego, California! Yes, you heard correctly! There is a bullfighting school in California! Please note it, sign it, share it and forward it! I want to exceed 5,000 signatures! Let's do this and shut this crazy bastard down!
PLEASE SIGN! Action! Shut Down the California Academy of Tauromaquia! - The Petition Site
Michelle - 9 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Animals (tags: Animal Welfare, Animal Cruelty, Bullfighting, Bullfighting Schools, Close Down the California Bullfighting ", Shut Down California Academy of Tauromaq, URGENT ACTION! )
Michelle - 47 minutes ago - thepetitionsite.com
Coleman Cooney opened his bullfighting academy in San Diego for those who want to learn the "notorious & largely misunderstood science of bullfighting." Bullfighting is illegal in California; teaching the art & craft of killing bulls isn't. SHUT HIM DOWN!
Signed and submitted.
Thank you for the posting Monika.
Soooooo Signed!! Cruelty is not a Sport and this Cruelty must Stop!!
Thank you Monika