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URGENT: Help Stop Bull Torture Festival in Mexico ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, environment, protection, suffering )

- 1968 days ago -
Every year on February 1 in Tlacotalpan--a city in the Mexican state of Veracruz--bulls are horrifically tortured during the Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria festival. Liquor is poured down the bulls' throats, and the animals are tied to boats and

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Carol H (229)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 5:49 am
signed and noted, thanks Cher

Pat B (356)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 5:59 am
So sad.!! TY, Cher. Done.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 6:19 am
Signed and noted - I really do not want to share this earth with barbaric savages such as these. From each country a group should unite and form one unit and these people should be infiltrating these countries and executing these savage pieces of low life rubbishes.

Christeen A (371)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 6:23 am

Solitary Eagle (324)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 6:27 am

Barbara Erdman (63)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 6:28 am
N & S Cher :-0 Tnx

Sertap Çalışkan (44)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 6:41 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 6:54 am
Noted and gladly signed. I hope these Mexican barberians get gorged real good. shamefull.

penny C (83)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 6:55 am

Teresa W (782)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 6:56 am
noted and signed, thank you

naomi cohen (55)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 7:42 am
so noted and signed. thank you, cher.

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 7:45 am

Daniel Partlow (179)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 7:56 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 8:05 am
s+n TY

Constance F (418)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 8:15 am
Revised and sent, thank you !

Diane K (134)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 8:16 am
Horrific! I've never heard of this before. thx cher

Lisa N (207)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 8:52 am
Thank You for Helping Animals

Carol Bischoff (409)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:10 am
Noted and signed.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:27 am
N&S. Is there no end to human depravity?

Gloria picchetti (304)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:31 am
Heartless cruelty to animals makes me wonder how they treat women and children? Signed.

Lydia W (181)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:39 am
I am horrified. Many of these people are Catholic and revere saints who were martyred in the Colosseums of Rome. St. Ignatius was killed by lions and he declared that God would not hold it against the animals because they did not realize what they were doing. They were simply acting like lions and were put up to it by men. He did however state that the humans would be held accountable to God for their savagery. Where are the priests? "Don't talk the talk if you can't walk the walk." These creatures belong to God and are the innocent victims of man's evil. I have very strong faith in God, but I understand why so many people hate religion. It is professed by hypocrites.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:47 am
noted + signed

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:50 am
Noted and signed.

pam w (139)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:51 am
This is an ancient part of Mediterranean culture, brought to Mexico by Spaniards and eradicating it will be nearly impossible. But....I signed, of course.

. (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:51 am
if you want to hurt someone wish him to be reborn bull in Spain or Mexico
Signed and noted - ty Cher

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:59 am
Screaming inside. Signed

Jan Garen (86)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:59 am
It is time for these people to admit that this is deliberate torture of an animal and has nothing to do with anything else.

Julie E (405)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 10:12 am
Good gawd! People are evil! Noted and signed.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 10:34 am
Thank You for Helping Animals
signed, TU Cher

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 10:43 am

Barbara K (60)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 10:58 am
Barbarians! Wish they would all stop treating animals so horrendously. Shame on them. Thanks, my friend. S & N

. (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 11:03 am
done. These savage bastards should have the same done to them. We are here to protect animals, not torture them.

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 11:40 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 11:52 am
S&n thx:))

Sara Williams (8)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 12:22 pm

Beatriz Blauth (36)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 1:08 pm
And this is a religious festival. S+N

Amy E (66)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 1:09 pm

Bartlomiej T (296)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 1:20 pm
Signed of course. Thank you Cher

. (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 2:27 pm
message sent

Rhonda Maness (580)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 8:19 pm
Thanks Cher

Gabriele R (26)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:19 pm
distcusting tradition,signed and noted

. (7)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 9:40 pm
It just breaks my heart what they do to bulls. Signed, thanks Cher.

Veronica C (22)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 10:06 pm
This is awful and I really have no hope that they will stop it. When they say it's tradition or part of their culture, they just don't stop. Very sad.

Michelle S (462)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 10:28 pm
There's no end in sight for the living hell known as Latin American countries for bulls and other animals. NO END. Petition after petition, signature after signature, voices raised in outrage and disgust for this vampirism to no avail. If there is a hell, it's here on earth. Mexico and it's so-called "sister" countries are no friend to animals. SHAME.

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 11:27 pm
And they called themselves human! I would spit on them! Petition signed!

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 11:44 pm
Signed and noted.

Joy W (103)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 12:19 am
Noted and signed.

Caroline S (78)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 12:24 am
iI just have no words

Marie W (67)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 12:27 am
All in the name of religion -Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria festival. Virgin of the Flame

Helen Porter (39)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 1:05 am
noted and signed

Emma S (239)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 1:05 am
Done! Thanks, Cher.

Jaime Alves (52)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 1:22 am
Done, sick people.!!

Devon Leonar (54)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 1:32 am
Gladly noted and signed and passed on.....

michelle t (41)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 2:44 am

Tanya W (65)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 5:02 am
Noted and signed.

jaya Sinha (26)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 5:03 am
For every action there is a reaction. According to the law of karma, if we cause pain and suffering to other living beings, we must endure pain and suffering in return, both individually and collectively. We reap what we sow, in this life and the next, for nature has her own justice. No one can escape the law of karma.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 6:14 am
When I see something like this, I just want to grab a bat and slam every punk that comes near that animal. If you noticed some of the bulls are not very big. And yes, I believe this will come to an end when the laws are established to end fesitvals that use animals for amusement and abuse. They need to be hit in the pocket in every possible way. Signed and shared.

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 6:37 am
S+N.. Sick

Joe R (190)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 6:57 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.

Eve L (57)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 7:04 am
I don't know what is wrong with those people but they should not be called people. Even if the majorities of humans seems disgusting like that, I don't think a real human is behaving like this. They look like cavemen. They should all be shot between the eyes.

Ingrid A (524)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 9:06 am
Its done.

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 10:32 am

David C (129)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 5:53 pm
signed, hope its not too late.

Laurie H (817)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 6:58 pm
Signed again and Shared--With Many Thanks Cher & Michelle~~ My heart breaks knowing what happens to these innocent wonderful animals!~ Pray serious carma comes to all of these miserable abusers!~

Valerie H (133)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 7:03 pm
Thank you, signed

Ellen G (325)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 7:07 pm
2 sigs. Garbage pure garbage among us. Stop living in the Stone age ppl!

P. L. Neola (21)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 7:08 pm
Thanks! I signed also!

Robby R (15)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 7:12 pm
The whole matador thing is so not cool its not even funny.

Laurie S (73)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 7:28 pm
Thank You for Helping Animals


Sue McGuey (106)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 7:52 pm
Noted! Signed & posted to Facebook!~

Elsie Au (259)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 7:58 pm
Signed. Being traditional or even named wolrd heritage does not give them any right to torture and kill. And if they want to torture someone, just grab one of them and do it and leave animal alone!

Kim O (396)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 7:58 pm
Signed in total disgust. Thanks Cher and to Michelle for sending.

Laura H (964)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 8:01 pm
Evil sadistic people!!

I think I signed this already but I signed again-I pray it helps!!!

divergent revolution (309)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 8:12 pm
signed. Ty

Michael Carney (217)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 8:14 pm
Noted, and signed...I just don't have words anymore... :(

Nancy Black (308)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 8:55 pm
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, signed and shared. Horrible what man can do to animals in the name of celebration and fun. They are not the beast; we aare.

Christine Stewart (134)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 9:15 pm
Hideous. Signed.

James Merit (144)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 9:22 pm
Heartwrenching!!!! Done!!!!

Julia R (296)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 9:29 pm
Sent Message! These are not human beings that do such evil acts of cruelty! They make a mockery of the word human being. There is nothing holy about this festival. These people are acting as instruments of evil! This festival should revere all life put on this earth by our Creator and instead they are treating his creation with contempt! How unholy!

"These birds and animals and fish cannot speak, but they can suffer, and our God who created them, knows their sufferings, and will hold him who causes them to suffer unnecessarily to answer for it. It is a sin against their Creator." - George Q. Cannon, (Animal Activist)

"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men..." - St. Francis of Assisi, (Roman Catholic friar, founder of the Franciscans Order)

"Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages." - Thomas Edison, (American Inventor and Scientist)

Cristina M (137)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 9:59 pm
Damn it! Just yesterday a law in Mexico city was passed to prosecute and punish with up to 4 years in jail for animal abuse, sadly and shamefully excludes cockfights, rodeos and bull fighting! So it's about punishing the ones that abuse animals and have no money but not the ones that do have money. It's better than nothing but damn and now this. I'm so so ashamed of the abuse that animals suffer in my country, I'm disgusted! Thank you Cher! Can't send you a green star this week but you deserve a hundred for all your work for the animals and the environment!

Thursday January 31, 2013, 10:26 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Cher

irene davis (74)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 10:32 pm
Noted and signed.

Thursday January 31, 2013, 10:36 pm
Signed, thanks.

Kerstin Strobl (371)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 10:50 pm
signed, thank you Cher

P A (117)
Friday February 1, 2013, 12:11 am
Signed - what utter barbarity - boycott Mexican goods until they stop! Thanks Philip A

Wendy J F (62)
Friday February 1, 2013, 12:12 am

Danica Mirkovic (108)
Friday February 1, 2013, 1:13 am
Noted and signed, thank you

Shirley S (187)
Friday February 1, 2013, 1:21 am

Past Member (0)
Friday February 1, 2013, 1:30 am
Saddened at such cruelty......signed

Liz AWAY G (72)
Friday February 1, 2013, 2:21 am
Noted,action taken with such sadness in my heart for these poor bulls who will suffer such brutality,no other words just tears!!!!! They will be in my heart and thoughts all day.Barbaric torture!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Michelle and Cher.Liz Xx

Debbie Crowe (87)
Friday February 1, 2013, 2:28 am
Petition signed and shared on Facebook and in e-mails!

I don't understnd how torturing an innocent animal can be part of a celebration!!!

Veronique L (209)
Friday February 1, 2013, 2:43 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

. (1)
Friday February 1, 2013, 2:54 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Cher.

Elie N (14)
Friday February 1, 2013, 3:15 am
Noted !!
This is horrible, people are retarded and stop at nothing to show it flat open :@

Carolyn P (98)
Friday February 1, 2013, 3:20 am
OMG - Unbelievably wicked - horrendous - how can Mexican authorities still allow this torture! S&N.

Ana F (25)
Friday February 1, 2013, 4:59 am

Jelca Bruigom (74)
Friday February 1, 2013, 4:59 am
Sorry I received this so late, signed of course...wish these people changed for animals sake and their own sanity.

Maria S (95)
Friday February 1, 2013, 5:26 am
Noted & signed. Thanks Cher.

Maria S (95)
Friday February 1, 2013, 5:27 am
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Friday February 1, 2013, 6:56 am
Thank you, Cher.

Sara P (54)
Friday February 1, 2013, 7:00 am
Signed and shared, thanks Cher and thanks also to my friend Michelle.

Sandra s (130)
Friday February 1, 2013, 7:09 am

Genoveva M (328)
Friday February 1, 2013, 7:12 am
From South Africa, to Spain and Mexico, the poor bulls have to endure the brutality of the ignorance of evil bastards. Animal cruelty sure is international, I wish humanity was too. There are many groups pf good people fighting in Mexico to end this monstrosity, this week thousands of them got together in protest against this acts in regard bulls. I hope they get the government support, lets not forget that animal torture exist in many forms and in all countries, as for religion I gave up since they are no angels neither.
Thanks Cher for posting this petition, as always signed, noted and shared.

Marlene Patiño (131)
Friday February 1, 2013, 7:14 am

Genoveva M (328)
Friday February 1, 2013, 7:15 am
By the way, YES I hope all these idiots have the worst end of their miserable, worthless lives, and karma gives them the "Eye for and Eye" law...That would be one show I wouldn't miss.

Evelyn B (79)
Friday February 1, 2013, 8:26 am
Noted Tks. Cher....

Myraida Diaz (136)
Friday February 1, 2013, 9:03 am
Navigation to this webpage is cancelled. I received message yesterday or today. Thank You anyway Michelle! Thank You Cher!. Noted

As always, I think that to keep asking compassion to countries that ignore our call, is loosing time and do not solve the problem. Send PERSONAL letters with photos, info, petitions to groups of conscience, animal institutions, UN's different offices related to animals,, Permanent mission of the countries at the UN, to United Animal, Nations Int, and -----ASK THE EU TO INCLUDE BULLS IN A PROGRAM OF PROTECTION AND OUT OF "ENTERTAINMENT" CLASSIFICATION IF IT CAUSES HARM, FEAR AND OR DEATH!!!!!!! IF SPAIN & FRANCE < (France already recognized bull fighting as a cultural patrimony) protect bulls, if EU pass a law for the NO KILL animals (which is in a petition in this moment) then could have the strengh to ask their business partners -countries that sell in Europe- to be compliant to EU rules,compromises, laws and the will of citizens. We are not different from any other country and we are not really separated from them. If business is done between countries, to be compliant with the rules in those countries we want to sell to, would be the natural and correct thing to do. The money that buys the goods from other countries in the EU, is money from the people that believe in the protection of animals. To keep seeing problems as separated issues because happen in different countries is keeping things running as they are. If we ask for the exercise of WELFARE in a market like the EU , could bring a change for the good to all.
IN THIS MOMENT BAN TO CANADIAN SEAL FUR IN THE EU IS AT RISK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IF IT'S CANCELED, ....we will see a lot more fur in the market. But... seal fur only?

Onita Northington (44)
Friday February 1, 2013, 9:29 am
Tried to sign but my virus protection wouldn't let me go there.

Ram Reddy (7)
Friday February 1, 2013, 9:32 am

Mike H (252)
Friday February 1, 2013, 9:41 am
Just evil

Bruno Moreira (61)
Friday February 1, 2013, 9:49 am
noted thanks

Yvonne F (181)
Friday February 1, 2013, 10:01 am
So signed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This horror has to have an end!!! Thanks Cher for posting

Kay M (347)
Friday February 1, 2013, 10:52 am

Danny M (83)
Friday February 1, 2013, 11:01 am
Signed. Thank you Cher and Michelle!

Jade N (22)
Friday February 1, 2013, 11:04 am
signed and noted thanks!

Dany Strakova (123)
Friday February 1, 2013, 11:15 am
Horrible and absolutely unveliebable that animals have to face that kind of stupidity in this century!

so signed!

Elizabeth O (94)
Friday February 1, 2013, 11:30 am

Michela M (3964)
Friday February 1, 2013, 11:32 am

Past Member (0)
Friday February 1, 2013, 12:16 pm

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Friday February 1, 2013, 12:24 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks.

Sinisa Martinovic (41)
Friday February 1, 2013, 12:54 pm
signed & noted!!! :) in disgust :(

Esther Z (94)
Friday February 1, 2013, 2:13 pm
Noted and signed.

Vallee R (280)
Friday February 1, 2013, 2:44 pm
Noted and signed - thanks

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Friday February 1, 2013, 3:15 pm

Yvette S (35)
Friday February 1, 2013, 4:04 pm
Noted and signed!

irene davis (74)
Friday February 1, 2013, 8:16 pm
Thank You for Helping Animals

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Friday February 1, 2013, 8:20 pm
Signed and noted.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Friday February 1, 2013, 9:28 pm
Noted and signed, terrible business! Must be stopped!

Sandra Watson (77)
Friday February 1, 2013, 10:52 pm
Signed and noted :)

Ann L (15)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 10:08 am
Signed. Some humans need a taste of what they dish out to the bulls!

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 2:58 pm
Signed the other day via an email notification from PETA, and again, today! Thank you Phillip.

Bianca D (87)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 10:55 pm
Ugh, it's a disgusting "tradition"/practice that is also increasingly criticized down here. Both Catholicism and bull oriented events started with the invasion of the Spanish some 500 years ago.

The more people that protest and make a stink, the better! Especially if they mention how it impacts tourism, and made them go somewhere else for their holidays... The prospect or real loss of tourism dollars might push the authorities to make the right decision, if for a different reason.

SANDRA R (144)
Monday February 4, 2013, 1:37 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Cher.

Farah Hage Ali (153)
Monday February 4, 2013, 11:31 am
noted and signed, thank you for sharing

Past Member (0)
Monday February 4, 2013, 1:51 pm
Signed and noted.

Buffy F (93)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 2:22 am
done and shared

Charlene Rush (79)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 3:49 pm
This activity tells you a great deal about the mentality of the people involved and the people who find pleasure in torturing animals.

Patricia G (110)
Thursday February 7, 2013, 3:54 am
signed and noted. Very sad. Thanks.

donnaa D (14)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 2:19 pm
We INHUMANE humasns are at it AGAIN, when will we learn that harming our fellow creatures, actually harms ourselves.
as we grow more insensitive to other life forms, so our quality of life suffers!
to appreciate our fellow creatures sharing this world, we learn to appreciate ourselves, otherwise we have no values or functionality, in a world designed for all living beings!
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