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Please Sign!! End Horse Wrestling in Spain - ForceChange

Animals  (tags: horses, spain, tradition, animalcruelty, ethics, humans, suffering, wildanimals, protection, animalrights )

- 1940 days ago -
Every July, a Spanish operation called Rapa das Bestas (translated as "shearing of the beasts") takes place in Spain, whereby hundreds of men and women pit themselves against wild horses, wrestle the animals to the ground to assert bravery and dominance,

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Sue H (7)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:40 am
Noted and signed, thanks.

Jill Vickerman (416)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:54 am
Thanks Tamara...
What is wrong with people?

Christeen A (371)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 9:31 am

Brenda Nelson (3)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 9:48 am
Dominance over a horse is easily attained by taming it and training it, and so forth. Fighting a horse to the ground is not getting dominance over it, it is just a show of cruelty and disrespect.

Nicole W (646)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 10:29 am
signed and shared, thank you Tamara

Wednesday February 27, 2013, 10:39 am
Signed, thanks.

Autumn S (151)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 10:43 am
signed and noted, thanks Tamara

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 10:45 am
Very hard to grasp...just awful. Spain maybe stunningly beautiful but it's treament of all animals is very ugly. Everywhere you go you see animal cruelty. I will never visit there again. Signed in disgust,thanks.

Ruth L (239)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 10:47 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Nicole for the frwd and Thank You Tamara

Kay F (550)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 10:49 am
Signed & shared, thanks Tamara!

Ruth C (87)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 10:50 am

Despicable people!!!

naomi cohen (55)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 10:51 am
sick, demented morons. signed! thank you, nicole.

naomi cohen (55)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 10:52 am
thank you, tamara.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 11:10 am
signed; Thank you Tamara.


Pamela W (75)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 11:10 am
Noted ! Petition (+ others on that page) signed ! This is disgusting ABUSE masquerading as tradition !!!!! It's about time Spain got their values in order ..... if they want to be considered as a civilized nation, they need to act civilized !!!!! I only live about 4 hours drive from the Spanish border, but WILL NOT visit Spain !!!!!!!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 11:18 am
"Horse wrestling"??? ..... None limits for these DAMNED SICK ONES

no words now

Julie E (405)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 11:29 am
Ahh! Tamara! Please tell me this is a joke! Frickin idiots! I hope until this stops, the horses win! Ahhh again!

Ruth M (235)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 11:32 am
This is so disgusting I don't have words I could print for it!!! Signed & noted

Lisa N (207)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 11:43 am
Your signature has been recorded.

divergent revolution (309)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 11:55 am
At least most

Julie E (405)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 11:59 am
Noted, signed, shared and shared again!

Terrie Williams (798)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 12:02 pm
Your signature has been recorded.
Signed, noted and shared on FB.

Sometimes humanity makes me so sick in my soul I don't think I can bare it much longer. Just who is the beast now? The horse or the man? Rhetorical, you need not answer.

Bartlomiej T (296)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 12:04 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you, Tamara.

Thomas P (280)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 12:06 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Tamara and thanks Nicole for forwarding to me.

Sara Williams (8)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 12:10 pm
Two more signatures. Thanks, Nicole!

Aurea Aurea Walker (226)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 12:13 pm
S & N savagery is not a sport - but the moronic "hijos de su chingada madre" are savages! With Spain having a 25% unemployment rate, this is not the time for Spain to alienate tourist. These types of spectacles with turn tourist off.

Erika M (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 12:38 pm
signed and saddened

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 12:48 pm
I have signed! Thank you, Tamara.

Dawn M (142)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 12:50 pm
Signed and noted! Thank you!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 1:34 pm
signed, thanks Tamara and Nicole for the forward

Alison A (244)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 1:38 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Tamara.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 1:46 pm
s&n thx:)

Dorota Wisniewska (17)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 1:51 pm

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 1:56 pm
Signed, Thanks Tamara for posting, Ruth for forwarding!

Melania P (122)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 2:21 pm
How stupid is this?? Ashhh! Done

Mary R (280)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 2:39 pm

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 2:53 pm
You can say that again Mary! Soooo signed! Thanks Tamare and Nicole!

Barb Knight (1688)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:05 pm

Beth M (138)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:06 pm

Eternal Gardener (745)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:13 pm

Elizabeth M (65)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:19 pm
Noted and signed with thanks Tamara. Humans have such vile ways that they call sport or celebration!

Gloria p (304)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:27 pm

Florence Eaise (132)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:34 pm
shameful and disgusting thanks for posting this Tamara GLADLY noted signed tweeted and shared on Fb thanks again Tamara and thanks to Sweet Sun who forwarded this to me i wouldve missed it

. (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:40 pm
and you have an idiot laughing....

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:48 pm
Signed but cannot note (or sign any Care2 petition), sorry. Thanks Tamara and Nicole for the forward.

Cyrille D (140)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:53 pm
Noted & Signed. I never heard of such a thing in Spain. I am so very disappointed now... How cruel ! Seriously, what's wrong with these people ?! Unbelievable.

Natalie V (27)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:59 pm
noted / signed

Gina Caracci (219)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 4:09 pm
Im being nice when I say they are stupid ignorant bastards..I would not be able to stand by and watch this, WTF IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE???

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 4:14 pm
Is there any animal that man wont use for his own sadistic pleasure I dont think so
Everyday the stories get more unbelievable
This is despicable
I feel ashamed of the human race What a sick world we live in

Signed & Noted

Sandi C (98)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 4:23 pm

Valentina R (12)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 4:39 pm
Really, Spain? Torturing bulls and slaughtering dogs is not enough? You abuse and kill horses too? And I thought I couldn't despise this country more... They are rotten to the core. The only reason I would have to visit Spain will be to help Spanish animals.

Richelle Rausch (43)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 4:57 pm
What is wrong with these men? Signed for the horses.

Robby R (15)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 5:41 pm
Signed and noted

Nimue Michelle P (339)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:17 pm
I can't help hoping the horses will kick these jerks where it hurts the most. S&N.

Cynthia B (74)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:16 pm
Signed, of course.
I'll never go in Spain, we must boycott countries who are cruel with the poor animals.

MmAway M (506)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:41 pm

Shawna S (45)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:10 pm
noted and signed...Thanks

. (7)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:43 pm
noted and signed, thanks Tamara.

Laurie H (817)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 8:50 pm
Oh Dear "GOD," I can't believe this disgust!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks everyone for sending & Tamara for posting! Signed shared, SO ANGRY!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish there were NO ANIMALS in Spain~~

gabriela v (172)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 11:02 pm
signed, thanks!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 11:49 pm
Couldn't sign. Web page blocked. Bugger!!! I'm with you, Laurie H. I can't believe this either. :(

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 12:51 am
Signed and shared.

Sylvie Bermannova (42)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 2:42 am

Jan Garen (86)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 2:50 am
There are a lot of countries I won't visit. I cannot afford to be arrested and leave our Sanctuary Animals one guardian down! The mentality of people who indulge in these frenzies of cruelty has to be questioned. The authorities are doing nothing to stop this. Bravery and dominance do not belong in the same sentence and have no place at all in humans encounters with animals Humans choose to be monsters. Animals have no choice about being their victims.

Danuta W (1250)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 4:12 am

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 5:07 am
This is totally disgusting and cruel, signed.

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 5:20 am

Harshita Sharma (137)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 5:33 am

Amy E (66)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 8:27 am

Veerle V (44)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 8:46 am

Eve L (57)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 8:46 am
Signed and Noted.
So disgusting to see such people still existing. They have to prove they are dominant against a horse?!?! It tells me instead that they are not intelligent enough to share the planet with them. So many people not able to use their heads to protect animals instead... Animals are not as stupid as most humans.

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 8:48 am

Mike H (252)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 9:23 am
What is wrong with Spain?

Many Feathers (139)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 10:11 am
idiots, noted and signed

Valerie H (133)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 10:16 am
SPAIN again!!! Thank you, signed

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 11:10 am

Barbara F (47)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 11:39 am
Signed and Noted! Where do these ridiculous and pathetic ideas come from?

Arthur S (88)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 2:36 pm
Good Grief...Things Mankind do never shocks me anymore. This is right up there with Beastly. Sickos all of them~! Signed and will forward Tamara! Thanks for getting this out. What a bunch of SICK IDIOTS!!! I have ideas what they should do to each other, but can't type in!

Barbara K (60)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 4:22 pm
Those poor horses. Is there no end to the animal cruelty of a country or an individual? What is the matter with these idiots?

Maura G (34)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 4:27 pm
Signed. Thank you Barbara. I live in Spain and often witness cruelty towards animals. But equally there are many people who care for animals.

Angeles M (298)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 4:52 pm

Julia R (297)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 4:52 pm
Noted & Signed! Don't these people having anything better to do with their lives than to commit cruel acts to animals! Whenever people show cruelty to animals, it does nothing but debase them and the culture that perpetuates this!
"Cruelty to animals is one of the distinguishing vices of low and base minds. Wherever it is found, it is a certain mark of ignorance and meanness; a mark which all the external advantages of wealth, splendour, and nobility, cannot obliterate. It is consistent neither with learning nor true civility." - William Jones, (English Philologist and Jurist)

deb s (145)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 5:26 pm
what is this world coming to? The Spaniards have to stoop so low as to find entertain in doing this ? We most definitely need an animal police world wide to stop the madness and the humans who aren't human at all!

Mari Garcia (51)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 5:34 pm
I couldn't sign it and got an error message :-(

Ellen G (325)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 7:39 pm
2 sigs
Really Spain? UGH

. (1)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 10:03 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Tamara.

. (1)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 10:03 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Barbara.

John B (185)
Friday March 1, 2013, 2:52 am
Thanks Barbara for the alert and to you Tamara for the post. Unfortunately when I click the link this is what I get: Unable to locate the server named " (2)". I even tried to go directly to the site and got the same message, not sure what going on there. posting noted.

. (0)
Friday March 1, 2013, 8:16 am
forcechange server down, i will sign later or in the next days, it is so sad to learn of what men are idiots.
Thank you Tamara and Nicole for the fw

DORIS L (61)
Friday March 1, 2013, 10:52 am
Signed. THis insanity must be stopped.

Michela M (3964)
Friday March 1, 2013, 3:12 pm

Barbara Erdman (63)
Friday March 1, 2013, 3:40 pm
N & S Tamara :-0 Thnx

Joy M (169)
Friday March 1, 2013, 3:51 pm
Signed and noted.. This is just disgusting..

Winnie A (179)
Friday March 1, 2013, 6:41 pm

Past Member (0)
Friday March 1, 2013, 7:10 pm
s&n and shared,ty

Yulan Lawson (156)
Friday March 1, 2013, 11:52 pm
Noted and signed.

Kay M (347)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 10:05 am

Jana Repova (65)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 12:24 am
Stupid stupid stupid "people"!!!! Im sick of them. Of course signed.

Sertap Çalışkan (44)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 2:31 am

Veronique L (209)
Monday March 4, 2013, 3:02 am
Thanks for posting. Noted & signed

Ann B (60)
Monday March 4, 2013, 9:38 pm
noted and signed

Ruth R (246)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 3:27 am

Valerie Disle (66)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 7:44 pm
signed and noted

Sue Moss (4)
Friday March 8, 2013, 1:18 am
As a horse owner and animal lover this just sickens me.... Why is there such hatred towards animals in this world. Makes me want to hold all my animal friends a little bit closer and and a little bit tighter.
Gladly signed, Thanks Nicole xx

Sergio Padilla (65)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 11:33 am
Sick.... Noted

Dorothy N (63)
Saturday March 9, 2013, 4:32 pm
Thanks to Barbera F. for the alert - I've signed while carefully not reading the petition, although it'll probably take days to get this horror out of my mind... what's WRONG with Spain?

Sunday March 17, 2013, 9:31 am
S@N... with hope
Thank you!

MARINA M (125)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 9:55 am
I fail to understand how these weirdos' brains really work that is, if they've actually got any brains!! What is to be achieved from this - it is just down and out Cruelty! So hope this is ended soon!

norma laborie (33)
Sunday October 5, 2014, 10:11 am

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Sunday October 5, 2014, 6:27 pm
Signed andd shared !!
thank you
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