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Help Us to End Cruelty of "Speared Bull" in Spain ! TAKE ACTION !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, AnimalCruelty, bulls, suffering, protection, Spain, environment )

- 3213 days ago -
Each year the town of Tordesillas (Spain) is organizing a cruel celebration in which hundreds of people on foot and mounted on horseback attack and kill a bull with sharp spears.


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Carol H (229)
Monday August 30, 2010, 1:55 pm
noted and action taken

Annie Cowling (116)
Monday August 30, 2010, 1:56 pm
signed, thank-you Cher

Kristy M (70)
Monday August 30, 2010, 2:00 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday August 30, 2010, 2:43 pm
You signed this petition on 08/30/10.
Thats better!!
Thanks Hun !

MmAway M (519)
Monday August 30, 2010, 3:01 pm
#62 signed, got me Cher on this one!!!

Signed and forwarded with HOPE, this is SICK!

Mervi R (74)
Monday August 30, 2010, 3:36 pm
noted, signed

. (0)
Monday August 30, 2010, 3:55 pm
Noted and signed. Thankyou Cher.

gail dair (0)
Monday August 30, 2010, 5:56 pm
signed ty

Kenny V (173)
Monday August 30, 2010, 6:02 pm
#172 Signed & Noted...Thanks for sharing...

. (0)
Monday August 30, 2010, 6:39 pm
s&n x

Kathy Javens (104)
Monday August 30, 2010, 7:01 pm
I realize that alot of what people do has to do with culture, but sometimes culture can be damn cruel.

. (0)
Monday August 30, 2010, 7:03 pm
Petition signed thank you Cher.

Pat B (356)
Monday August 30, 2010, 7:08 pm
TY, Cher. Done!!

Judy C (91)
Monday August 30, 2010, 8:01 pm
Signed. Thanks, Cher.

Lyne F (93)
Monday August 30, 2010, 8:32 pm
#210. TY C

Past Member (0)
Monday August 30, 2010, 8:33 pm
Signed and noted, thanks

Gary C (5)
Monday August 30, 2010, 8:43 pm
noted and signed with thanks.....

Bernadette Gilbride (11)
Monday August 30, 2010, 9:01 pm

Meg M (0)
Monday August 30, 2010, 9:07 pm
dark ages are still prevalent, this is sooo sick!

Christy Alvarado (0)
Monday August 30, 2010, 9:30 pm

Merissa S (15)
Monday August 30, 2010, 11:22 pm
Signature #243. Thanks Cher

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 12:37 am
Signed and noted.

chris b (2474)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 12:50 am
There was a time when the initials SS caused alarm panic and ended in bloodshed in Europe! Seems the Spanish are determined to continue this tradition of sadism and cruelty inflicting it on the defenceless and voiceless much the same as Hitler did! The initials now presumably standing for Spanish Sadists rather than the original! Why are bulls so hated by the Spanish that they treat them thus! The Nazis after all had an excuse their leader was barking mad! What pray is the Spaniards excuse!

Mike Feenaughty (267)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 12:52 am
Noted and signed.

beatrice d (116)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 1:18 am
signed. horrendous.
thank you Cher.

SANDRA R (145)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 1:31 am
Noted and shared! Thank you Cher!!!

The Bohemian Girl (23)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 1:40 am
I cant sign as the website is updating! (is there a link anywhere else?) Id really like to sign against this, it's just mindless tourture...

Wendye Kolles (58)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 1:57 am
Noted. Tried to sign the petition but is upgrading the site and I couldn't get in. Seems like I'm not having too much luck tonight. Thanks Cher.

. (3)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 2:47 am
This is a copy of the letter that our group sent to :-

I'm sure it could be adapted as needed.

Dear -
We first became aware of the ' celebration ' that takes place in Tordesillas during the first half of September - the ' Toro de Vega '.

We write to tell you of our displeasure and our disgust.

In the UK we have laws to protect animals from cruelty.

As long as this continues, we will make people across the world aware of this murder.

There is no place for this in Europe.

Yours -

. (3)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 3:01 am
P.S. And I apologise if I am speaking out of turn, and no doubt will get a load of crushing comments. . . .but is it just me who find someone's advert for bargain shopping in the middle of our news items - especially something like this one - completely inappropriate and offensive? My mouth hits the floor as i often find myself scanning down previous comments, so as not to duplicate something - and someone's trying to sell me something?

Arild Warud (174)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 3:08 am
# 300 signed, TY Cher.

Jason Green (235)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 3:50 am

Esther W (10)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 3:52 am
noted & signed-thanks, Cher.

Denise P (65)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 3:53 am
Simone, every page I go onto has the same problem with this type of advertising in the comment section. I have contacted care2 services on numerous occassions but nothing is being done. I am so irritated by this as none of the flag as inappropriate buttons work either as they have been disabled by these advertisers.
Gladly signed the petition.

Mrs Shakespeare (35)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 3:59 am
I am asking the same exact question I've asked before: what do they have against bulls? I'm not saying pray to them like ancient Egyptians did, they dont even have to love them, just be good to them!!!!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 4:51 am
378 Signatures
Goal: 10,000
You signed this petition on 08/30/10.
Thanks Cher for getting this on here :D

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 4:56 am
Mary L....
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Tuesday August 31, 2010, 5:24 am

patricia lasek (317)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 5:38 am
signed #394

patricia lasek (317)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 5:40 am
I have tried consistently to flag these spammers as inapprpriate and am blocked from doing so. How do they disable the flags?

Rhonda Maness (580)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 6:06 am
Thank you for signing the petition "Help us to end cruelty "Speared Bull" on Spain"
Thanks Cher

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 6:25 am
Noted and signed, thanks Cher

Cher C (1424)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 6:30 am

Thnx so much everyone!!!!!!!


Valerie S (70)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 6:31 am
Signed & noted. These barbarians need to stop this "celebration".....

About these stupid ads....yeah I have been noticing this alot over the last couple of weeks. Most of the time the flag as inappropriate does not work, and I cannot get to the person's page either as if someone has already reported them or they changed profile, something odd. But it ticks me off too - ads have no place in this kind of discussion thread.

Tuesday August 31, 2010, 7:53 am
Noted and signed. Thank you, Cher.

Lisa P (63)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 8:16 am
Signed!! TY Cher

Patricia C (96)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 9:59 am
# 534, thank you Cher.


Valerie H (133)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 10:10 am
Thank you - signed..... # 569.

Erin R (181)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 10:18 am

lori c (29)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 10:22 am
noted and signed

Voula Angelakis (156)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 10:23 am
Signed. Thank you Cher. I'm sure that if we all help this barbaric action will stop in a very short time.

Kay F (550)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 11:54 am
Signed & shared, thanks Cher.

Marta Away (55)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 12:12 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks, Cher.

Nina Serman (108)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 1:42 pm
Done! Thanks!

Pauline Cousins (26)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 2:05 pm
Signed and noted thanks Cher.

Anna Borsey (66)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 2:29 pm
Sigh . . . ANOTHER Spanish gore fest where helpless bulls are murdered as part of public festivities!

This is my comment on the petition that I have just signed:

I abhor the torture, cruel abuse and murder of animals, and therefore I urge you to do everything in your power to stop prevent further occasions of "Bull speared" in Tordesillas. This is a very cruel and horrific communal gore fest where hundreds of people spear a helpless animal who stands not the slightest chance of surviving this onslaught and who is in effect murdered in public by mindless, cheering humans who ought to know better.

I shall NEVER visit the Spanish city of Tordesillas, or its community, if the local authorities continue to give their support to this atrocious abuse, and I shall encourage all my friends, relatives, colleagues and contacts to also boycott your town and province which will have economic repercussions.

I fail to see how in the XXI century there are STILL certain "cultural traditions" where innocent animals are treated as objects without feelings and where they are killed during the festivities.


Anna Borsey (66)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 2:32 pm
I have just tried to flag the stupid advert submitted by Mary L. above, trying to flog her cheap tat here on Care2, but the software will not accept my comment that this post is inappropriate!

Jo C (6)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 2:49 pm
Signed. Thanks. Savages!
I keep trying to flag these people who are getting free advertising on here too, very few of the reports go through though. I too find it thoughtless and offensive.
Would all you retailers kindly sod off please!

. (0)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 3:02 pm
Signed and noted, thanks.

Rebecca T (1)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 3:23 pm
Apparently the human lust for blood and torture will never be sated. This is no better than the barbaric gladiator games of ancient Rome that people now find so crude and repulsive. The only difference is that human sacrifice has been eliminated from the equation - so that makes it acceptable?? This is a vile, archaic, deplorable act, and those who condone it and/or participate in it embody those same qualities.

To those of you who are frustrated with the neverending advertisements found on these posts, I'm with you. They are becoming a pandemic. Every time I try to flag them as inappropriate, I receive a message denying my request. I also have attempted to contact the Care2 support team regarding this matter, and have yet to hear back. I think I'll send them correspondence via snail mail with some attached ad listings and see if that makes a difference. It's completely inappropriate and out of control. Grrr.

Susan D (116)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 3:52 pm
I had no prob signing on (for once!) and thanks, Simone B, above, for your suggestion-- Have sent an email-- but-- only the last of the 4 email adys worked-- the others were "no matches found". I suspect the intended recipients killed their inboxes to avoid all the complaints.

Susan D (116)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 4:00 pm
Regarding the tat purveyed by Mary L, I decided that to post such a thing on a serious discussion post indicates extreme ignorance and a serious inability to understand the nature of the topic being discussed, and therefore I feel it is best to ignore her rubbish completely and treat her with the contempt she deserves.

milca V (79)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 4:26 pm
noted, signed! thanx cher

Janet R (38)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 5:42 pm
I signed it. I can't these people, actually, in my letter, I said that there were of human species but they are inhumane and lacking a heart. Hope that translate to "stop tormenting innocent animals, you disgusting excuses for a human".

Christine Stewart (134)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 6:30 pm
Sad that so many people would enjoy literally torturing a bull to death. Signed the petition.

Magdalena M (0)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 7:11 pm
Thank you Cher, noted, already signed.

Julija M (2)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 7:16 pm
noted and signed

Aletta Kraan (146)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 7:34 pm
Noted and signed , thank !

Donna B (39)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 7:48 pm

Brenda M (133)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 8:05 pm
Noted, Signed and sent. Thanks Cher. We have to start proving we're the most intelligent living things, and that we have evolved by doing that right thing. We must start to treat all life as we would want to be treated if were us, then just maybe we could start to be proud of our species.THIS IS UNEXCEPTABLE, its brings me to tears and makes me embarrassed to be part of the same human race that allows things like this to happen to our animals, Its so incredibly Sad...that people are the only animals that knowingly set out to hurt, abuse, torture and kill just because of some disturbingly distorted superiority complex. We are the only animal that can help other animals and I am so often ashamed to be any part of a species that could do or allow these things to happen. Absolutely no excuse for this, the horrific abuse and slaughtering of these poor innocent animals MUST STOP!!

gerlinde p (161)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 10:16 pm
signed thanks

Judith C (159)
Tuesday August 31, 2010, 11:54 pm

Jean Lord (46)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 8:53 am

Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 12:45 pm
Disgusting, signed and noted, thanks.

Tierney G (381)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 1:14 pm
Signed Aug 30 and posted on,facebok but thanks Cher

Theresa C (1)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 4:17 pm
Thanks a bunch for the post! signed....

Cindy C (125)
Wednesday September 1, 2010, 8:53 pm

Alisa M (45)
Friday September 3, 2010, 11:16 am
Done! thanx!

Michela M (3964)
Saturday September 4, 2010, 8:43 am
SIGNED and Noted!! Thanks!! Ciao!! Michela

Hannah H (98)
Tuesday September 7, 2010, 4:17 pm
Noted & signed!

Nancy Roussy (79)
Thursday September 16, 2010, 3:23 pm
Signed, thank you!
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