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ACTION ALERT: Calves Speared With Banderillas: That's Entertainment on Spanish TV! PLEASE TAKE ACTION !

Animals  (tags: barbaric sadistc evil cruelty, steers, calves, tortuerd, speared, suffering, horrendous cruelty )

- 2581 days ago -
Last Wednesday the series "I want to be a bullfighter" ('Quiero ser torero' ) was launched on TeleMadrid and Castilla la Mancha TV channels. In a reality show devoid of all compassion for sentient beings, six young men are competing for the title of


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MmAway M (519)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 9:30 am
Goodness, Simone, I can't figure out what type of action I can take on this after taking a peek at the site, please advise!

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 9:56 am
just to see this my heart is jumping my blood is boyling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for god sake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for goorness sake!!!!!!!!!! this is brutality. iam writing now with my head and face down. i can not see this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hayley Rose Stirling (5)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 9:57 am
For some reason, the page won't load when I click on visit site, but just the headline and the picture are enough to trouble and upset me. I hope that something can be done to stop this.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 9:58 am
this poor animals is suffering!!!!!!!!!!!!! he is going to die very slowly!!!!!!!!!!!!!. simone htis is beyand every thinng!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! when this is going to stop????????????????????

Sue H (7)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 10:18 am
Noted, tried to send tv station protest through click on but it would not go through. We need our own petition!

Esther Z (94)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 10:40 am
Noted. This type of entertainment is unacceptable, and just plain wrong! It just angers me how any one would see the torture of an innocent animal as prime time entertainment. I hope the creators and producers of this show are sued and taken to court for violating animal cruelty laws!

Simone Duffin (1462)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 11:22 am
There is a petition here that can be signed against this savagery -

Mercedes P (54)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 12:19 pm
Thank you for the petition link Simone D.! Horrible and sick!

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 12:43 pm
Noted and signed.

Gabriela C (105)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 2:07 pm
Sadly noted, the change petition signed, thanks Simone.

Regina P (63)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 2:45 pm
So sick & disgusting., Signed petition. Thanks Simone

Jason Green (235)
Wednesday May 23, 2012, 3:05 pm
So many times humans just make me sick!

Danuta W (1251)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 1:27 am

Judy C (91)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 1:56 am
Already signed. Thanks Simone.

Tanja Zilker (3)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 7:44 am

Constance F (418)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 7:44 am
Change petition signed, thank you for link.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 8:47 am
Signed. Thanks for posting, Anneke.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 8:56 am
Sorry, thanks for posting, Simone!

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 11:52 am
Signed. Thank you, Simone.

Voicila G (172)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 12:03 pm
Signed, thank you!

Teresa Cowley (274)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 2:05 pm
Thanks for the petition, Simone--noted and signed.

Irene Leggett (0)
Thursday May 24, 2012, 2:37 pm
Absolutely sickening and disgusting. These are not young men, these are nothing but a group of animal abusers, a group of animal torturers, a group of mindless, heartless, soul-less barbarians. There is nothing, no tradition, no ritual, nothing, that can justify this blatant and wanton cruelty and brutality. These so-called young men should hang their heads in shame that they can inflict so much agony, pain and terror onto these young animals in the name of 'fun' sport and entertainment'

Nancy Roussy (79)
Friday May 25, 2012, 9:36 am
Signed or already signed and noted, thank you!

Michela M (3964)
Friday May 25, 2012, 5:37 pm

naomi cohen (55)
Friday May 25, 2012, 6:29 pm
every 'matador' should be tied together and let the bulls out. they then would know what fear the poor calves and bulls experience in what they call 'entertainment. this is intolerable and unacceptable. it is murder and torture.

Lucy Bell (8)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 2:25 am
A people's traditions need to be respected, but only if they are humane

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 4:12 am

Phillip A (117)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 4:47 am
This goes beyond evil... To the Spanish people who support and enjoy watching this crap - you should hang your heads in shame. For goodness sake wake up, and realise that we are now in thye 21st Century!!!

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 5:45 am
Noted Simone :-0 Trying to find another petition site other then Thanx :-0

Lisa N (202)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 6:26 am
Gracias por firmar la petición "TELEMADRID: Dejen de emitir el programa "Quiero ser torero""
Thank you Simone & Regina for the forward.

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 7:09 am
Shame...shame on those who partake in such barbaric displays of torture. Signed.

Harsha Vardhana (56)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 9:05 am
Very sad. Signed petition. Thanks Simone

Michelle S (462)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 8:20 pm do you think they "train" and "practice" to hit their living targets when they become full grown bulls!?


Bullfighting doesn't just involve the torture and mutilation of the bull in the ring!!! Calves are practiced on and murdered during "training;" if the "instructor" at the matador school "approves" of the "talent" the child has displayed in the killing of the calve, the get to keep the tail and ears.

Matador schools take in youngsters both male and female as young as five years of age. Children entering matador school do so looking forward to a life of killing in the ring, which will hopefully result the fame and fortune (cars, clothes, money, adoration) that comes with the "job."

Horses are also the victims in these sadistic horror fests and the practice that goes in to them.

liz meesters (176)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 11:59 am
signed & noted, thanks

Grainne OCarroll (72)
Wednesday May 30, 2012, 2:24 pm

David N (19)
Friday June 1, 2012, 6:12 am

Alison A (244)
Saturday June 2, 2012, 12:42 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Simone.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 1:18 pm
Noted and signed Simone :-0 Thanx

Kelly Rogers (303)
Sunday June 3, 2012, 2:33 pm
With a saddened and sickened heart signed

Yvonne F (181)
Wednesday June 27, 2012, 8:41 am
SIgned and email sent to the TV station. Absolutely outrageous and unacceptable. Thanks for posting so I could take actions
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