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Boycott Bullfighting - Download and share the ICABS leaflet
01 September 2015

Please print out and distribute the new Irish Council Against Blood Sports' anti-bullfighting leaflet. The message on the leaflet is: "Have happy holiday memories - Boycott bullfighting".

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Boycott Bullfighting by Irish Council Against Blood Sports

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“Shocking, Disgusting, Cruel”

Many tourists who venture into bullrings out of curiosity leave upset and regret having witnessed animals being mercilessly killed before their eyes.

Holidaymakers! This summer, please help end one of the world’s cruellest blood sports. If you are holidaying in a bullfighting country, please boycott the bullrings.

Bullfighting leaves thousands of bulls dead every year. Each bullfight involves the torture to death of six or more bulls.

Horseback riders firstly weaken the bull by stabbing its body with sharp lances. To force it to drop its head, hooked spears are then driven into its neck muscles. The cruelty culminates with a fatal stabbing through the heart with a sword.

Horses are also victims, often being knocked off their feet and severely gored.

Some tour operators and travel guides may try to lure you into bullrings by presenting them as centres of art and culture. For the sake of the animals and your own peace of mind, please don’t listen to them.

Seeing a cut-up bull stumbling weakly around an arena with blood spurting from its back and spraying from its mouth and nostrils is sure to leave a dark shadow across holiday memories. In fact, many tourists who venture into bullrings out of curiosity leave in disgust as the animals are mercilessly killed before their eyes.

“I was prepared for the worst but still found it shocking, disgusting and cruel,” one upset tourist recently reported. “I left after seeing a man horrifically injured and three bulls massacred. It should not be allowed to take place.”

Bullrings in holiday spots depend on ticket sales to tourists. Decide now to boycott these venues and make your holiday cruelty-free. Not only will this help bring bullfighting to an end but it will ensure that you arrive home enjoying happy holiday memories!


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Spanish Tourism - Stop promoting cruel bullfighting

Contact the Spanish Tourism Office and make it clear that, as one of the majority opposed to animal cruelty, you find it very offensive that they are actively promoting bullfighting and bullrunning. If their promotion of animal cruelty would make you chose an alternative holiday destination, please point this out in your correspondence.

Gonzalo Ceballos, Director
Spanish Tourism Office in Ireland
1-3 Westmoreland Street, Dublin
Tel: 01-6350200
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Stop selling bullfighting tickets Stop publicising cruel bullfighting events
Fodors Travel Guides: Stop directing tourists to bullrings

If you choose to holiday in a bullfighting country (Spain, France, Portugal, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela), please do not visit bullfighting arenas or museums. Avoid purchasing any bullfight-related souvenirs. Join the international campaign against bullfighting. Please register your opposition to this horrific blood sport with the governments and political representatives of bullfighting countries as well as to the local Ambassadors.

Contact the Spanish Ambassador to Ireland, or your country of residence, to register opposition to bullfighting. Express your desire to see bullfighting banned throughout all of Spain.

The Spanish Ambassador to Ireland
Embassy of Spain
17A Merlyn Park, Dublin 4.

Tel 1: +353 (0)1 2691640 or +353 (0)1 2692597

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