#BetterThanBullfights: We Asked People to Tell Spanish Politicians What Makes Spain Great

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Something exciting is happening across Spain. The movement against cruel bullfighting is growing like it never has before. Stadiums are almost empty, and from small villages to major cities, many places are moving away from this blood sport. One hundred towns already have bans! We’re making huge progress.

The vast majority of Spanish people don’t attend bullfights. But the tiny lobby that wants these inhumane events to continue often argues that they’re good for tourism.

Now, tourists are proving them wrong.

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We asked people to tell us what they love about Spain – and 5,000 responses flooded in. Below are some excerpts of what they said.

  • “The generosity and the warmth of all people! I recently went to Spain and I really enjoyed my trip because I met plenty of nice and caring people. The great weather and lovely architecture aren’t so bad either.” – Anna, Carpi, Italy

  • “The Spanish people who welcome families everywhere and who are so warm and friendly, always happy to chat and offer advice on places to visit.” – Jacqueline, London

  • “Spectacular feast days, great wine and food, beautiful architecture, glorious weather and the warmth of the Spanish people.” – Pamela, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

  • “This is a beautiful country with a fascinating history. The historical architecture and old towns are stunning, and the music is mysterious and unique.” – Sylvi, Korumburra, Australia

  • “I love to visit Barcelona and Málaga. I love your beaches and the friendly Spanish people.” – Helen, Hook of Holland, the Netherlands

  • “[The] sun, beautiful beaches, kind people and amazing wildlife.” – Renee, London

  • “The beautiful weather, the friendly people, the food, the wine and the stunning scenery and beautiful countryside.” – Lynn, Inverurie, UK

  • “A beautiful country with beautiful countryside and mountains and superb weather. Those are the reasons I would visit Spain – NOT outdated and mediaeval practices such as bullfighting!” – Carol, Skipton, UK

  • “[The] architecture, scenery, danc[ing], music, wine, sun.” – Susan, Frinton-on-Sea, UK

  • “I love the Gazpacho, late nights, fruits, and danc[ing].” – Nandita, Mumbai, India

These love notes came from compassionate people around the globe who applaud Spain for everything from its art and architecture to its warm weather and meandering roads. We printed them in books and delivered them to officials in Galicia, Madrid, Pamplona, San Sebastián, and Valencia.

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Please support Spain’s anti-bullfighting movement and help us eliminate these horrific events.

Here are some things you can do:

Comments

  • FRAN GILBEY commented on November 23, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    this is a barbaric sport, it was not ment for killing it was for celabrating. by danceing on the animals in a ritaul time not killing them.

  • June Whitehead commented on November 23, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    tHIS SPORT IS OUTDATED!

  • Rebecca Cruz commented on November 23, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    This is totally barbaric and needs to stop now. Animal cruelty is disgusting and disgraceful. I’m off spanish origin and I’m ashamed by the Spanish government.

  • Vasilis T. commented on November 23, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    That was a brilliant idea and a beautiful realization, as could be expected from PETA. Hope to see the effects soon.

  • Maureen Jackson commented on November 24, 2016 at 6:57 am

    I WOULD LOVE TO GO TO SPAIN BUT WILL NOT UNTIL BULLFIGHTING IS BANNED, IT IS A BEAURUFUL COUNTRY WITH A BARBARIC LUST FOR BLOOD & IN THE 21st CENTURY IT IS TIME FOR BULLFIGHTING TO BE BANNED FOR GOOD, ONLY THEN WILL I VISIT YOUR COUNTRY.

    • Jo commented on November 27, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      Why are you painting the entire population of nearly 50 million people with such a wide brush? Fox hunting is legal in England and is equally barbaric. Does it prevent you from coming to the UK? I don’t understand why people pretend to take such a moral high ground when cruelty towards animals happens all over the world.

  • Michael Nightingale commented on November 24, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Even one of the Popes forbade bull fighting. It is medieval and Spanish people should be ashamed.

  • Gail Hammond commented on November 24, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Stop Bullfighting

  • chantal commented on November 24, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    I think caring people should boycott Spain. I know it’s extreme.
    We had bullfighting in the UK in 16th century but realised how barbaric it was.

    • Jo commented on November 27, 2016 at 8:15 pm

      Are you boycotting England for fox hunting? It’s equally barbaric. But hey, it’s easier to pretend to have a moral high ground and look down at an entire national of nearly 50 million people. Boycotting is not the answer. Activism and education are.

  • Virginia Abreu De Paula commented on November 25, 2016 at 2:53 am

    Beautiful. I would like to know if all comments were included. If so, mine is there too,

  • Janet pearson commented on November 25, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    I love Spain but will not visit until the horrific torture of bulls and other animals cease.

  • Eugénia Bentes commented on November 25, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Bullfighting is cruel.
    We should never hurt animals.

  • Julia Eisen commented on November 27, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Bullfighting is a terrible form of animal abuse, which is beneath the Spanish people.

  • Melanie commented on November 29, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Bullfighting is terrible! Someone will stopped it!

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