Campaign Update: Pamela Anderson Urges the Spanish Senate to Reject Bullfighting Bill

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Baywatch star teams up with PETA again

Pamela Anderson has just appealed to the Spanish Senate urging it to reject a bill to protect bullfighting and grant it cultural heritage status. The disgraceful proposal is currently under consideration by the Senate and has been opposed by hundreds  of thousands of compassionate people both in Spain and internationally.

“Tormenting bulls for entertainment belongs to the Dark Ages, not the 21st century”, writes the former Baywatch star, who visited Spain last month. “Please take a compassionate stance against this cruel pastime by rejecting the bill to protect bullfighting. I guarantee that you will win the hearts, including mine, of citizens around the world.”

Experts and Animal Welfare Organisations Drive the Message Home

Today, representatives from a coalition of animal welfare organisations (of which PETA is a member) met with Spanish senators to hand over a letter denouncing the proposed law. In September, we already presented politicians in Madrid with 250,000 signatures from people in more than 135 countries who oppose bullfighting.

Love Spain Hate Bullfights banner in Spanish Senate

An accompanying letter, signed by 140 scientists and academics, points out that promoting animal abuse has a negative effect on the whole of society, raising concerns about how bullfights can desensitise children to violence. “Culture stops where cruelty starts”, as Spanish activist Marta Esteban Miñano explains.

Opposition to bullfighting is overwhelming, both in Spain and internationally. Enshrining this atrocity would sanction cruelty and do a great disservice to Spain’s compassionate majority, who want nothing to do with this barbaric pastime, much less for their taxes to be spent on propping it up.

Our campaign against the so-called “sport” is gaining momentum. Public pressure has led the Association of British Travel Agents, which is responsible for 90 per cent of UK foreign holiday packages, to launch its first animal welfare charter, which describes bullfights and bull-running fiestas as “unacceptable practices”.

Watch This Space The Spanish Senate’s vote is expected to take place on either 5 to 6 or 19 to 20 November. Stay tuned for updates – and thank you to everyone who wrote to the Spanish Embassy with the powerful “Love Spain Hate Bullfights” message.

If you haven’t already spoken out against this abhorrent bill, please join Pamela and thousands of other here:

Pamela Anderson photo: ©


  • Gina Powell commented on October 23, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Bullfighting is cruel and inhumane. It has no place in today’s international climate. It is not cultural nor traditional. It is a horrific act of violence against a sensitive and defenceless non-human species. This should not be taught to children. This should be outlawed never mind protected. Spain and its citizens will pay a high price for endorsing despicable acts of violence against a living creature. This must end. This must not be protected under “culture” or “tradition.” Listen to the majority if your citizens who don’t support this.

  • sandra burns commented on October 23, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    something needs to be done to STOP the cruel disgusting way to treat animals, STOP this NOW

  • maureen msrtin commented on October 23, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    This is barbaric should b stop.

  • Sandi Tasche commented on October 23, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I would love to visit Spain but will never go because of the bullfighting.

  • Emma Jo commented on October 23, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Bullfighting is barbaric and in no way ‘entertainment’. We have to stop this horrendous spectacle and educate people to see that it has no place in modern society.

  • Lauren commented on October 23, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    This inhumane practice needs to be stopped! TORTURE IS CRUEL. We must end this now!!!

  • Gejo Canovas commented on October 23, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Sometimes I feel ashamed of been Spanish. This is one of the reasons why!! This is not culture, this is simple torture and ignorance. It is time to stop behaving like barbarians. We live in the 21st Century!!

  • Reyna commented on October 23, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Que lindo resulta para esos seres sin voz despierten la solidaridad de una persona tan bella como tu, Pamela.

    Gracias desde Caracas por ese apoyo y que Dios te bendiga

  • Lorna Briers-Parr commented on October 23, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Bullfighting has no place in the 21st century and any country continuing this atrocity should be shunned by the rest of the world.

  • Jason Sommers commented on October 25, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Bull fighting is barberic and it needs to be stopped.

  • Pat Stier commented on October 26, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Absolutely shameful, not a vacation spot for me with bullfighting going on.

  • Szilvia S commented on October 27, 2013 at 8:44 am

    I don’t understand why this so called “sport” is still legal. It’s cruel & inhumane. Bullfighting is a disgrace

  • guillaume langlois commented on November 1, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Esta “cultura” era la de salvajes que apenas sabian que la terra no era plana.

    España todavia vive varios siglos atras o ha evolucionado?

    Por lo que se ve, no tiene verguenza en promocionarse como un pais donde los que matan y torturan se creen heroes.

  • annika dicke commented on January 22, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    this is horrible it needs to stop please make it stop.

  • Jesus Pesqueda commented on April 8, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Mis mas queridos y hermanos españoles. Mi mombre es.Jesús, y vengo de las.raices española de Garcia, Galindo, Pesqueda. Sé que es.una tradición de cientos años de ésta clase de deporte,.pero los animales son para el mundo creado por Dios para gozar de ellos y no abusar de ellos. Los toreros provocan al los toros para vengarse, y esto es nada bueno.
    Por favor, Governantes de España, ya paren esto. Los toros han.matado toreros por provocaciones, y claro el toro se tiene que.defender de su enemigo como cualquier otra clase de.animal. Nosotros tambien defendemos nuestros.seres.queridos si estan en peligro, así es lo mismo de los animales.

    Dios les bendiga.

    Mi sinceridad,

    Jesus Pesqueda

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