There’s a bill coming to the Spanish senate that will protect bullfighting if granted a “cultural heritage status,” but unsurprisingly, a lot of people are against that notion, including Pamela Anderson. She’s speaking out to the senate to reject the bill.
In a letter she wrote to the Spanish senate, Anderson said, “Tormenting bulls for entertainment belongs to the Dark Ages, not the 21st century. 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.”
Calling the bullfighting spectacle cruel and not entertaining, she also wrote, “I have spent my career entertaining people, but I know that there is nothing remotely entertaining about stabbing bulls to death in bullfighting arenas. Despite the history of bullfighting in Spain, times and sensibilities have changed, and millions of Spanish citizens have signed petitions to ban bullfighting across the country. In fact, 76 percent of Spaniards say that they have no interest in bullfighting, according to a recent poll.”
Joining her protest of the bill are organizations People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Humane Society International, CAS International, League Against Cruel Sports, and World Society for the Protection of Animals. Together, they have previously presented a petition to politicians in Madrid that had over 250,000 signatures from people spanning 135 countries.
To learn more about the cruelty behind this “cultural heritage event,” check out PETA.org.
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