No More Deaths: Call For an End to Bullfights and Bull Runs

Every July at the San Fermín festival in Pamplona, Spain, a spectacle of cruelty to animals known as the Running of the Bulls takes place in which bulls are tortured and killed. Will you help end it?

Every summer, young bulls who have had very little contact with humans are transported to Pamplona on a long, stressful journey. The San Fermín festival organisers confine them to a small pen for several days. Then, they release them into a noisy, chaotic mob of people – many of whom are tourists – who chase the terrified animals through the narrow streets of the city. The bulls often crash into walls or lose their footing, sometimes breaking bones.

And that’s not the end of it. Later that day, they’re tormented and killed in the bullring. At least 48 bulls are barbarically stabbed to death during the week of bloodshed.

The Running of the Bulls and subsequent bullfights did not take place for the last two years because of COVID-19, sparing 96 bulls torment and death. However, it is set to return this year. PETA is calling for an end to the bull runs and bullfights and for them to be replaced with a humane alternative so people can enjoy the revelry with none of the cruelty to animals

Do You Agree? Speak Up Now!

Please sign our petition to urge the mayor of Pamplona to end the Running of the Bulls and subsequent bullfights during the San Fermín festival.


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Dear Mayor,

I urge you to ban the Running of the Bulls and subsequent bullfights during the San Fermín festival and replace these cruel spectacles with a humane alternative that does not involve animals.

Bulls are sentient beings with unique personalities who form complex social bonds. Bull runs and bullfights cause them extreme suffering.

At only 5 years old, bulls brought to Pamplona face a terrifying mob of people who chase them through the narrow streets of the city. They often lose their footing around corners and crash into walls, sometimes breaking bones or injuring themselves in other ways.

They’re then repeatedly taunted in the bullring, forced to run to the point of exhaustion, and stabbed with multiple weapons, enduring a slow, painful death. This cruelty is rightfully banned in many parts of the world.

We, the undersigned, demand an end to this violence and urge you to replace the bull runs and bullfights with humane activities that don’t involve animals.


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