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You've heard of the inherent cruelty of bullfighting, but did you know that there's a school that trains children to participate in this barbaric "sport"? Kids as young as 14 are being taught to torture and kill calves and bulls. Please join us in speaking up to spare bulls this appalling abuse.
A video recorded by the Spanish Animalist Party Against Mistreatment of Animals shows an apprentice bullfighter attacking a young calf—who doesn't even have fully formed horns and hasn't been weaned from his mother's milk. All bullfights are horrible to watch, but it's especially horrifying to see this young, terrified animal stagger around—as he is stabbed repeatedly and bleeds from multiple wounds—before he falls to the ground and his ears are cut off. Last year, another disturbing video showed children as young as 14 learning how to stab calves as part of a practical exam at a bullfighting school in Madrid.
These events are extremely violent and cruel to animals, and encouraging children to torment and kill any living being is deeply wrong. According to the United Nations:
[T]he participation of children and adolescents in bullfighting activities constitutes a grave violation of the articles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child … as they are being indoctrinated for a violent act.
It's time for Spain to respect the rights of children and animals by closing down its gruesome bullfighting schools—which currently receive government funding! Take action now to send a message to Spain's Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport asking that bullfighting schools be closed immediately.