To His Excellency Pedro Sánchez,
Bullfights are immensely cruel events in which thousands of animals are slowly and painfully killed across Spain every year. Attackers on horseback and on foot drive lances and sharp sticks into bulls' necks and backs, and when the animals have become weakened by blood loss, a matador finally kills them with a sword.
Bulls also suffer in bull runs, in which they're forced to run through the streets while being harassed by a terrifying mob. The panicked animals often lose their footing and crash into walls, breaking bones and otherwise injuring themselves.
An overwhelming 81 per cent of Spaniards don't support bullfighting, according to an Ipsos MORI poll released in 2016. That figure is even higher among 16- to 24-year-olds, rising to a whopping 93 per cent.
Please listen to the voices of people in Spain and across the world and ban bullfighting and bull runs now.