Dear Mr Mayor,
I urge you to ban the Running of the Bulls and subsequent bullfights during the San Fermín festival for good and to replace these cruel spectacles with a humane alternative.
Bulls are sentient beings with unique personalities who form complex social bonds. The Running of the Bulls 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, killing them slowly and painfully. 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.