Call for Catholics to oppose bullfighting

Dear ICN,

May I appeal to your readers to join me in urging the Catholic Church to oppose the bullfight? This campaign began with requests for tweets and Facebook posts. In continuation I am asking for emails to the Pope at:- Lombardi@pressva.va using the following message (copy and paste) or using your own words:- ----------------- Pope Francis, show your concern for creation by condemning the bullfight and directing that your Bishops officially proclaim your condemnation. -------------------

Fr. Federico Lombardi is the Director of the Vatican Press Office, and the best way to contact the Pope by email. The bullfight involves a ritual of prolonged, agonising torture of bulls for entertainment.Many thousands of bulls are violently abused in this way each year.

The Catholic Church needs to speak out against the bullfight partly because of the Church's ability to exert influence in Catholic countries like Spain where bullfights take place and partly because the Church is complicit in this cruelty.

For instance bullfights are promoted, enacted and watched by Catholics, bullfights are staged to celebrate feast days of Catholic Saints, and far from condemning them priests might be involved. Your emails are a very important stage in this campaign.

Please make the time to send one.

Many thanks,

Virginia Bell, Catholic Action for Animals

For more information see: https://catholicactionforanimals.wordpress.com/