Stop Tying Terrified Dogs Onto the Backs of Bulls in Bullfights

In the village of Chalhuani, near the city of Abancay in the Apurimac region of central Peru, local residents tie a dog on the back of a bull during Virgen de la Asuncion. Then, they are released into a bullfight, where both will be killed.

My goal is to stop this custom from continuing. Please sign the petition to ask the President of Peru to ban this terrible practice. Let's show them that this tradition is causing an international outcry that they cannot ignore!

My connection to the cause is that myself and others find this totally barbaric and inhumane to both the dog and the bull. Bullfighting is already grotesque and cruel, but adding a terrified dog to the slaughter is simply horrifying.  

En la localidad de Chalhuani, cerca de la ciudad de Abancay, en la región de Apurimac, en el centro del Perú, los residentes locales atan un perro en la espalda de un toro durante la Virgen de la Asunción. Luego, son liberados en una corrida de toros, donde ambos serán asesinados. Mi meta es detener esta costumbre de continuar. Por favor firme la petición para pedir al Presidente del Perú que prohíba esta terrible práctica. Vamos a mostrarles que esta tradición está causando una protesta internacional que no pueden ignorar! Mi conexión con la causa es que yo y otros encontramos esto totalmente bárbaro e inhumano tanto para el perro como para el toro. La tauromaquia ya es grotesca y cruel, pero añadir un perro aterrorizado a la matanza es simplemente horripilante.

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski


The village of Chalhuani near the city of Abancay in the Apurimac region of central Peru, tie a dog on the back of a bull during Virgen de la Asuncion, where both will be killed. Myself and others find this totally barbaric and inhumane to both the dog and the bull. This custom has nothing to do with the Virgin Mary.  If people in the world know of these actions they, like myself, will boycott goods from Peru.


Leer la carta de petición ▾ Presidente Pedro Pablo Kuczynski El pueblo de Chalhuani cerca de la ciudad de Abancay, en la región de Apurimac, en el centro del Perú, atan un perro en la espalda de un toro durante la Virgen de la Asunción, donde ambos serán asesinados. Yo y otros encontramos esto totalmente bárbaro e inhumano tanto para el perro como para el toro. Esta costumbre no tiene nada que ver con la Virgen María. Si la gente en el mundo sabe de estas acciones, ellos, como yo, boicotearán mercancías del Perú.

Update #53 months ago
Two petitioners have received letters from the Peruvian Government. The matter has gone to the Regional Governor of Apurimac.
Please email:
SR. WILBERT FERNANDO VENEGAS TORRES
presidencia@regionapurimac.gob.pe

Dos peticionarios han recibido cartas del Gobierno peruano. El asunto ha pasado al gobernador regional de Apurimac.

Por favor envíe un correo electrónico:
SR. WILBERT FERNANDO VENEGAS TORRES
Presidencia@regionapurimac.gob.pe
Update #43 months ago
I have not given up! I will continue to make government officials informed on this terrible practice. No one has replied to me yet!
Update #35 months ago
Sorry that the email: accesolnf@presidencia.gob.pe is no longer valid.

Please try:
Presidente of Peru.
c/o Maria Lila Iwasaki Cauti
General Secretary
miwasaki@presidencia.gob.pe

Martin Alberto Vizcarra
First Vice President of the Republic
MVIZCARRA63@HOTMAIL.COM

Ministry of Tourism:
http://www.mincetur.gob.pe/contacto/#wpcf7-f1327-p1324-o1

Here's a link to the petition: http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/AwWEI/zoyY/ClzSH

I will post it any answers.

Corinne Koftinoff
Update #26 months ago
WOW! Almost 180,000 signatures! Thank you all so much for caring. I think once we have 250,000 signatures the Peruvian Government will be notified. You can also express your outrage to the Peruvian President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski :
P. P. Kuczynski
Presidente de la República del Perú
Palacio de Gobierno
Plaza de Armas
Lima 1
Peru
Update #18 months ago
Thank You all for signing my petition! We are almost there to reach 75,000 signatures! Please share and Thank You so much for signing and sharing! Corinne
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