No Seriously — A Bullfighting School in California

It is pompously called the California Academy of Tauromaquia. You can see it online here: Calling bullfighting a “misunderstood science”, the poorly-written description claims the bullfighting school offers adventure and “entry to an exciting lifestyle.” Blood is so conspicuously absent even in the few photographs of bulls already wounded by banderillas that photoshopping must have taken place. While it is unlikely that this school will train any world-class toreador, you never know what creeps who go there in the first place are going to do in their spare time, and bullfighting must not be glorified in ANY way, or gain a foothold in this country. We have enough to fight already.
So if it makes you feel better, you can leave comments on their website at, but more importantly, drop the following decision-making San Diego city officials a line:
Mayor Bob Filner                                                                                                                    City Administration Building                                                                                                202 C St., 11th Floor                                                                                                          San Diego, CA 92101                                                                                                        Phone: (619) 236-6330                                                                                                        Fax: (619)
Joe Terzi
CEO San Diego Tourism Authority                                                                                    San Diego Tourism Authority                                                                                             750 B Street, Suite 1500                                                                                                   San Diego, CA 92101                                                                                                   Phone: (619) 236-1212
Jerry Sanders
President San Diego Chamber of Commerce
Emerald Plaza
402 West Broadway, Suite 1000
San Diego, CA 92101
Tel: 619.544.1300
Tell these people it is a blemish on the city to have a school that glorifies animal abuse, and that you will most definitely not be vacationing there. Remember, paper letters are great, calls are great, emails are good. All three are wonderful. And bullfighting has to be one of the very bloodiest of a world full of bloody “sports”.
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I've been a vegetarian for almost 30 years now, since adopting my first dog, and vegan for more than 10. Why? The simplest and truest answer is that I love animals, and knowing what happens to them just to satisfy selfish human desires makes consuming any animal products impossible. I am a NARN Board member because its goals, beliefs, and ethics are mine, and because nothing is ever done that doesn't have only the animals at heart. There are no politics, no factions, no arguments, no personal motives. As for my favorite quote, it is beyond a doubt Ralph Waldo Emerson's "The purpose of life is not to be happy. The purpose of life is to be useful. To be useful, compassionate, honorable, and to have it matter that you lived."

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