American Airlines asked to stop publicising bullfighting

13 Aug

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American Airlines is being urged to stop presenting details about bullfighting on its website. The company is publicising bullfights in Madrid, Seville and Lima and even providing a link to a site where tickets can be purchased.

In the events section of the American Airlines Lima page, an “all-important” bullfight festival is featured along with a phone number and website address for the ticket agent.

“The most famous matadors and bull ranches in the world compete for fame and glory in the Acho Plaza de Toros, a bullfighting arena erected in 1766 and rebuilt in 1945,” the event description outlines. “The Feria Taurina del Señor de los Milagros is one of the key bullfighting events in Latin America.”

Acknowleding the cruelty of bullfighting, a warning is given to those who “find the practice of bullfighting unpleasant”: “We suggest you steer well clear.”

More bullfighting content appears on the airline’s Seville page – “Flying To Seville With American Airlines? Seville conjures up images of raven-haired flamenco dancers, bullfights and extravagant Mudéjar architecture…The Sevillians’ passion for bullfighting is visible on a tour of the Real Maestranza bullring and its onsite museum, which houses paintings and embellished matador costumes.”

The city’s Feria de San Miguel is also featured on the page. One of the highlights of the festival is listed as “bullfights”.

For those flying with American Airlines to Madrid, information about the city’s “premier” bullring is presented, including address, phone number and bullfight dates.

The entry for Madrid goes on to outline that “while many may be against the taunting of animals for sport, bullfighting is associated with a sense of Spanishness, deeply rooted within the national identity.”

Plane Disgusting: On its website, American Airlines presents information about how to get tickets to witness this appalling barbarity.

 ACTION ALERT

Contact American Airlines and urge them to remove all references to bullfighting from their website.

Mr Tom Horton
CEO, American Airlines
P.O. Box 619612 MD 2400
DFW Airport, TX 75261-9612
USA

Email: tom.horton@aa.com
Email Via: www.americanairlines.ie
Tel: 817.786.3778
Facebook: facebook.com/aa
Twitter: @americanair

RELEVANT LINKS

http://www.americanairlines.ie/i18n/travelInformation/destinationInformation/lima/lima.jsp
(Click on the EVENTS tab)
Señor de los Milagros Bullfight Festival…The most famous matadors and bull ranches in the world compete for fame and glory in the Acho Plaza de Toros

https://www.americanairlines.ie/i18n/travelInformation/destinationInformation/seville/seville.jsp
Flying To Seville With American Airlines – Seville conjures up images of raven-haired flamenco dancers, bullfights and extravagant Mudéjar architecture…The Sevillians’ passion for bullfighting is visible on a tour of the Real Maestranza bullring and its onsite museum, which houses paintings and embellished matador costumes.

Feria de San Miguel…The Feria de San Miguel is one of Seville’s major annual events. The highlights include … bullfights

http://www.americanairlines.ie/i18n/travelInformation/destinationInformation/madrid/madrid.jsp
Sunday Bullfights

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