Persuasive Writing Coursework

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Task: write a formal persuasive letter to the Spanish government persuading the to end/keep bullfighting and/or bull running in Spain. (500 - 800 words)

Av. Eusebio Matoso, 333 - Pinheiros
05423-180
Sao Paulo - Sp, Brazil
The king of Spain
Palacio de Zarzuela
Madrid
Spain

27th February 2013

To whom it may concern,

I am writing to you to inform about my humble opinion about the bull runs and also the bull fighting which happens every July, for nine days, in Pamplona. I witnessed the event from a video on YouTube and promise to tell you everything I think about it. I hope that I can express my viewpoints without insulting the tradition, the people from Spain and even yourself.

To start off I would like to say that I am strongly against bull running and most of all bull fighting. I understand it has been tradition for over 300 years, and millions of tourists come to the country or more specifically Pamplona just to watch this major event. I also know that the bull fighting and running bring joy and entertainment for the Spanish people and tourists but this simple reason is not enough to kill 9 bulls every year. You could counter my arguments by saying that we kill the bulls and also cows for meat these days, but protein is a basic need for all human beings. Nowadays meat is getting more and more expensive and we can all say that it is probably because there are less and less animals for meat. Meat is something we need to survive, of course entertainment is important but there many other ways to do so without hurting the poor bulls that suffer tremendously during the bullfighting.

The Bull Run is not such a problem because the bulls do not die in it, of course it also causes the bull problems because they get extremely stressed before running. I am sure, that after living in peace for your whole life, you wouldn’t want to be stuck in a very small place with others like you to run around town together with other animals. In this...
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