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Latina superstar Charo recently became the spokesperson for PETA's anti-bullfighting campaign, speaking out against a tradition that is in need of change.

The singer even has a song, España Cañí, that tells a story of a bull named Manolo, who has a nightmare about dying in a bullfight, but ends up leading a herd-wide anti-bullfighting movement.

Before heading to the ring, bulls are usually starved, drugged, or “shaved”, which means that their horns are sawed off, making them vulnerable and unstable.

“This animal doesn’t need to be punished, just to entertain yourself and sacrifice this beautiful animal,” Charo said in her PETA video. “Just to spend 45 minutes enjoying the death of a living thing is barbaric and has to go.”

The video shows a taping of a group of matadors repeatedly stabbing a crying, tongueless bull in its brain and intestines.

Results from a Gallup poll shows that 72 percent of Spaniards moved past the tradition and had no interest in the sport.

In addition to sharing the video, Charo encourages that advocates send a letter to Spanish Prime Miniister José Luís Rodríguez Zapatero, addressing the gore of bullfighting and ultimately, banning bullfighting in Spain.

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