Nov 11, 2008

BURNING BULLS "TORO DE FUEGO" SPAIN'S SHAMEFUL TRADITION

In Medinaceli, a picturesque town in the province of Soria, Spain, a "tradition" called "Toro Júbilo" brings shame on Spain. On the second weekend in November, balls of pitch (a sticky black substance made from tar or turpentine) will once again be stuck onto the horns of a bull and set on fire. The burning bull is called "Toro de Fuego" (literally "bull on fire"). The bull is then released onto the streets and can do nothing but run around in pain. The bull often smashes into walls in an attempt to douse the fire. The agony the bull must suffer is unimaginable. These fiery balls can burn for hours, and they burn the bull's horns, body and eyes and cause tremendous stress – all while spectators cheer and run around the victim.
Please sign the petition below to stop the sadistic torture of these animals.

4 comments:

~~ KLEM ~~ said...

Thanks for your comment on my blogger. How did you find my page? :)

I heard about this "celebration" when I visited parts of Spain. I don't know how they can still get away with treating animals like this just because it's a "tradition" in their country...

~~ KLEM ~~ said...

oh and you need to put the "follow this blog" thingo on your page so i can!

Bea Elliott said...

That's exactly why they get away with it... because it is "tradition"... "Tradition" to hunt whales, "tradition" to club seals, "tradition" to pig wrestle, "tradition" go to rodeos or to the circus. Ironic how in this age of i-pods, blackberries and laptops some are still entrenched in such primative "entertainment"...

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