“Humanity’s true moral test, its fundamental test…consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.”
More actions you can take to Stop the Torture of Bulls at the Toro Jubilo festival – see a previous entry
Please take the following actions before November 15th
Help PETA to Stop the Horrific and Cruel Toro Jubilo festival
Every year in November, a festival called Toro Jubilo is held in Soria, Spain, during which balls of flammable tar (or pitch) are attached to the horns of bulls and then set on fire. The terrified animals, either tied to stakes in public squares or released to run madly through the streets, burn in agony for hours, the blazing tar scorching their faces and bodies. Many frantic bulls reportedly crash into walls in blind terror! Their carcasses are later consumed by participants who believe that the flesh of the tortured animals provides fertility and invincibility. Video of this horror can be seen here.
Please urge Soria officials to ban Toro Jubilo. Remind them that this sadistic, archaic event has no place in today’s society, and let them know that you and everyone you know will boycott travel to Soria until this cruelty has stopped. And please, forward this alert far and wide!
Read more and send a message to Soria Officals:
Please edit if possible but send the message as soon as you can and spread the word. This is just so horrific, it turns my stomach to think of the cruelty and the suffering these animals endure. It has to stop now. The fact that a country such as Spain allows this to take place is a disgrace, an anachronism from a bygone age. Such treatment of our fellow creatures has no place in an ethical or progressive society.
Other Actions to Take
Please sign the following petitions:
Stop Setting Live Bulls on Fire in Spain
Stop Burning Bulls Alive In Spain:
November 15th Spain will Yet Again Cause Great Pain to Bulls
Yet again Spain will torture bulls. Getting tied to a post by its horns and a plank of wood attached to a metal bar doused in pitch – a highly combustible mixture of turpentine and sulphur. While the flames eat the wood
Fiercely hot sparks and embers drip from the burning torches onto the terrified and suffering young bull.
Then released it will be chased around by a screaming laughing crowd. The bulls can’t do much more than run around in pain, often smashing into walls in tying to put out the flames. Stumbling over things placed on the ground to the delight of the crowd. During this time the dripping hot pitch burns the bull’s horns, body, face, nostrils, and eyes and causes tremendous pain – all while spectators cheer and run around the victims hitting them with sticks.
WEEAC® – International
World Events Ending Animal Cruelty
Although Spain is known for its rich culture and traditions, many of these traditions involve severe cruelty toward bulls. The annual tradition in the little town of Medinaceli located in the city of Soria, Spain is called Toro de Fuego or Toro Jubilo, and it involves burning live bulls in front of locals and tourists. This cultural event gathers roughly 4000 spectators in the November of every year, and each year, innocent bulls are horrifically murdered.
Read More includes videos:
Bull is set on fire and tortured for entertainment in Spainish tradition
“In the province of Valencia alone there are 6,000 festivals involving cruelty to bulls”