Help Stop the Horrific and Cruel Toro Jubilo festival

“Humanity’s true moral test, its fundamental test…consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals.”
Milan Kundera


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:

Also see:

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.

Read More:

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”
Read More:

2 thoughts on “Help Stop the Horrific and Cruel Toro Jubilo festival

  1. Were someone make the effort to compile a central repository of “normal” or “traditional” atrocities committed against our sister/brother Earthlings…I wonder if we could stand it.

    • Thanks for your comment.I often consider this. Would we be able to stand knowing the extent of the atrocities committed against animals? It is difficult enough and depressing enough to know about the atrocities that are committed towards animals on a day to day basis, which since having the Internet I am more aware of. I think it would be unbearably overwhelming to know every cruel deed, but such a repository might make people think. Not a day passes without my being aware of some awful thing that is happening to our fellow creatures with whom we share this world. I was only thinking this morning before seeing your comment how every second of everyday innocent animals are suffering terribly as a result of atrocities committed by human beings. For animals it is the planet from hell. Rather reminds me of the following quote

      “We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.”
      William Ralph

      Yes such a repository would be difficult to bear but would a good idea and very useful in order to make people understand the extent of the appalling mistreatment of animals by human beings

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