Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel.
SPAIN, FILTHY STEPMOTHER
“Goodbye, filthy stepmother, country of serfs and lords…,” Juan Goytisolo, Catalan writer and intellectual, wrote in his 1970 “Reivindicación del conde don Julián” novel, and sixteen years after he repeated the same words in the “En los reinos de Taifa” memoirs.
Filthy stepmother, country of serfs and lords, where massacring animals in the name of art and tradition is a “fiesta”.
A “fiesta” supported and defended mostly by the corrupt Spanish right wing.
Bull kills itself after horns set on fire at Spanish fiesta
Warning Graphic Footage: The frightened animal ran head first into a wooden pole and dying instantly
“A bull killed itself on a wooden post after being sent into a terrified frenzy when it’s horns were set on fire in front of a baying crowd.
The animal, which died instantly, was initially tied to the post in front of the baying crowd during the “Bulls in the Street” festival – which is a scaled down version of Pamplona’s famous Running of the Bulls festival”
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