Below is a guest post by the animal and human rights activist and supporter of free software Luis Leonel.


Tras los Muros is a project for animal liberation.
MATADERO is a documentary film from Tras Los Muros about an investigation into 58 Mexican slaughterhouses between the 2015 and 2017 years.

The film shows the systematic cruelty the animals suffer in slaughterhouses, which is deliberately hidden by the meat packing industry.

Warning: Some people may find the images included in the video and the articles very disturbing.

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Mataderos en México: investigación en el corazón de la industria cárnica. (In spanish)

“Casi nadie toleraría que los animales considerados de compañia, —perros, gatos, etc— fueran tratados como los animales considerados de granja, e intentaría evitar su abuso o matanza. Muchas personas sienten repulsión e indignación cuando conocen que en otros lugares del mundo se consume, por ejemplo, carne de perro. Pero al mismo tiempo no parece importarles que se consuma carne de vaca, cerdo, o pollo. Quizás pensemos que los animales nos importan, pero en realidad son solo algunos de ellos. Quizás no somos consientes de lo que sucede verdaderamente en granjas y mataderos. O quizás nunca hemos querido pensar con profundidad en ello.

He estado más de seis meses infiltrándome en mataderos y, sin poder mostrar mi repulsión ni casi inmutarme, he tenido que ser testigo de todo el horror de aquellos sitios y de las atrocidades perpetradas contra los animales con el único fin de mostrarte lo que sucede allí realmente.

Ahora te pido que hagas un esfuerzo y mires.”

Please continue reading the complete article:

Google translation of the extraction above. You can use Google or other translator to read the entire article:

“Almost no one would tolerate that the considered companion animals, -dogs, cats, etc- were treated like the farm animals , and would try to avoid their abuse or killing.”Many people feel revulsion and indignation when they know that other parts of the world consume, for example, dog meat. But at the same time, they do not seem to care if beef, pork, or chicken is consumed. We may think that animals matter to us, but in reality they are just some of them. Maybe we are not aware of what really happens in farms and slaughterhouses. Or maybe we’ve never wanted to think deeply about it. “I have been infiltrating slaughterhouses for more than six months and, without being able to show my repulsion or getting upset, I have had to witness all the horror of those places and the atrocities perpetrated against animals for the sole purpose of showing you what really happens there”

Now I ask you to make an effort and look.”

You might also find the following interview with a slaughterhouse worker revealing though very shocking.

Entrevista a trabajador de un matadero (in Spanish)

(Interview with worker of a slaughterhouse)


Please Take URGENT Action: Bulls Being Chased, Beaten With Bats, and Stabbed!

“Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.”
Arthur Schopenhauer, German Philosopher

I have said this before and will no doubt say it again but what the hell is wrong with people who deliberately harm animals , people who participate in cruelty for pleasure or entertainment?

Please read the following information from PETA and take the suggested action.

“Liquor forced down bulls’ throats, animals made to run while being chased, lassoed, beaten with bats, and stabbed

NO animal should ever endure such horrific cruelty, yet on February 1, this is exactly what will reportedly happen to the bulls used in the annual Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria in Tlacotalpan, a city in the Mexican state of Veracruz.

And the torture doesn’t end there: After the terrified bulls are chased down, drunken festival attendees allegedly proceed to hurl bricks and garbage at them, kick and punch them, and even cut their ears off. Their ordeal reportedly continues for HOURS.

Surviving bulls are then reportedly turned out to pasture and left to suffer from their injuries.

Even though the governor of Veracruz banned this event in 2006, it’s still taking place—and unless we do something NOW, more bulls will once again be horrifically tortured on February 1.

What You Can Do
Contact city and state officials and ask that the ban be enforced, and urge the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to revoke Tlacotalpan’s World Heritage Site status until it is!”

To send the message you will need to scroll down to the bottom. You can edit the message using your own words but if this is not possible please send it as it is. But please send it.

Please watch the following video and take the above action – I have included the video here as unless you have an account with You Tube you cannot sign in to view the video: signing in is required for age verification.

I don’t know why the words reportedly and allegedly are used in the above information from PETA as it is clear from the video that this barbaric festival takes place and these animals are tortured in this way.

Warning disturbing images. This has been classified by You Tube as an age-restricted Video

Bulls abuse in Tlacotalpan Mexico during Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria

Published on Oct 26, 2014
During the second day of Fiesta de la Virgen de la Candelaria in a Mexican town called Tlacotalpan, 6 roped bulls who were previously liquored, are forced to cross the Papaloapan river by hundreds of people in canoes and kayaks. The bulls’ horns are tied to the canoe and they are pulled by the tail to “help them float”.
On shore thousands of fueled with alcohol ruffians await the already exhausted victims who are set loose in the streets to be lynched. The humans chase them, beat the terrified bulls one by one with bats, stab them with knives, kick and punch them, stone them, aggressively pull their tails, throw bricks and trash at them, and even cut off their ears. It goes on for hours.

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Please send the message if you have not already done so:

I grieve to think I share this world with such vile people. It sickens me that governments allow this to happen. What right have these loathsome people to torment and mistreat animals so shamefully.Why does no one stand against these psychopathic misfits… what normal person would do such a thing, drunkenness is not excuse or a reason, being drunk does not turn the average person into a cruel animal abuser.

It is of little use implementing laws to protect animals if such laws are not enforced as is the case concerning the above festival. Here in the UK it is similar and although fox hunting has been banned little is done to enforce violations of this law. Concerning fox hunting even if actions were taken against those responsible puny fines would be imposed upon people well able to pay them as fox hunting is mainly the prerogative of the well off.

Time to bring an end to the barbarity of this cruel festival and ensure that the law is applied. International pressure may help to bring this about so please sign the petition.

A selection of quotations associating a person’s character with his or her treatment of animals.

“If man is not to stifle his human feelings, he must practise kindness towards animals, for he who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”
Immanuel Kant, German Philosopher

“He who harms animals has not understood or renounced deeds of sin. Those whose minds are at peace and who are free from passions do not desire to live at the expense of others.”
Acharanga Sutra – Jainism

“Cruelty to dumb animals is one of the distinguishing vices of low and base minds. Wherever it is found, it is a certain mark of ignorance and meanness; a mark which all the external advantages of wealth, splendour, and nobility, cannot obliterate. It is consistent neither with learning nor true civility.” William Jones


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