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This terrified young bull was dragged into a ring in front of a jeering crowd of 1500. He was then violently pinned to the ground, while men strap wooden stakes doused in flammable chemicals to his horns, and set him on fire. Then local men show their 'bravery' by tormenting the terrified animal. Fiercely hot sparks and embers drip from the burning torches onto the bewildered animal. The distressed bull is then released, thrashing around the ring in agony to the cheers of the crowds. Members of the public are seen jumping into the ring and taunting the bull adding to his terror and confusion. Gasping for air, the bull finally reaches a state of exhaustion after nearly 45 minutes of torment and is soon dragged out the ring by villagers to be butchered. The men are awarded pieces of meat from the animal for their 'bravery'.
This is the 'joy of the Bull' - or Toro Jubilo festival - is one of the 'cultural' highlights of the entertainment calendar for residents in the Medieval village of Medinaceli, in the province of Soria, north east of Madrid.
See the horror for yourself: http://youtu.be/E2E-eo08NT4
This event is due to take place again on the second weekend in November. We must do all we can to ensure this torture masquerading as 'tradition' ends. If you are unable to be in Medinaceli (Madrid) to protest there are some online actions you can take:
1) Sign these petitions:
2) Contact the Spanish officials directly to urge that they enforce stronger animal cruelty laws that shield animals from all forms of abuse, including vulgar rituals and blood fiestas such as the Toro Jubilo. Contact details can be found in the information of the change.org petition here: http://www.change.org/petitions/live-bull-to-be-set-on-fire-spain-a...
3) Please SHARE this post and the petitions. Share on here Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr EVERYWHERE The world needs to see this. We need as many people as possible to put pressure on Spain to end this.
Thank you very much. You are such a compassionate person.
thanks a lot.... that's perfect :-)
TRANSLATED TO PORTUGUESE
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Este touro jovem aterrorizado foi arrastado para um anel na frente de uma multidão de 1500 pessoas zombando dele. Foi então violentamente preso ao chão, enquanto homens prenderam estacas de madeira mergulhadas em produtos químicos inflamáveis em seus chifres, e lhe atearam fogo.
Em seguida, os homens locais mostram sua 'bravura' atormentando o animal aterrorizado. Faíscas extremamente quentes e brasas escorreram das tochas para o corpo do animal desorientado.
O touro angustiado é então liberado, se debatendo em meio ao palco de agonia para os aplausos das multidões. Os membros do público são vistos pulando no ringue e provocando o touro para piorar seu terror e confusão.
Sem ar, o touro finalmente chega a um estado de exaustão depois de quase 45 minutos de tormento e logo é arrastado para fora do ringue por moradores para ser massacrado.
Aos homens são concedidos pedaços de carne do animal pelo seu ato de “bravura".
Esta “Alegria do Touro' - ou Toro Jubilo Festival - é um dos destaques "culturais" do calendário de entretenimento para os moradores da vila medieval de Medinaceli, na província de Soria, nordeste de Madrid.
Veja o horror por si mesmo: http://youtu.be/E2E-eo08NT4
Este evento está prestes a acontecer novamente na segunda semana de novembro.
Devemos fazer tudo o que pudermos para garantir que essa tortura mascarada de “tradição” termine.
Se você é incapaz de estar em Medinaceli (Madrid) para protestar existem algumas medidas online que você pode tomar:
1 ) Acesse essas petições :
2) Contate os funcionários espanhóis diretamente para pedir que eles reforcem leismais fortes contra crueldade animal que protejam os animais contra todas as formas de abuso, incluindo rituais comuns e” festas do sangue”, como a Toro Jubilo .
Os detalhes de contato podem ser encontrados na informação da petição change.org aqui: http://www.change.org/petitions/live-bull-to-be-set-on-fire-spain-a ...
3) Por favor, compartilhe este post e as petições . Compartilhe aqui, no Twitter, Facebook , Tumblr, TODA PARTE. O mundo precisa ver isso. Precisamos de tantas pessoas quanto possível para colocar pressão sobre a Espanha para acabar com isso.
Thank you everyone, it is good to know some of us can unite against this torture but how can we do more? I don't think our petitions will have any effect, I desperately want to stop this cruelty that bulls face is so so sad...
About petitions and that they have no effect... One thing is 100% sure; if no one participates in them, they will have NO effect. That way, they are like lotteries; if you do not play, you are 100% sure not to win. If you play however, there's a slight chance...
Otherwise you can always donate to organisations fighting for animal rights. Chose your favorite, and stick with them.
Ask your local/national politicians what they do for improving animal rights.
Good viewpoint Kasper, thank you and I agree with all you say about them I continue to sign all that come my way and forward to my contacts in the hope they are being counted/read:) Fibi
This is deplorable. I cannot believe that this kind of thing is still allowed to go in 2013. It's a disgrace.
this is incredibly cruel. my heart screams out for this poor tortured animal. i will sign everything.
The men were rewarded for there Bravery, I have heard it all now, bloody cold callous Spaniards the Spanish are such a cruel breed, god what HELL that animal went through, lets see the big brave Spaniards going through the same hell, as I for one could drape burning substances on all there heads and watch them burn in agony and I would not feel a thing. may god help those poor animals, someone has to help them please, where are our animal organisations when we need them.
I saw the video for this a few weeks ago and almost cried.