Bull Stabbed to Death in Spanish 'Festival'

The Toro de la Vega "festival" takes place every September in the autonomic region of Castilla y Léon, Spain. The event entails chasing a young bull through the streets of Tordesillas and stabbing him with darts and spears until he is bleeding and crippled. His tail is cut off while he is still alive. When he dies of his injuries, the person who ultimately kills him is awarded a ceremonial spear and a medal by the City Council.

Instead of celebrating the town's culture, this event shows a callous disregard for animals. It is unacceptable to harass, torment and kill animals in the name of culture or tradition, and such senseless spectacles have no place in civilised society.

Please use the form below to write to the mayor. Tell him that a permanent end to this event is long overdue. Those in authority must bear the brunt of global condemnation of this event.

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The Honorable D. Emilio Álvarez Villazán
Tordesilla Tourism Office

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