Help! Bull Stabbed to Death in Spanish Toro De La Vega 'Festival'
Every year a terrified animal is chased through the streets, stabbed, mutilated and killed.
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.
But the movement against this barbarity is growing. Watch the huge protest that took place ahead of 2015's event:
Manifestación Rompe una lanza 2015 from PACMA TV on Vimeo.
Be part of this movement! Use the form below to write to the city's mayor and tell him that this event needs to end. Those in authority must bear the brunt of global condemnation of this event.
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