I have heard of ‘running with the bulls’ but this is incredible torture. I cannot believe how people can torture animals and call this entertainment. I can’t imagine watching this for a second!
This is an annual event in in the village of Medinaceli, in the province of Soria, north east of Madrid, Spain called Joy of the Bull – or Toro Jubilo festival.
There is also a video. I am not posting the video and did not watch it. The photos are graphic enough for me!
More than 1,500 people crowded behind barriers come to watch this cruel spectacle. A bullring is constructed in the main square and sand scattered on the floor. Several bonfires are built in preparation for the arrival of the bull. In a frantic and terrified state this bull ran through several of the bonfires only adding to its torture.
The Toro de Fuego, which occurs annually every November, is a cruel and sadistic tradition that cannot continue anymore. The bulls are tied up and poked at before the race starts, and then their horns are lit on fire so that they can amuse people. The fire burns everything on the bulls’ faces and renders all of them blind. These bulls run into walls and stumble over things just to entertain people, which is absolutely disgusting.
After hours of torture, the bulls all die and their bodies are cut apart and distributed amongst the participants. I understand that Toro de Fuego has been a long tradition in your culture, but the amount of cruelty and pain that these bulls go through should not be tolerated. You must put an end to Toro de Fuego and perhaps find another tradition that will not endanger innocent animals and people.