Tell Spain That Culture is No Excuse for Cruelty

Target: Soria, Spain Officials

Goal: End the Toro Jubilo event that continues to torture bulls every year

Every year in the town of Medinaceli, a province of Soria, Spain, a gruesome festival continues to take place on the grounds of cultural tradition. Locals participate in a festival called Toro Jubilo in which a bull is tortured for hours with fire and then killed, all for entertainment. Please tell Spain that this barbaric ritual must end: culture is no excuse for cruelty.

During the Toro Jubilo event occurring in Medinaceli Spain each year, a bull is ritualistically tortured in front of thousands of spectators, all for entertainment. Townspeople capture a bull and then drag him by his horns into the town square, which is sanctioned off into a makeshift arena for this event. Participants rope the bull to a post and proceed to place a burning headdress on his horns made of sulphur, turpentine, and tar, and then release him to run furiously in agony as burning hot liquid falls onto his body, searing through his flesh. While the bull tries desperately to escape the fiery death that awaits him, gawkers are allowed to torment and torture the innocent creature. After several hours, if the bull survives the fiery doom, he is then viciously killed.

The Toro Jubilo was outlawed in the 1960s and 1970s but was recently reinstated on the grounds of being a cultural exception. Culture is no excuse for cruelty. Please tell Soria officials that this bloody fire pit of death is no entertainment; bulls do not deserve this ghastly fate. Please enact a final ban on this gruesome practice once and for all.

PETITION LETTER

Dear Soria officials,

I was horrified to learn that the Toro Jubilo event, which allows the gruesome torture and murder of bulls, is still allowed to continue on the basis of being a cultural tradition. Culture is no excuse for cruelty. Please immediately and indefinitely ban this barbaric ritual for good.

During the Toro Jubilo event, a helpless bull is tortured in the name of culture and public entertainment. A bull is wrangled by participants and dragged to the town square where a makeshift arena has been made to enclose the innocent animal. The poor bull is tied to a post and a headdress made of burning turpentine, sulphur, and tar is placed on his horns. He is then released to run around the arena in agony as flames and hot tar fall onto his face and body, all the while being teased and tormented by participants. After several hours of this immense suffering, if the bull is still alive when the flame burns out, he is then gruesomely killed.

This so called cultural ritual is disgusting and shameful. Abusing animals in the name of culture is unacceptable. Please immediately ban this barbaric ritual once and for all.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Live bull to be set on fire via change.org

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15 Comments

  1. Can’t understand this sadism and the mentality of those who participate. What’s wrong with these humans????

  2. One of the cruelest things I have ever seen. It needs to be stopped.

  3. laura caro says:

    MONSTRUOS!!!! COMO ALGUIEN PUEDE DISFRUTAR VIENDO EL SUFRIIENTO ATROZ DE ESTA POBRE CRIATURA! EL MUNDO LOS CONDENA, SALVAJES!

  4. Crissy Hodson says:

    How more cruel, unfeeling and totally discussing can Mankind get! This makes me feel physically sick snd morally extremely sad!!!!!

  5. Viviane Nunes says:

    Quanta monstruosidade ainda tem no mundo, as pessoas não evoluem não tem amor no coração. Como podemos saber de um fato desse e passarmos bem o restante do dia? É preciso de um milagre para que esses seres inocentes tenham paz. Espero que mundo se acabe logo.

  6. torture is not culture!!!

  7. What on hell is the matter with the Spanish?????
    They must be all sick people!!!
    Why don’t they tried it on themselves!
    What disgusting race!

  8. Dick S and family says:

    This is the worst. We just cannot imagine how anyone could want to have to this happen, let alone participate in or enjoy it. Wow, it certainly makes one wonder about our species. There must really be people without a drop of humanity in them. How utterly depressing!!!

  9. Makes me sick… Cruelty to animal, when does it stop???

  10. So sad. Sick people there. Stop This Cruelty !What’s wrong with these humans?

  11. This is incredible the poor animals .
    the must do did with the people who do this .put those hair on fire then the feel alsow the pain that feel the animals this is HORRIBLE AND INCREDIBLE TO ANIMALS
    I HATE THOSE PEOPLE

  12. This obscene savage cruelty should not exist on this earth and to those who do or enjoy i: If there is a Hell you will go there.

  13. This is criminal. These people need to be charged, and prosecuted. Barbarians

  14. Terrie Phillips says:

    This is sickening!!!!!!I Think everyone who even watches this torture needs to have what was done to the bull done to them !!! This is not culture! this is sick minds at work. I can’t stand to even think about how they must treat their animals at home.

  15. THESE BARBARIC SCENERIES ARE MONSTERSWORK, NOT HUMANDEGRADING, ABSOLUTELY WRONG & UNACCEPTABLE AND TO BAN IN THE MOMENT! THIS HAS TO STOP IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!

    Pure infantile primitivism – what kind of unhumane monsters are able to handle and destroy LIVING BREATHING CREATURES in that way is unbelievable.

    HAVE YOU ALL LOST YOUR HUMANITY AND BRAIN, FERAL PERSONS RESPONSIBLE??

    People need to vote unacting authorities and officials acting irresponsibly to futuregenerations and living creatures out of occupations ONCE AND FOR ALL!

    DEFORMED UNHUMANE MONSTERS SHOULD SEPARATED AND LOCKED AWAY FROM CIVILIZED CITIZENS FOR DON´T DISTURB THEIR FEELINGS IN A NONHUMANE WAY!

    MONSTERHUNTERS NEEDED

    IT IS TIME N O W TO DEMAND ALL BRUTALIZERS and KILLERS ONTO A LIST TO CONDEMN THEM TO EXTRACHARGE FOR NGO´S working for FUTUREGENERATIONS!

    HOW CAN HUMANS ARE AS MONSTEROUS AS YOU, PERSONS RESPONSIBLE, LET A LIVING CREATURE IN THIS SITUATION – HOPE YOU EARN THE RESULT AS YOU DESERVES!

    THESE KILLING- AND DESTROYING-HABITS ARE TO STOP – UNBEARABLY FOR CIVILIZED BRAINHAVING SOCIETIES AND NOT EXEMPLARY WEATHER FOR CHILDREN NOR ANOTHER HUMAN BEING.

    MONSTERS should not have the right to live together with humanbeings.

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