Even More Horrific Bull Torture Continues in Catalan Despite Ban

Target: The Catalonia parliament

Goal: Stop the horrific practice of attaching flaming balls of fire to a bull’s horns to be chased around the town by villagers.

In a historic, landmark ruling, Catalonia banned Spain’s “national fiesta” – bullfighting.  As of January 1, 2012, the bullfighting tradition will no longer continue and the fighting bull will receive protection under Catalonia’s animal rights laws.  However, this victory is far from complete and the bull is still far from protected.  The same parliament that voted to ban bullfighting in Catalonia unfortunately, still condones and even voted in favor of other forms of bull torture, such as correbous.  Correbous is an even more hideous form of bull torture, where the helpless and unfortunate bull is dragged to a post by several men, tied up, and a metal device with flaming balls of fire attached to its horns.  The terrified bull is then let loose in the streets of the town square, usually for several hours, while humans goad and attack it viciously.  This form of torture is even more cruel that the orchestrated “death knell” in the bullfighting ring because this can go on for hours, usually well into the night.

So, while Catalonia claims victory in the bullfighting arena, it is indeed a hollow one.  To start with, the primary motivation for the ban was not animal rights.  Rather, it was simply another statement in Catalonia’s attempt to set itself apart from Spain. in which it is an autonomous territory.  This explains the strange reasoning behind banning traditional bullfighting, but not the correbous. Since this happens openly in the streets of the town, children are also a witness to the horrific and violent scene of a panic-stricken bull with fire blazing from its horns being stuck with knives and tortured for hours on end.

The only reason this is allowed to continue is in the name of “tradition”.  The so-called ban is only a partial victory.  It is a hollow one because it does not protect bulls from torture in this type of barbaric sport, which is purely for the amusement of the public.  It is clear that the politicians in Catalonia do not care for the bulls, but rather, just about asserting their autonomy from Spain.  The ban on bullfighting is good but now the Catalonia parliament needs to extend it to carrebous and ban the hideous torture of bulls once and for all.

PETITION LETTER

Catalonia has made great strides in passing the landmark law banning bullfighting.  This has accomplished two purposes – set Catalonia apart from Spain, where the bullfighting tradition still continues; and provided a limited measure of protection for bulls that are tortured to death.  However, this ban is only partial and is a hollow victory for bulls that suffer cruelty in other forms of bullfighting such as the correbous.

Carrebous may be a long-honored tradition in Catalonia, however, there is no doubt that the bull suffers enormous pain and agony in this cruel sport.  It has been shown in numerous televised reports documenting the carrebous, that the bull is forced by several men to a post, where it is tied and fitted with a metal structure over its horns.  The bull is clearly crazy with panic.   As you well know, the bull is not killed, but is badly wounded by “brave” men who poke it with knives and taunt it endlessly and is only out of its misery hours later, out of the public’s view.

It is sheer hypocrisy for the Catalan parliament to ban bullfighting because it’s cruel, yet, continue the tradition of carrebous which far more inhumane.  Please extend the ban on bullfighting to include carrebous and make a statement to Spain and the rest of the world that tradition cannot be an excuse for animal cruelty.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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51 Comments

  1. I COULD BURN THEM ALL AFTER SIGNING LOTS OF PETITIONS IN THIS CASE!

    THESE BARBARIC SCENERIES ARE MONSTERS WORK, NOT HUMAN DEGRADING, ABSOLUTELY WRONG & UNACCEPTABLE AND TO BAN IN THE MOMENT! THIS HAS TO STOP IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!

    Pure infantile primitivism – what kind of inhumane 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 future generations and living creatures out of occupations ONCE AND FOR ALL!

    DEFORMED INHUMANE MONSTERS SHOULD LOCK SEPARATED AWAY FROM CIVILIZED CITIZENS FOR DON´T DISTURB THEIR FEELINGS IN AN INHUMANE WAY!

    MONSTER HUNTERS NEEDED

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

    HOW CAN HUMANS ARE AS MONSTROUS 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 SOCIETIES.

    MONSTERS should not have the right to live together with human beings

    RESPONSIBLES DO NOT HAVE TO RIGHT TO BE CALLED “HUMAN” – THIS
    CONSTITUTE A DELIBERATE INSULT FOR ALL OTHER HUMAN BEINGS.

    KILLERS AND ABUSERS DESERVES A VIRUS WHICH CLEAR THEM AWAY !

  2. How can the EU exclude animal torture from their animal welfare directives if they are deemed cultural or for sport?

  3. Britta Siebert says:

    No Go !!!! Please stop!

  4. Das die Spanier eines von vielen Dummen Völkern sind ist bekannt. sowas würde ich mit diesen Leuten machen bzw. Jeder der die Stiere quält erhält eine Brennende Fakel die im hinten am Rücken angebunden wird dei angezündet wird und er muss solange Rennen bis er vor Schmerzen darum Bittet aufhören zu können.

  5. I am sick n tired of hearing constantly bout mankind abusing n torturing innocent sentient beings.The word animal should never again be used in a derogatory way.Animals do not torture out of need for entertainment! Sick barbaric bastards.How were you all raised? No tuvieron MADRE?!

  6. Teresa Russo says:

    Since the local government is not interested in ending this barbaric and sadistic “tradition”, the good people of the world have to work even harder.

    I have a petition to Pope Francis, asking him to condemn Toro Jubilo. I have mailed him the petitions I have so far, but I am leaving the petition open to collect even more signatures.

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/600/975/102/

    If that doesn’t work, the next step would be to organize demonstrations at the Spanish embassies around the world, and collect petitions to the Spanish government where people will vow not to vacation in Spain until the barbaric practice is ended once and for all.

    You could also write to TV stations around the world suggesting they could cover the story, including video, so that many more people will be aware of the event. Many of the people who signed my petition said that they never heard of Toro Jubilo, and were horrified to learn about it.

    I’m glad that there are people around the world working to end this horror.

  7. This has to stop. Culture or not the same science that saves a human from a heart attack says this is barbaric. You wouldn’t deny the science that saves a humans life but will deny the same science, in the name of supposed culture, that says this isn’t anything but torture.

  8. Linda Halliburton says:

    I cry for our beautiful bulls.. I never heard of this one: the bull with flames attached to his horns.. I grew up in Spain & only heard of bullfighting. This saddens me so deeply. Flames burning into the horns along with the stabbing… Such deep shock & pain they must feel. What is wrong with these people… God please help! IT NEEDS TO END. Please help us end this genocide!

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