Horrendous - Spain's "bull on fire" event
03 November 2006
Maria Lopes of the International Movement Against Bullfights describes what's set to take place at Medinaceli city on Saturday, November 11th:
"This particular savagery consists of putting a kind of ball on both the horns of the bulls and setting fire to the balls," she says. "The bulls are released on the streets and these balls burn for hours. They burn the horns, the body and the eyes, causing terrible suffering. Several times the bulls try to kill themselves against walls, due to the horrible pain."
ICABS has written to the Medinaceli authorities to express our shock and absolute disgust at this terrible animal abuse. We've reminded them that this is the 21st Century and that it's time to leave barbarity in the past. Please urgently join us in our appeal.
1. If holidaying in Spain, avoid visiting Medinaceli until the city is free from animal cruelty events.
City Hall of Medinaceli
President of the Junta de Castilla y Leon
Tourism: Castilla y Leon