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Help End the Sadistic 'Fire Bull' Festival in Soria

In Medinaceli, a picturesque town in the province of Soria, a "tradition" called Toro Júbilo brings shame upon Spain.

Image: “Toro Jubilo 2011 - Medinaceli - PACMA” by PACMA Fotos / CC by 2.0

On the second weekend in November, balls of pitch (a sticky, black substance made from coal tar or petroleum) are stuck onto the horns of a bull and set on fire. The bull is then released onto the streets and can do nothing but run around in pain, often smashing into walls in an attempt to douse the fire. The agony he must endure is unimaginable. These fiery balls can remain alight for hours, burning his horns, eyes, and body and causing him tremendous stress – all while spectators cheer and run around him. This sadistic ritual is called Toro de Fuego (literally "bull of fire").

This distressing video from PACMA (Spain's animal protection party) shows the full horror: 

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This year's edition of the barbaric festival has been cancelled because of COVID-19 restrictions. Let's take action to make sure it never takes place again.

Please take a moment to speak up for bulls below.

Castilla y Leon
Regional Council
Soria
Tourism Board
President of the
Province of Soria

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