Donnerstag, 27. August 2015

Stop Cruel Bull Fiestas!

Groups of men on foot and horseback will chase a terrified bull out of town while weilding long spears. This cruel festival must come to an end.
Stop Cruel Bull Fiestas!

Dear Manfred,
A bloody and brutal event will take place the second week of September, in a town in Spain called Tordesillas. The "El Toro de la Vega" run is an annual event where a bull is driven through town and across a bridge where he awaits his "fate" -- a painful and torturous death as hundreds of men on horseback stab him with lances.
During this event, the bull, frightened and alone, suffers hundreds of stab wounds as it tries to escape. Finally, as the bull is unable to take any more pain, it collapses, and the man who delivers the final blow to the animal and kills it is honored with a badge and a lance made of iron -- all while families with children watch from the sidelines as an animal is brutally tortured and killed.
This event has taken place for hundreds of years, and so it is justified by the town as a tradition that continues to honor the patron saint of the town and surrounding area. It was briefly made illegal, but then re-started in 1999. We can't let cruelty continue, even in the name of deep traditions. If enough of us speak out, we can pressure officials in Spain to stop it. Please sign the petition today to stop the cruel bull fiestas once and for all!
Thank you,
  Emily L.
The Care2 Petitions Team


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