Activists hijack brutal bull-spearing festival
Source The Local
Twenty bulls have been “liberated” from the town of Tordesillas in northern Spain on the eve of a controversial festival in which the whole town hunts down a single animal with spears.
The animals went missing on Saturday night hours before they were due to take part in the notorious Toro de la Vega festival.
Organizers have not ruled out the possibility that animal rights protesters freed the bulls from their stables in the Castile and Leon municipality, online daily El Norte de Castilla reported.
The medieval festival has attracted widespread condemnation for its “savagery and brutality”, with anti-bullfighting party PACMA labelling it one of the “worst examples of animal abuse” in Spain.
Toro de la Vega sees hundreds of spear-wielding participants taking on a 600-kilo beast through the streets and fields of Tordesillas.
The bull, which is surrounded by a multitude of people on foot and on horseback, is only pardoned if it makes it past the fighting zone limits standing.
Ten to fifteen thousand people took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday to call for an end to the ancient bullfighting tradition.
PACMA spokesperson Laura Duarte led the march past Spain’s ruling Popular Party headquarters.
“The PP authorize this festivity in Castile and Leon and opposition party PSOE organize it,” Duarte told digital daily 20minutos.
“They’re both equally responsible for what’s happening in Tordesillas but they won’t change anything unless it’s in their own interests.”
An online campaign launched by Spain’s Animal Dignity Platform has seen thousands of participants holding up signs with the message “I’ll take the bull’s place” as well them posting images of them symbolically breaking spears in half.
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all hail the HEROS
putting the kibbosh
on the ZEROS!
Karen Lyons Kalmenson
so who is the terrorist here.
we know the answer,
it is very clear.
three cheers and
around of applause
for those who stand
up for those of fur,
fins, scales, wings,
paws or claws!!!!
Karen Lyons Kalmenson