Toro de Fuego or “Bull on Fire”

In the province of Soria, Spain, a “tradition” called “Toro Júbilo” brings shame. On the second weekend in November, balls of pitch (a sticky black substance made from tar or turpentine) will once again be stuck onto the horns of a bull & set on fire. The bull is then released onto the streets & can do nothing but run around in pain. The bull often smashes into walls in an attempt to douse the fire. These fiery balls can burn for hours & they burn the bull’s horns, body & the eyes are scorched – all while spectators cheer & run around the victim. Animal cruelty is not acceptable as entertainment or tradition in the 21st Century. While different cultures may not understand each other’s customs, all rational humans comprehend cruelty. Setting fire to a live animal — known as Toro de Fuego or “bull on fire” — is sadistic & hideous. Heritage, entertainment, art & religion never justify outright torture. Please sign this petition & urge Spanish officials to enforce stronger animal cruelty laws that shield animals from all forms of abuse, including vulgar rituals & blood fiestas.

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