Help Us Put an End to Blood Fiestas and Bull Runs
Statement from David Soul after viewing the above video...
ISN’T THIS FUN?!…
Are you kidding me?… This is no more than GUT-WRENCHING CRUELTY!! You don’t even have to be an activist for this kind of sick behaviour to turn your stomach. Personally, I have serious issues with the ritualistic practice of bullfighting, but this [blood fiestas and baby bullfights] … this is just unbelievably cruel, and these thrill-seeking imbecilic idiots are no more than fucking blood-thirsty cowards!
JOIN US IN THE FIGHT TO PUT AN END T0 THIS UGLY, INHUMAN GAME! Please sign the petitions below, spread the word, and support the organizations working to end this carnage to animals!
Spain’s sickening ‘blood fiestas’ make bullfights seem tame — but the most shocking thing about them is YOU’RE paying for them
Casual brutality towards animals is, of course, well known in Spanish bullrings, but the sights I witnessed during the annual Toro de la Vega ‘blood fiesta’ in Tordesillas were as sickening as they were brutal. What is more, such blood fiestas are far more common than the more famous and well-known sport of bullfighting. Blood fiestas are not performed for the entertainment of tourists. They are gruesome traditions that kill thousands more animals than bullfighting — often in the most barbaric ways imaginable. Yet millions of the Britons and Europeans who visit Spain every year will be unaware of their existence.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP END THIS BRUTALITY
Every year, the European Union provides a large subsidy of over £110 million via the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to farmers who breed bulls for bullfights and other blood fiestas.
[British taxpayers help fund bullfighting in Spain with over £13.5 million a year. This support towards bullfighting conflicts with Article 132 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, which states: ‘That the Union […] and the Member States shall, since animals are sentient beings, pay full regard to the welfare requirements of animals.’]
Bullfighting constitutes cruelty to animals, and without the backing of the European Commission and Spanish Administrations funds, the industry would be on the verge of collapse.
Sign the petition today demanding the EU to prohibit European subsidies being used to support bullfighting!
- After you’ve used the social buttons above to reach everyone in your network, you can also share David’s plea to end blood fiestas and bullfighting schools by letting your local media know about his statement — such as your local newspapers and television stations. Simply copy and send this link: http://www.animalsvoice.com/fiestas — along with this statement: “Actor and musician David Soul, co-star of the 1970s iconic television series, Starsky and Hutch, lends his voice to the growing opposition to end blood fiestas, bullfighting schools, and bull runs throughout the world.”
- Embed the above video on your YouTube channel, playlist, or favorite it on YouTube; click here to access the video on YouTube.
- Copy, paste, and send the link to this page: http://www.endbullfights.com/ — to your email lists, to your family, friends, colleagues, veterinarian, teachers, clergy, etc.
- Embed the link to this page: http://www.endbullfights.com/ — on your blog or website.
The town of Tordesillas has held its annual festival, known as Toro de la Vega, on the second or third Tuesday of September since medieval times. A bull is set loose and runs across the bridge into nearby fields, where locals on horseback spear the animal to death with lances. Traditionally, Toro de la Vega is a day of celebration. Locals fill the town’s bars in the morning before lining the streets in anticipation of the bull chase as traditional music blasts out over loudspeakers. But this year was different. Hundreds of townspeople gathered on the southern edge of the town to demonstrate against a new law approved by the regional government of Castilla y León in May, which outlaws the spearing or harming of the bull.