Every year on the weekend closest to November 13, a bizarre and
nightmarish festival known as "Toro Jubilo" is held in Soria, Spain.
During this unspeakably horrific event, residents affix balls of
flammable tar (or pitch) to the horns of terrified, restrained bulls.
The bulls' horns are then set on fire, and the panicked animals—who are
either tied to stakes in public squares or released to run madly
through the streets—are left to burn in agony. For hours, the tar burns
like a bonfire on the bulls' heads, scorching their faces, eyes, and
Many burning bulls reportedly crash into walls in agony and
blind terror. Their carcasses are later divided among the participants
for consumption; residents apparently believe that consuming the flesh
of the tortured animals confers fertility and invincibility. Please
learn more about this horrifying ritual by clicking here.
Please contact Soria officials and politely urge them to ban Toro
Jubilo, starting this year! Remind them that Toro Jubilo is a sadistic
and archaic event that has no place in today's society, and let them
know that you, and everyone you know, will refuse to travel to Soria
until this cruel ritual is finally brought to an end!
President of the Diputación Prov. Soria
C/ Caballeros, 17 Soria
+34 975 211089
+34 975 101091 (fax)