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Bulls Tortured by Fire in Sadistic Spanish Festival

| by PETA
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 bodies.

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
SORIA 42071
+34 975 211089
+34 975 101091 (fax)