STOP THE BARBARIC "TORO DE LA VEGA"

The bull is forced by people to run and cross the bridge, attacking the animal with spears; when the animal gets the plain, crossing the river, mortal attacks with those weapons are already allowed. Previously, people can only attack to injure and/or pierce the bull.

When the bull falls down, the perpetrator of the theoretical mortal attack exercises his right to cut the testicles off and -even though it is already disapproved, to show them hunging in the end of his spear. He receives his prize from the City Council of Tordesillas: a medal and a spear made of wrought iron.

It is very difficult to imagine what kind of human intellect, sick and warped, can enjoy this psychopathic practice. It is even more difficult to cover this whole sadistic package with the carpet of culture. Where does this country goes with these despicable traditions? Imagine yourself in the middle of the yelling crowd, in front of a bleeding, wounded and riddled animal, mooing out in pain and horror.

Please sign this petition, addressed to the Culture Departament of the Government of Castilla León, to help us stop this shame


Our Dear Sirs, 

We first became aware of the celebration that takes place in Tordesillas during the first half of September, called Toro de Vega, in which hundreds of people on foot and horseback harass a bull to death with lances. 

We get in touch with you to convey the displeasure that this fact leads us as members of a society sensitive to abuse and animal suffering. 

In our country we have laws on animal protection that would make it impossible to give this kind of celebration, as it not only hurts the animals but degrades the image of society that allows it. 

That is why we asked them to reconsider the conclusion of this celebration. 

While they continue to hold, we will introduce to visitors the town of Tordesillas practices as part of the shame that means for Europe to continue to maintain such murderous traditions, typical of other centuries. 

Sincerely, 
The thousands of tourist who are canceling their visit to Spain.
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