INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT AGAINST BULLFIGHTS
BULLFIGHTS IN OTHER COUNTRIES |
In Latin America there are several countries with bullfights, all of them of the Spanish style of course. We must never forget that they were colonized by Spain.
Venezuela, Peru, Mexico,Colombia,Guatemala and Ecuador.
Embalse de toros - Tlacotalpan
Location: Cotabambas (Apurímac)
Date: July 26-30
In the village of Ccollurqui, in the province of Cotabambas, Apurímac, an eight-hour drive from the city of Abancay up a dirt road, the locals celebrate Independence Day with a bullfight whose symbolic characteristics have turned it into a ritual.
Taking part are a bull and a condor, portraying the Spanish and Andean worlds, respectively. Once the condor has been trapped, it is lashed to the bull's back, which the bird pecks at savagely in a bid to free itself. At the same time, the bull is released in the ring and surrounded by spontaneous bullfighters who fend off the animal with their ponchos. The bull, maddened with pain, leaps into the air trying to rid itself of the condor.
Finally, when the bull has been overcome -and it usually is- the condor is set free amidst music and general rejoicing. If the condor is badly wounded, or dies, it is taken as an omen for the village. At night, dancers take to the streets, fireworks are set off and the villagers stage a torchlit procession.
U.S.A. AND CANADA
These countries have bloodless bullfights in the Portuguese fashion, since their laws don't allow the torture of animals. The bulls are dressed with a velcro "cape" designed to catch the harpoons (which have no points, but a tip also of velcro). Nevertheless these bullfights should also be banned, since animals don't exist for our entertainment.
The USA are expert in the barbarity of rodeos and responsible for their exportation to other countries.
See the cruelty of rodeos in this
Due to the American influence this country also has rodeos and they also try to expand the business inside the country and outside.
FARRA DO BOI (State of St. Catarina)
This mutilated cow is STILL ALIVE!!!!!
One of the most horrific ways of torturing animals, this festival is celebrated every year during Easter, consisting of pursuing cows through the streets. The suffering of these animals is indescribable, as a crowd of drunken men persecute the cows by pelting them with stones, and butchering them alive. Not surprisingly this festival is forbidden by Brazilian law, although this law has never been enforced by the local authorities.