INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT AGAINST BULLFIGHTS
BULLFIGHTS IN SPAIN|
BULLFIGHTING SCHOOLS – THE “ART” OF TORTURING AND KILLING
In Spain according to the numbers of the Ministry of Interior there are 43 registered bullfighting schools.
All these schools are subsidized by the Autonomic Regions, local authorities, etc. For example the region of Andalucia has 22 bullfighting schools and in 2007 the Government of Andalucia gave 300,000 euros of public money to these schools.
Children begin learning the “art” of torturing and killing at an early age. The minimum entry age for these schools varies from one region to another, for example in Valencia it is 9 years old and in Madrid 12.
The schools provide all course material. Field trips include visits to farms of bull breeders to participate in tientas ( tests where bulls and cows are pinched with long spears to see how brave they are) and they also practice on calves, young bulls and cows with banderillas, swords, etc.
If you add to the inherent cruelty of a bullfighting spectacle the inexperience of these children you can imagine the carnage.
The minimum age to perform in a spectacle in Spain is 16 years old so many children as young as 11 or 12 go to Mexico to perform since there is no minimum age in that country.
It would be impossible to present a list of cities and addresses of towns with bullfights. It would be far easier to present the cities that don't have, so the best solution is to send protests to the Prime Minister of Spain and to the Ministry of the Interior (the entity that governs bullfights in Spain).
Presidente del Gobierno
Complejo de La Moncloa
Ministerio del Interior
Pº de la Castellana, 5
Fax + 34 915371177
Besides the very well known spanish bullfights, this country has something commonly called Popular Festivals (popular fiestas) which are in reality another way of torturing bulls. Some of these popular fiestas are outrageous and terrible. Below a list of the most horrific popular fiestas as well as the email addresses of the local authorities.
TORDESILLAS "El toro de la Vega" (bull of Vega)
City Hall of Tordesillas
Plaza Mayor,1 Centralita
Fax: +33 983796076
Casas del Tratado
Tourism of Castilla y Leon
Fax + 34 917812416
CORIA "El Toro de Coria" (Coria's bull)
The bull walks and runs for hours in the streets while people throw darts at him. When he is too tired and weak from loss of blood to continue to escape, the villagers kill him with a gun and cut his testicles off.
City Hall of Coria
Avd. Extremadura, 39
Diputacion Provincial de Caceres
Plaza de Santa Maria, s/n
Fax + 34 927255471
"Toros de Fuego " (Fire bulls)
This particular savagery consists in putting a kind of ball of pitch on both the horns of the bulls and setting fire to the balls. The bulls are released on the streets. These balls burn for hours, burning the horns, body and eyes, causing terrible suffering.
Several times the bulls try to kill themselves against walls, due to the horrible pain.
City Hall of Medinaceli
Plaza del Ayuntamiento,1
Fax + 34 975326053
President of the Diputación Prov. Soria
C/ Caballeros, 17 Soria
Tel: +34 975 211089
Fax: +34 975 101091
Turism of Soria
President de la Junta de Castilla y Leon
Plaza de Castilla y Leon,1
Fax + 34 983411269
Suggestions on line to the President
Turism of Castilla y León
"Toro Enmaromado" (Bull with ropes)
The bull is bound with ropes and dragged all over the village till he dies of exhaustion or by the cutting of his throat.
City Hall of Benavente
Plaza de Viriato, s/n. (Palacio Provincial)
Fax + 34 980536495
Diputacion Provincial de Zamora
Plaza de Viriato, s/n
Fax + 34 980 520 484
These are only a few examples of the barbarities perpetrated in Spain against bulls, and excludes the atrocities held in bullrings.
THIS IS THE BLOODY AND SHAMEFUL SPAIN!
Created by Fabien Alexandre Marina