January 16 men in the village of San Bartolome de los Pinares rode their horses through bonfires on the eve of St Anthony’s Day – in ”honour” of the patron saint of animals… Tree branches are gathered and built-in the days leading up to the annual event, where horses jump through flames until midnight when riding stops, while drink and eating last until dawn.
What is it with Spain and the horrible animal cruelty that goes on?? Isn’t it enough with their disgusting Bullfighting? The horrible Toro De La Vega – The lancing of the bull (A bull is chased through the streets of Tordesillas while tortured with spears until it collapse with pain and the testicles are cut off while its alive). The disgusting Pero Palo Festival in Villanueva De La Vera where a donkey is brutally beaten, shot at, kicked, fire works thrown under it, drunk people screaming and scaring, get spirits forced down it’s throat, almost crushed under the heaviest men in a brutal mental and physical torture. The tradition of hanging Spanish Galgos (Greyhounds) It is traditional in Spain at the end of the hunting season for the hunters to cause their dogs a very slow and torturous death, as they do not want to look after them after hunting season. Sadly, this tradition is still very much alive and 50,000 dogs can face these fates in Spain at the end of each hunting season.
How many times do we need to read about people torturing for fun? Claiming its religious or a tradition? For me it sounds more like a sick excuse to torture animals in public. Why doesn’t the Spanish government stop it? Those ”people” who participate in this, no matter if they are directly involved, but also public, mayors, governments and every single politicians the way up to the top of EU are indirect or directly approving of this sick cruelty. You would have thought that in this day and age people would have evolved from behaving like cave men, but obviously some people lack a brain.