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URGENT! TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION! Demand An End to Brazil's Bizarre Festival of Torture!

Animals  (tags: Animal Welfare, Extreme Animal Cruelty, Stop the Farra Du Boi, URGENT ACTION REQUIRED! )

- 2272 days ago -
Right now & throughout March up until Easter day a twisted sadistic "festival" named "Farra do Boi" ("Festival of the Ox") takes place in Brazil. During this festival countless oxen throughout the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina are tortured & killed.

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Michelle S (462)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 10:56 pm
The ox bull in the photo above had its legs chopped off and was left alive to suffer until its final killing. During this horror fest of inhumanity and cruelty oxen are tortured for days on end before dying and being chopped up for meat. Act now! Speak out against this illegal cruelty which Brazilian authorities have turned a blind eye to for far too long.
TY. Poor, poor creatures. Un-Godly. Monsters. >^..^< M.

Alex Keir (0)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 11:15 pm

MmAway M (507)
Wednesday April 4, 2012, 11:23 pm
Thank you Michelle...This is so sick and Those people need to go directly to HELL!!!

desanka s (416)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 12:07 am
Signed to end this medieval sadistic "festival"! TY Michelle.


. (1)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 12:12 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Michelle.

Agnes N (703)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 12:17 am
Thanks Michelle..
Thank You for Helping Animals!

Shirley S (187)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 12:38 am

Gabriela C (105)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 12:46 am
So horrible! :( Absolutely signed. Thanks Michelle!

Andrea Nemec (213)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 1:03 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 1:28 am
Done! Thank you Michelle!

Michael Carney (217)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 2:07 am
Noted, and signed...

Yvonne F (181)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 2:58 am
Signed! Sad that the humans on earth have to have such cruel traditions! Thanks for posting!!

Danuta W (1250)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 3:21 am
:-? signed

Mael van der Vliet (25)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 3:34 am
Noted and signed , thanks ! :)

Sue McGuey (106)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 3:36 am
Noted & signed!~ Posted to Facebook!~

Cheryl B (64)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 3:38 am
signed and noted

Cheryl B (64)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 3:39 am
thanks for telling the world

Emily B (16)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 3:55 am

Carol H (229)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 4:47 am
signed and noted, thanks Michelle

Elsie Au (259)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 4:51 am
Noted and signed and forwarded. Thanks so much Michelle for all you've done for animals.

Grainne OCarroll (72)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 4:58 am
Signed & noted.

Liz NO FWDS G (72)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 5:05 am
Sadly noted and signed with tears for the poor ox who endure so much suffering and torture at the hands of sadistic evil humans,for WHAT!!!!!! Such cruelty is unbearable to think of,my heart and thoughts are with these beautiful animals.I pray this will help put a stop to such horror!!!!!!!! Thank you dear Michelle for all the hard work you do for our precious animals,sending you a hug and a STAR.Love Liz Xx

Liz NO FWDS G (72)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 5:23 am
ALL emails sent with comment and will forward to family and friends.Thank you Michelle.The picture breaks my heart as their is no one to help him,unbearable!!!!!! SO SAD.

Anneke A (279)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 5:26 am
horrific; sent this mail also, still can't find any other mailaddresses for the Brasilian Consuls worldwide (password..? on the site..)

Lisa N (207)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 5:43 am
Thank you for speaking up for animals by contacting Brazilian officials.
Thank you Michelle. And I agree with Liz completely, how could people do this to an innocent animal??!!


Patrizia S (315)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 5:43 am
signed, posted and shared.

. (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 5:56 am

IE R (237)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 5:59 am

Noted, signed, disgusted beyond belief (again).

Elsa Boet (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 6:23 am

Anne W (11)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 6:34 am
Signed and shared. So much mindless cruelty in this world. It makes you wonder what the human race is breeding...

Ana F (25)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 6:40 am
Signed! This Festival is an absurd here!

. (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 6:51 am
Happy to have signed, sad that it was necessary to do so.

Eve L (57)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 6:54 am
I am so horrified and disgusted by this... Words cannot say how much this is disgusting.
Signed and noted.

Loreto V (52)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 6:58 am
Signed, forwarded. I am disgusted, sad, revolted, etc., etc. Stupid mad people, Horrible cruelty!

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 7:05 am
Thank You for Helping Animals!
signed, thanks Michelle

Patricia Cannell (825)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 7:07 am
Signed and noted.

Nancy Roussy (79)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 7:52 am
Signed and noted, thank you!

Sindy C (45)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 8:10 am
I signed something similar to this yesterday. I signed the PETA site today and noted. Thanks for sharing!

Ruth C (87)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 8:13 am

Psalms 1:5,6 That is why the wicked ones will not stand up in the judgment, Nor sinners in the assembly of righteous ones.
For God is taking knowledge of the way of righteous ones, But the very way of wicked ones will perish.

Salmos 1:5,6 É por isso que os iníquos não se levantarão no juízo, nem os pecadores na assembléia dos justos.
Porque Deus está tomando conhecimento do caminho dos justos, mas o próprio caminho dos iníquos perecerá.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 8:15 am
Noted, signed and sent Alert!! thanx Michelle :-0

Amanda A (201)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 8:28 am
Signed :(

Sara P (54)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 8:33 am
Immediately done, hugs!

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 8:34 am
Noted and signed.

Valerie H (133)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 8:47 am
Thank you, signed

Mike H (252)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 9:02 am
Signed I dont like being a human

P. L. Neola (21)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 9:15 am
Signed! Thank you for sending it my way!

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 9:38 am
God's punishment be on them, the highest!

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 9:54 am
Personalized and sent. Thank you, Michelle.

Joy Leftow (32)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 9:56 am
I am so saddened by the cruelty in this world. I have trouble laughing lately.

Lindsey Williams (234)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 10:25 am
Signed, thanks.

Ingrid A (524)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 10:31 am
Its done Michelle. Thank you.

Danny M (83)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 10:38 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Michelle!

Dawn Harvey (23)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 10:44 am

Brenda Towers (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 10:46 am
Noted and signed.

Michelle S (462)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 10:48 am
Please modify and send the letter I provided. If you need a copy let me know. Petitions fall through the cracks. Emails and phone calls are most effective! At the link above, PETA provides you with a form letter to send, which you are encouraged to modify. TY! >^..^< M.

The email for the governor of Santa Catarina below works:

Another contact for Sec. of Defense below:

Mr. Antenor
Ribeiro, Secretary of Public Defense, Fax: 55-48-223-7617

Michelle S (462)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 10:49 am
Please modify and send the letter I provided. If you need a copy let me know. Petitions fall through the cracks. Emails and phone calls are most effective! The link above provides a PETA form letter that you are encouraged to modify and make your own. There IS power in numbers!
TY! Michelle >^..^<

The email for the governor of Santa Catarina below works:

Another contact for Sec. of Defense below:

Mr. Antenor
Ribeiro, Secretary of Public Defense, Fax: 55-48-223-7617

Sofia Natsis (8)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 11:10 am
Signed and noted thanks!
How horriffic! Outrageous and disgusting! Poor animals!!!!!
My heart bleeds!

leslie c (18)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 11:18 am
All actions taken. Thanks so much for
your post.

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 11:27 am
signed, TU Michelle

Liliana D (125)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 11:30 am
done, thanks

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 11:47 am

Elaine Al Meqdad (283)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 11:48 am
Signed! These people are sick and they wonder why their lives are filled with poorness and destitution!

Vicky P (476)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 11:50 am
S and N

Lana Ravensky (105)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 11:59 am

Shannon Hudgens (18)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 12:34 pm

Jane Parker (70)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 12:43 pm

Barbara Mathiews (7)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 2:59 pm
This is awful and so cruel it has to be stopped now..God how terrible.

Teresa Cowley (274)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 3:07 pm
Noted, signed and shared on fb.
Thanks Michelle

Roxann Shadrick (15)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 3:12 pm
Signed and Noted.

Irene Leggett (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 3:28 pm
Just because this atrocity is carried out in the name 'of religion, of culture, of tradition, doesn't mean that its RIGHT!! Does this particular government think its above the country's laws?? Shame, shame, shame on all who participate and all who watch and do nothing. The whole world is fast sinking into a cess-pit of untold blatant and wanton cruelty, abuse, torture and torment. Shame on the human race who do nothing.

Alison A (244)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 3:42 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Michelle.

pam w (139)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 4:04 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 4:38 pm
Sent PETA letter.

Michela M (3964)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 5:02 pm

Ruth M (843)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 5:33 pm
So signed and noted. Thanks Michelle.

Kim O (396)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 5:53 pm
Noted and signed. Where do all of these damn animal torturing demons keep coming from??!!!! What the hell is WRONG with people!!! Too crabby to type nicely anymore.

Nicole W (646)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 5:59 pm
noted, signed and shared

naomi cohen (55)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 6:25 pm

Gary C (5)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 6:38 pm
Noted and Signed , Thankyou.....

Esther Z (94)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 7:18 pm
Noted and signed. This practice is cruel and sadistic beyond the pale. What a horrific death that poor animal endured...... :*(

Laurie H (817)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 7:49 pm
SO Many Thanks, Michelle. This is so hard to see must less think about this happening for innocent animals. I pray that we will help and make a difference for them!~ SUCH IMMENSE, HEARTLESS CRUELTY

Regina P (67)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 8:06 pm
Noted & signed. Thanks

Susan S (187)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 8:48 pm
Signed. The barbaric acts of people are so atrocious. How dare they even consider this to be a FESTIVAL!!!

michelle t (41)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 8:49 pm
Signed.I'd like 30 minutes with these pieces of crap.An eye for an eye

Sara Williams (8)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 9:29 pm
My god. I can't believe we share the world with people like this.

penny C (83)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 10:09 pm

Virginia Esquer (8)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 10:36 pm
this is horrific and barbaric, how cruel and cold blooded so.b can do this act of abuse and cruelty, we call ourselves humans and we still practice with no remorse whatsoever only beast do this but we act worst than beast.

Thursday April 5, 2012, 11:18 pm
Thank you!

Shelly Peterson (213)
Thursday April 5, 2012, 11:30 pm

Julia R (297)
Friday April 6, 2012, 1:15 am
Signed and Sent letters (modified your letter Michelle) to all officials of Santa Catarina that you posted Michelle and also modified and sent PETA letter too. I hope that are letters make an impact on these officials and by the grace of God, I hope that we can stop this! Every year, I pray that this horrible festival will be banned and no more animals will ever have to suffer like this! I pray also that these people will find their humanity and their souls.
Thank you so much Michelle for getting more people to sign these petitions and especially to send letters. These animals have no one else to help them but our voices!

Harshita Sharma (137)
Friday April 6, 2012, 1:50 am

Donna Hamilton (159)
Friday April 6, 2012, 3:28 am
Signed. Thanks for posting.

Jill Vickerman (416)
Friday April 6, 2012, 4:20 am
the very thought of it just chills my soul...that there are people out there like that, evil and can there be hope for the world with people like that living in it doing those things to animals.

Dorota Wisniewska (17)
Friday April 6, 2012, 4:32 am
signed and shared

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Friday April 6, 2012, 5:27 am
AMEN Ruth and a green star to you. Festival of The Ox needs to be Banded and No More. It's an evil practice and the one that is UnHoly is the one's doing the torture just the same as they do that with chickens.

Gladly Signed this and it must come to an end of the childish blood shed.

paula eaton (30)
Friday April 6, 2012, 6:33 am
This really ticks me off that these barbarians do this to any animal. It also breaks my heart. Signed and my fingers are crossed that this will end.

Raiin Blue (72)
Friday April 6, 2012, 7:33 am
noted and signed again...:(((

Elizabeth P (99)
Friday April 6, 2012, 7:43 am
Noted and Signed. Thank you.

Sofia Loverdou (117)
Friday April 6, 2012, 7:49 am
Signed, I hope this horrible thing ends!!!

Alicia V (181)
Friday April 6, 2012, 8:53 am
Signed and Noted. Horrendous.

Stelizan L (258)
Friday April 6, 2012, 8:59 am
Yes Desanka, definitely a "medieval sadistic 'festival'" not acceptable in this modern age!! Sadly your average 'next door neighbour' might be involved, you never know what's "hidden" out of sight! May Karma get them!

Amy E (66)
Friday April 6, 2012, 9:43 am

Jason Green (235)
Friday April 6, 2012, 10:26 am
signed thank you

Myraida Diaz (136)
Friday April 6, 2012, 12:19 pm
Signed and noted. Thank You Michele!

LD B (40)
Friday April 6, 2012, 3:43 pm
Noted & signed.

Carol C (97)
Friday April 6, 2012, 4:51 pm
Poor animals! Signed and Noted. Thank you.

SANDRA R (144)
Friday April 6, 2012, 5:03 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Michelle.

bev g (128)
Friday April 6, 2012, 5:25 pm
signed shared. so terrible. These people who are so cruel to animals are SICK and SADISTIC. somethings got to be done. We need to all pull togevver and get something dune for the animals that are suffering from these vile beings that torture poor innocent animals that have done nowt. My heart bleeds for these animals. Im so sad for them. God Bless them all.

Christina R (5)
Friday April 6, 2012, 5:56 pm
Noted and signed. Why don't they cut each others legs off and torture each other and leave the innocent animals alone.

Sinikka A (183)
Friday April 6, 2012, 7:13 pm
Noted and action taken. Thanks Michelle.

Gloria Morotti (14)
Friday April 6, 2012, 7:48 pm
Absodamnlutely signed.

Mary Marchetti (4)
Friday April 6, 2012, 9:04 pm
Added comments to the letter and signed. I couldn't even finish reading the article, I was so sickened by what they do to these poor animals. I just cannot imagine people being so cruel and heartless to enjoy participating anything, let alone a "festival," i.e., a celebration, that centers around causing any living creature pain, let alone such repeated, systematic torture as occurs here.

Friday April 6, 2012, 10:03 pm
Signed. Thanks Michelle

Christine Stewart (134)
Friday April 6, 2012, 10:19 pm
Signed and noted.

Stuart Thomas (497)
Saturday April 7, 2012, 12:05 am
Noted, signed, and submitted. Thanks Michelle.

Jocelyn Koopmann (57)
Saturday April 7, 2012, 12:55 am
Noted, Signed & posted on Face Book. When I click to post on FB the photo was of a Koala. Now how does that make any sense? I did do a comment so people would know it was about the Oxen.

Ilona a (51)
Saturday April 7, 2012, 2:10 am

Carlene V (202)
Saturday April 7, 2012, 7:17 am
Signed. Difficult to read about this sadistic ritual.

Susanne P (18)
Saturday April 7, 2012, 10:45 am
Noted and gladly signed.
This is just making me sick!!!

Bernell Trapp (236)
Saturday April 7, 2012, 10:17 pm
Noted, signed the petition, forwarded to friends, and tweeted. Bernell

Diane B (30)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 6:53 am
The continuation of this festival says a lot about those people. Have they no heart, no morals and no sense of right and wrong?!? They need to be educated about animal abuse! Noted and signed.

Carol Reins (99)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 1:49 pm
noted and signed

David N (19)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 1:56 pm
Signed, noted & emails sent.

Evelyn B (79)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 6:20 pm
Noted and Signed Tks. Michelle

Mike H (252)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 6:26 pm

Eternal Gardener (745)
Monday April 9, 2012, 5:33 pm

Michelle S (462)
Tuesday April 10, 2012, 4:31 pm
Dear Michelle,

Thanks so much for sending this appeal and keeping this issue in the public’s mind. We agree: This hideous cruelty must stop once and for all. We have an Action Alert posted about this sadistic spectacle: We’ve appealed to the ambassador to take decisive action.

In many areas where Farra du Boi continues to take place, officials turn a blind eye to the suffering of the bulls and the law is not enforced. As far as we know, the spectacle continues throughout the region and we’ll keep on pushing officials to enforce the law. We don’t have local contacts at this time to monitor the events in person.

Thank you for spreading the word!

Yours truly,

Jennifer O'Connor
Animals in Entertainment Campaign Writer

Eveline M (0)
Wednesday April 11, 2012, 2:25 pm
noted and signed

Carol Reins (99)
Friday April 13, 2012, 4:13 pm
noted and signed...with a feeling of nausea regarding their appalling cruelty.

Kazuyo O (0)
Sunday April 15, 2012, 5:10 am
Noted & signed. Thank you!

Sabine Vetten (0)
Monday April 16, 2012, 2:09 pm
signed & shared!!!

Valerie Disle (66)
Wednesday April 18, 2012, 6:46 pm

Barbara Erdman (63)
Friday April 20, 2012, 6:37 am
Noted and signed Michelle :-0

Valerie Disle (66)
Wednesday April 25, 2012, 1:34 pm
signed and noted
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