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Sadism in ACTION! The Bull of Fire

Animals  (tags: bull, fire, firebull, cruetly, spain, soria, animal rights, animalcruelty, activism, death, torture )

- 3193 days ago -
A toro de fuego ("fire bull") or toro embolado ("bull in balls") is a bull that has balls of flammable material attached to its horns which are lighted, and is set free in the streets at night for dodging during Spanish festivals. TAKE ACTION!

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Simone D (1462)
Saturday September 19, 2009, 12:23 pm
Thank You dear Eureka! I dont know, if anyone else is having trouble, but can not open petition to sign.

Elm Morrison (357)
Saturday September 19, 2009, 12:27 pm
FireBull Activist Group - PLEASE JOIN!

FireBull Petition - Please sign!

Video of FireBull Festival

Elm Morrison (357)
Saturday September 19, 2009, 12:28 pm
The petition is giving problems opening - you are right Simone - I've reported it to Care2. Another glitch... Sigh...

Please check the petition periodically - I'm sure they will fix the problem.

Elm Morrison (357)
Saturday September 19, 2009, 12:29 pm
Plenty other action to take in the meantime - please click on the group link above

Simone D (1462)
Saturday September 19, 2009, 12:33 pm
Thank you Eureka. Will certainly sign when it is fixed. Going over to join group now.

chris b (2474)
Saturday September 19, 2009, 12:44 pm
Ditto the petition just has the picture and title no signing box or petition description. Will keep looking anyway!

Raffi LidoRoiz (301)
Saturday September 19, 2009, 12:47 pm
I just got some white boxes and can't get anything to function in there-tried three or four times-;-(

Tierney G (381)
Saturday September 19, 2009, 12:55 pm
I tried too no luck and this is not the only link that won't work others are not working as well. Will definitely sign as soon as it is fixed. Count on that. This is horrible I mean sick to my stomach horrible.
Thanks Eureka

Angel W (238)
Saturday September 19, 2009, 1:52 pm
I tried too hun no luck either xx

Rhonda Maness (580)
Saturday September 19, 2009, 2:02 pm
I can't get it to open either.
Thanks Eureka

. (0)
Saturday September 19, 2009, 2:48 pm
Have joined the group,but the site is not displaying the petition.Thanks Eureka..will track comments to see when the petition is working.

Barb K (1688)
Saturday September 19, 2009, 3:29 pm
I tried to sign too, but it was blank...only the pic of the poor bull. Tierney is right it makes me sick to my stomach. I will sign when the petition is fixed and going to join the group....thnx

Joycey B (750)
Saturday September 19, 2009, 3:42 pm
I will keep trying the petition so I can sign against this sadistic and disturbing act. Thanks Eureka.

Elm Morrison (357)
Saturday September 19, 2009, 4:02 pm
Care2 has no working support over weekends. This petition glitch will only be fixed on Monday!

In the meantime there is LOTS we can do. Signing the petition only is NOT enough. We have to flood them with emails.

In the group is a topic - Spanish postcard pics for emails - and a list of direct emails on the billboard - all directed at Soria - Spain. All you have to do is save the pic on your computer (highlight | right click | SAVE AS. Then when you send emails just 'insert' the pic into the body of the email - no need to write anything except your name and country - copy the email addresses and click SEND.

Now what can be simpler than that? Not as quick as signing a petition - but if we don't do this - nothing will happen!

Please, join the group - it is only for two months - then you can quit! I'll call you again next year!

Thank you all for noting - but please go the extra mile and check the group - consider this a class action suit against the town of Soria and Spain in general. The Spanish activists need our help. THE BULLS OF SORIA NEED OUR HELP!



. (0)
Saturday September 19, 2009, 4:40 pm
Eureka is right..lets join the group and send those messages..lets put a stop to these evil festival's of primitive blood lust..Animal activists in Spain will no doubt very very much appreciate our support..and we will know that we saved animals by helping to put an end to this sadism it for the bulls..please.

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Saturday September 19, 2009, 4:54 pm
Hopefully the petition will be fixed Monday. I'll give the petition a few days to get fixed & then I'll crosspost all of this.

Elm Morrison (357)
Saturday September 19, 2009, 5:08 pm
Thank you Ginger. So sorry about the glitch - but out of my control.

Kit B (276)
Saturday September 19, 2009, 6:17 pm
Maybe you could send us a reminder on Monday, this is one petition I would very much like to put my name to, and stand in protest of this horrible thing.

Saturday September 19, 2009, 7:09 pm
the petition doesnt come up for me.

anyway this is one of the most disgusting, sickening, inhuman barbaric piece of crap on earth. every person who participates in this unspeakable horror should be whipped, and be sent to prison for life.


Marena Chen (200)
Saturday September 19, 2009, 7:32 pm
I am glad to see that we are "off and running" again with this. We worked so hard last year - signing petitions, sending emails etc - unfortunately unsuccessfully. I desperately hope that we will do better this year and get this horrendeous practices stopped once and for all.

Thanks Eureka and Pam...

Elm Morrison (357)
Saturday September 19, 2009, 7:40 pm

Everyone - there is a Care2 glitch - the petition does NOT open properly. I've written the support team, but they do NOT work on weekends. We should (hopefully) have this issue fixed on Monday next week. In the meantime:
join the working group for the time left before the 11th November 09. Lots to do - emails are of paramount importance here. You can quit the group on the 11th November.

Please folks - this is an issue that needs mass and sustained action. LOTS TO DO AT THE GROUP.


Thank you to all those who have joined the action group - we need all the help we can get.

. (0)
Saturday September 19, 2009, 8:16 pm
noted tried to sign will not open poor baby

Shirley S (187)
Sunday September 20, 2009, 12:56 am
Eureka I had same problem.It's A bugger.

Pam F (221)
Sunday September 20, 2009, 2:47 am
Thanks Eureka!
I've joined,of course! Fingers firmly crossed that it's fixed first thin Monday morning!

Adam I (25)
Sunday September 20, 2009, 3:44 am
What a shame!

How could we fall so low??!!

Thank you Eureka.

mary f (202)
Sunday September 20, 2009, 6:30 am
i'l try again tomorrow

. (0)
Sunday September 20, 2009, 7:01 am
Thank you Eureka and to you Lyn for sending this to me.

I just joined and will check back to sign the petition. In the meantime I will get busy with the other actions to put a stop to this horrific torture and murder of these innocent bulls.

Gudrun D (447)
Sunday September 20, 2009, 8:44 am
Technical difficulties...will sign petition when available to do so. Thanks Eureka!

Anne T (286)
Sunday September 20, 2009, 9:15 am
Busy with the actiona, waiting for petition!
Many thanks indeed Eureka.

Elm Morrison (357)
Sunday September 20, 2009, 10:15 am

WOW !!!!

Our group has 18 members - the bulk email lists are now available directly on the group billboard - all of them tested. So very few should bounce.

I've worked my backside off – what with Care2 glitches and all....

The group spirit is great - and everyone appears committed to the actions. The signing of our mysteriously unavailable petition is but one action. The group is the FULCRUM of the campaign. Folks please join, help us stop this horror (if AVAAZ can get a million signatures and letters sent for an action then why can't we???)


Hopefully the petition bug will be fixed on Monday. Thank to all who are joining the group and putting fingers on keyboards. I know time is precious and we all have very busy lives - just think, it is not a busy life at stake here, it is the actual lives of these bulls set on fire for the glory of ignorant hicks.

Sunday September 20, 2009, 12:55 pm

Elm Morrison (357)
Sunday September 20, 2009, 2:16 pm
Kristen, the old petition is abandoned. I've asked Care2 to pass this orphan to me. Waiting for their response.

In the meantime I created a new petition - this news thread is supposed to link to it - but the petition does not open properly - no one can sign it. I've asked Care2 to fix it - awaiting their response.

In the meantime - please join our little group. We need old hands on deck - the clock is ticking, each day bringing us closer to these awful fiestas in Spain, end of second week of November.


Elm Morrison (357)
Sunday September 20, 2009, 2:20 pm
Wonder what has happened to all the 'male' animal activists here at Care2. Every person who has joined the group (pledging the email action until these bloody fiestas take place) is a woman!


We need thousands upon thousands of daily emails sent out. Care2 members, please don't let us stand alone - join, hold hands, pledge your daily support. Eighteen humans posting emails every day is NOT going to make anyone listen!

This is what Care2 is all about - or am I delusional?

Polly pagan (82)
Sunday September 20, 2009, 9:57 pm
monday still not sad,i just don't see how people stand back and watch this "entertainment".i would be killing people if this went on anywhere near me!!!

Anumpeshi Aduddell (227)
Sunday September 20, 2009, 10:39 pm
The Law of Luv under Will is upon us
The children of the Law of One,Live in Peace wilth all lifes breath

Anumpeshi Aduddell (227)
Sunday September 20, 2009, 10:50 pm
The cruelty and suffering caused from this horrific act of violence is beyond comprehension

Helen D (13)
Monday September 21, 2009, 1:27 am
Could not open petition. This is just horrible!

Dawn H (102)
Monday September 21, 2009, 8:42 am
Arg . . .it is Still not working!

Pam F (221)
Monday September 21, 2009, 3:38 pm
Unbelievable - STILL not working!
In the meantime, please join the group and take action.
In the thread "Spanish postcard pics for emails," is a simple action EVERYBODY can take - even hopeless computer-dummies like me! As you'll see if you take a look!

Elm Morrison (357)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 4:06 am
Pam and everyone else: I've created a new petition and this one does work. I've had no feedback from Care2 Support. Can't wait any longer. The clock is ticking!

FireBull Petition - new LINK!

For more actions - and we desperately need you!

Pam F (221)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 4:38 am
Yay - well done Eureka!
Signed, and will crosspost and forward!

Joycey B (750)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 5:53 am
So glad I could finally sign. Thanks Eureka.

# 26: 5:47 am PDT, Sep 22, Joycey Berry, North Carolina

chris b (2474)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 7:12 am
My emails are getting stopped at 100 a day and I'm getting some returned as undeliverable! Have we made an impression already?

Elm Morrison (357)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 7:34 am
Chris, please use the list from the billboard on the news group only. This list is updated daily, with errors and/or ommissions. Some chaps will have a mailbox overflow - but do not stop sending those. I believe we are already making an impression. The petition at has copied our original email list, but note that this list will not be updated - so please, please use our group's billboard list only.

I cannot thank everyone enough for this massive effort.

Again, here is the petition link - new and working.
FireBull Petition 10 000 signatures needed by end Oct 09!

Again, here is the group link

If anyone - please organise billboard protests outside the Spanish embassies in your countries.



Helen Beasley (30)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 9:20 am
Signed and forward with out any troulbe

Anne T (286)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 9:59 am
PLs keep sending the mails. From todays email list I have only had 11 the majority are going through..
pls keep at it!!!!

Elm Morrison (357)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 5:27 pm
The group is now 43 members strong! I pray that everyone who has joined is sending emails.

Another idea to spread the word about the petition is to contact animal rights groups and animal lover blog writers on the internet and ask them if they would kindly include our petition link in their newsletters or blog about the issue with a link to the petition. Please use the correct petition link - not the one that llinks to this news story - Care2 has still not fixed it - so as far as I'm concerned it is dead - I can't even edit the petition.

Here is the full and CORRECT link to the petition:

Elm Morrison (357)
Tuesday September 22, 2009, 5:29 pm
230 signatures on the petition so far. 23rd Sept 2:29AM South African time.

We've got to do better folks - Only 1 month and one week to go


Kay F (550)
Wednesday September 23, 2009, 12:39 am
I am Signer #11 & put this on Facebook. Sent yesterday about 50 e-mails, will sent much more today - I promise!
Thanks Eureka & Pam.

Kath W (56)
Wednesday September 23, 2009, 1:07 am
Pam sent me this and I signed it. APPALLING! What is it with the Spaniards and bulls? Why do they hate them so much???

Elm Morrison (357)
Wednesday September 23, 2009, 7:17 am
Pam posted this in the group. Just shows one can have a 'FIRE BULL' festival without actually involving a bull let alone setting one alight!

This article shows a FireBull Festival in another Province - it sounds delightful and fun - what a contrast to the agony and torment of Soria's!


It's one which really would attract tourists!

"Here in El Burgo in Spain, every year during the last week of August we have the festival of San Agustín (Saint Augustine to us English), where the streets are closed for a full week and the whole population takes to the streets to enjoy the festivities.

The highlight of the week is the closing event, starting at 4.30am on the Monday morning, where the Mayor (el Alcalde) of the town dons a wooden bull (fortunately not a real one) which is stuffed with fireworks.

Above the streets are strung two and a half kilometres of fire crackers. At the given moment the fire crackers are lit and commence their extremely noisy path along the streets towards the town hall. At this moment, too, the 'bull' is lit and the fireworks begin to explode and fly everywhere.

The task for the unfortunate mayor is to run, with the bull, towards the town hall and beat the string of fircrackers to the building. We've never managed to see whether or not the mayor ever succeeds, but the cheers suggest he made it this year (though they'd probably cheer even louder if he didn't make it!)

What on earth the "tradition" of setting fireworks off has to do with San Agustín, we haven't a clue! But who cares – this experience is magical! We understand (this is our second year) that no-one is ever injured, though that must surely be due to good luck rather than good planning. This is an event which should definitely not be missed. If you plan visiting El Burgo, Málaga, this is the time to do it!"

Elm Morrison (357)
Wednesday September 23, 2009, 7:18 am

FireBull Petition 10 000 signatures needed by end Oct 09!

. (0)
Wednesday September 23, 2009, 11:13 am
Thank you! You signed at 11:58 AM PDT, Sep 22, 2009

Pam F (221)
Wednesday September 23, 2009, 3:17 pm
450 signatures so far. So many more needed against this hideous action!

We have 106 noted - has everyone who noted signed? And asked friends - this is one action NO-ONE would be hesitant to sign - even those who don't normally sign petitions, it's just such a monstrous atrocity!

48 wonderful people have joined the group - there are many suggestions for actions there - Eureka has put in a magnificent effort! If we had 106 people taking at least one of the actions each day, it would be tremendously helpful.

And remember - it's only for a matter of around 5 weeks - that's how long to go before before a LIVING ANIMAL WILL BE SET ALIGHT!
And it could well be the same poor creature that had this unspeakable agony inflicted on him last year - the poor burnt and blinded bull is not even afforded the release of death from his agony, and the same animal can be used year after year.

Can we imagine the mental, as well as the physical torment!


Sa R (51)
Wednesday September 23, 2009, 5:02 pm
Noted and signed, dearest Pam. Am signee #487 on the petition and #476 on Care2's petition. Shall continue tomorrow (though I will not be reporting daily at the group (joined too); too time consuming - it is 3 a.m. here - going to bed for another sleepless night.

Elm Morrison (357)
Wednesday September 23, 2009, 5:49 pm

FireBull Petition 10 000 signatures needed by end Oct 09!

Karen B (289)
Wednesday September 23, 2009, 9:43 pm
I tried to sign petition on Wednesday, 9/23 and it didn't work.

Anne T (286)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 2:27 am
Karen B are you clicking the correct link?? Use the link in Eureka's post directly above yours. Petition is working fine now. PLs try again. Thankyou.

Please Take Action via the Firebulll group.....

I urge evryone to help us complete the petition. Time is running out!!!

PLEASE, PLEASE crosspost it to the moon and back!!!!


Elm Morrison (357)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 12:42 pm
647 Signatures. I'm thinking of taking out a newspaper advertisement - national and in my local rag. We've got to get more signatures!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DID SIGN. If Care2 has over 11 million members, why only 647 signatures on this vital LIFE SAVING petition????????????

This just breaks my heart. Don't we care at all????

Elm Morrison (357)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 2:04 pm

A fantastic video - use this to promote our cause! Thank you Philippe

YouTube Video - A magnificent Tool to publicise the petition and the group actions


. (0)
Friday September 25, 2009, 4:41 pm
noted and petition signed, thank you Eureka. This is a heartless and stupid tradition, they need to find a different way to celebrate that doesn't promote cruelty to animals.

Larry S (645)
Friday September 25, 2009, 6:25 pm
It is so hard to know that things like this happen. An animal does not deserve to be treated like this, to suffer, the fright of the animal having living thru this makes me cringe. Have these ppl no compassion what so ever?

Joanne S (10)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 6:39 am
OMGSH!!! what is wrong with people???

Sa R (51)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 9:10 am
Dear Eureka,
Reporting, regretfully, that the YouTube Video does Not work. YouTube replies that: "The URL contained a malformed video ID."

Is there a way to approach Randy or anyone at Care2 system and ask to do the utmost possible to publicise this cause and SHAKE those (existant????)million members? It seems that most members are here mainly for social activities, collecting "friends"-stars-awards and less for changing the world (where and if possible) for the best.

Sa R (51)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 10:01 am
Homepage of Care2 under hottest petition is:
1.“Stop Feeding Chicken Feces to Cows!” with 20,548 signatures !!!
2. After clicking “browse petition categories” under Animal Welfare , you get another screen to Sign a Petition, with: “hottest petitions”,“activists petitions”, “nonprofit petitions” showing 3 petitions under each - But Not Our Petition.
3.Continuing to another screen “See all Animal Welfare petitions“
where petitions are not by level of cruelty/importance (hard to grade?) or at least Alphabetically(in which case you can find when you already know what you’re looking for) – where IS OUR petition? Can one sift it from all these grains?
Isn’t there a way to push this issue to the front page?

Simone D (1462)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 10:03 am
Please go and sign Anne's petition also at Change-

mary f (202)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 10:08 am
got them both signed and forwarded

Elm Morrison (357)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 12:57 pm
Here is the URL for the YouTube video - copy and paste into your browser:

Here is the URL for the Care2 petition - copy and paste into your browser

Care2 petition has 1074 signatures. Thank you for everyone's support

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 29, 2009, 6:06 pm
it is amazing to me how despicable the nation of spain is toward their treatment of bulls - still to this day.

spain, like turkey and other nations in europe, have a very long road to go before they get any respect from me because of their absolutely disgustingly cruel treatment of animals.

petition signed.

Winefred M (88)
Thursday October 8, 2009, 7:25 am
Read noted and signed, TY Eureka.

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Tuesday October 13, 2009, 11:04 pm
These people still have not discovered CIVILIZATION!

Elizabeth N (40)
Friday October 23, 2009, 9:21 pm
The petition is still not working. This is so sad. Every year this issue comes up. Every year I sign petitions and send emails, and nothing ever changes.

Animae C (514)
Tuesday September 28, 2010, 12:38 am
signed all, except
the petition won't open.
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