Flaming Bull Festival Legalized in Spain (VIDEO)

Several months ago, as a result of public protest, the Catalonian Parliament banned bull fighting. Many nationalists objected, claiming bull fighting was a hallowed tradition in Catalonia, Spain.

Another tradition is the Flaming Bull Festival. During these events, fireworks or  flaming wax is attached to the bulls’ horns. The bulls are then set to run “free” in the streets, chasing after people. The Catalonian Parliament has just passed a bill — over the strong objection of animal rights groups — to legalize this tradition. 

Legislators claim measures will be taken to help protect the bulls. But are you buying it?


Photo credit: Daniel Rio Tinto


Janine H.
Janine H7 years ago

it is terrible that "we" always kill...
Killing because of egoistic ideas - money, power, jealousy (here: there are animals who are seen as "rivals")

Only when the last tree has been cut down; Only when the last river has been poisoned; Only when the last fish has been caught; Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.
(Native American proverb)

"We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not yet learned the simple art of living together as brothers." (Martin Luther King)

Sarah Lee
Sarah Lee7 years ago

Humans are really trashy.

Michelle Sibinovic
Michelle S7 years ago

I'm speechless. I have no words to describe these bottom-feeders, no way to rationalize their sadism and blood lust. I'm utterly at a loss. Ungodly. They do not deserve the privilege of being labeled human beings.

It's clear to me and the world at large that Spain has no intention of elevating itself morally or spiritually.....ever. People in Spain could raise a hue and cry, but refuse. Animal welfare advocates in Latin countries are outnumbered by sadistic monsters.

There's a special place in hell for these sadists. May they burn ten fold that of the innocents they continue to unleash their sadistic poison, hatred and evil upon.

Pam F.
Pam F8 years ago

Gail, if you see this - could you post the link to the moveon.org petition, please.

Jane B.
Jane B8 years ago

What a backwards step to take.
This is legalized torture. I cannot accept 'tradition' as an excuse for this brutality. I know there are a minority of sadistic individuals in every country and culture, but that does not mean they should be allowed to get away with venting their bloodlust on animals.
If we'd have clung on to our traditions here in the UK there would still be bear and badger baiting and cock fighting. Thankfully we have seen the error of our ways - if only Spain could too.

jane richmond
jane richmond8 years ago

Repeat after me- This does not hurt the bull. This does not hurt the bull. If we keep saying this enough we will begin to believe it.

The entire Parliament must have been in a hypnotic trance when they signed off on this.

Sarah Lee
Sarah Lee8 years ago

Anything that frightens the balls out of animals, hurts them.

Judy S.
Judy Stern8 years ago

can we do the same to the people who claim it does not hurt the bulls.

Gail Lopez
Gail Lopez8 years ago

Signed both petitions, Care2 #16,210 and moveon.org. Horrific idea of a sport.

Jennifer Martin
Jennifer M8 years ago