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Stop FireBull in Soria - Spain - VIDEO and ACTION

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- 3551 days ago -
2nd Week of November a LIVE bull will be set on fire. Can we stop it? Maybe - but not without your help! View the video - use it as a marketing tool - Sign the petition and join in the action on the group.


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Carole S (338)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 2:15 pm

Dynamic video . . . petition signed!

Glad you were able to work this all out, Eureka!

. (0)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 2:44 pm
Maes me pissed of to watch these horrible pictures of burned bulls
And that all for the "entertainment" of sick,ignorent,cruel idiot bastards !!!
Signed petitions,crossposted will send video also to my YouTube friends with petitionlink
Thanks Eureka

. (0)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 2:48 pm
On your last posted link Eureka : Oh no! Error 404 (page not found)...
Your 3th link wasn't a valid link either.
And joined the group

Elm Morrison (357)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 2:50 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Just because you have done so within the last week.

Barb K (1685)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 2:50 pm
I can't believe such sadits live....makes me wonder if bulls would've led a peaceful life without them. Thnx Eureka...great work!! xx

Elm Morrison (357)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 2:55 pm
Claudia, they must have just moved the link! Eeessh - it was still working yesterday.

Can you help me - flag the post and state that some links are not working. The video link though is the one that shows on this news story. Very strange.

. (0)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 2:56 pm
Will do

Elm Morrison (357)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 2:57 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Barbcat because you have done so within the last week.

Elm Morrison (357)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 3:02 pm

HERE IS THE CORRECT VIDEO LINK: Copy and paste into your browser

Elm Morrison (357)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 3:04 pm




Pam F (221)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 3:08 pm
EXCELLENT and compelling video - no-one who sees this can be in ANY doubt as to the urgency and importance of our actions!
Please watch, note, sign, join - it's 5 short weeks before another bull - or even,heaven forbid - that SAME BULL - will be put through this inspeakable torment!

Anne T (286)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 3:22 pm
A very well made video that realy drives home the horror of this sadistic fiesta.

Please watch....the photos say it all..Truly Heartbreaking!!

Can you imagine the pain this animal suffers?? His never ending agony as he's tormented by the crowd??

Please sign the petition, please join the group and take action...

Time is Short

The Bulls Need YOU..NOW !!!!

. (0)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 3:51 pm
I have already signed a petition yesterday but there is no way I can watch such a sadistic video. To leave a comment on You Tube apparently you need to be a member and I couldn't find where to rate the video. But it is a good video to send with letters to write.

Elm Morrison (357)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 4:13 pm
To rate the video, just click on the stars below the video. There are five - please click on the fifth star.

Thank you for caring.

The video slams one right in the gut - and the end messages are IN YOUR FACE with the appropriate gun shots....

I know it is graphic - but without us now going hell for leather we will not stop this barbarity. Last year, 11th November I huddled into myself - completely dazed, distressed just knowing what was happening on the other side of the word. An animal screaming out iin pain, blinded, burnt, bloody WHILE PEOPLE ARE LAUGHING THEIR SICKO HEADS OFF.

And that is why this group is working so hard - because we KNOW what is coming.

To be an animal rights activist one has to have a very strong stomach, a spine of pure steel and unbelievable courage. Oh yes, I almost puke every time I see these photos (after all I had to put the group together), and I'm sure the other activists feel the same way - but if we don't speak up, show up, and show the pictures and the videos to the world - THEN WHO WILL??

Janet G (108)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 4:19 pm
Put these imbiciles on as island (with no animals) dress them up like bulls and give them torches! THat will take care of them quickly.

Cher C (1424)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 4:20 pm

Thnx Eureka hun!!!!


Janet G (108)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 4:21 pm
Sorry, I could not find a petition to sign.

Kit B (276)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 4:28 pm
I want to think that most people involved in this simply think of it as some very old tradition. I want to believe that if only they could be made to understand the pain and cruelty for the bulls -- they would stop immediately. That is what I want to believe, but I know that some find this fun and don't really care what suffering is being inflicted, and that saddens me deeply. Petition signed with hope.

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 4:39 pm
I put the link to the video on Twitter.

Carole S (338)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 4:41 pm

Honestly, Kit? When I see these things, I realize how much humans have NOT evolved. We no longer have to kill our food to survive, nor to wear the fur from them to keep warm, or make clothing/shoes.

And yet, many consider themselves to be so "above" other animals that they even feel it's appropriate to "sacrifice" them (as entertainment) in festivals, in much the same vein as pagans.

As I see the "progress" humans have made, still killing other humans (and investing untold wealth in creating more efficient ways to do so); destroying land, water and air . . . it's very sad.


Pam F (221)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 4:50 pm
Jan G -please see -

Sheila G (267)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 5:32 pm
signed in, ty Eureka, this is beyond sick, aren't some humans shameful? what cowards.
Jan, I believe this is the same petition talked about here, is this what everyone else has signed? emails to send also:

Sheila G (267)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 5:37 pm
found this one from the firebull group:

Sheila G (267)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 5:39 pm
hah, sorry Pam, you posted it, this festival stirs us all up at every year.

Pat B (356)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 6:41 pm
TY, Eureka for this. Signed, and noted with sadness. This is SICK!!!!!

. (0)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 7:14 pm
Shared on Myspace/Youtube/Facebook and rated and commented on..thanks Eureka..lets keep the momentum going on this..we can raise awareness and opposition..and stamp this shit out forever.

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Thursday September 24, 2009, 11:05 pm
This is ongoing, but then on the other hand we deal here with people who have skulls of evil and rotten blood flowing in their veins.

Shirley S (187)
Friday September 25, 2009, 12:46 am
Great video presentation. Pity it has to contain such sickening content. Spain is really shooting itself in the foot allowing this cruel behavior being presented to the world.

Joanna D (216)
Friday September 25, 2009, 1:37 am
Well done ladies!!
Go on! You have my full support.

Jeanette Steffi G (189)
Friday September 25, 2009, 2:45 am
The video's picture was worth a million words. Those bulls did nothing to be set on fire deliberately. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. How do these people sleep at night.

Petition signed

Mary Ann Clark (81)
Friday September 25, 2009, 4:32 am
What kind of degenerate,cold-hearted and I am ashamed to call them humans could do such a monstrous thing.If this is some kind of religious festival, then it should be abolished for eternity. Religious freedom does not give one the right to torture,abuse and murder other beings of planet Earth.

chris b (2474)
Friday September 25, 2009, 4:43 am
All my emails are getting returned as undelverable so I'll just keep trying This activity is so unspeakably barbaric it is like the tortures inflicted by the Spanish Inquisition during the dark ages on humans!

Elm Morrison (357)
Friday September 25, 2009, 4:43 am

*** Thank you all ***

### 752 signatures. ####

!!!!! The target is 10 000 !!!!!!

If you are a member of any activist site on the net - please ask them to promote our petition, and to assist in the group action on our group.

Here are the links.
FireBull Petition 10 000 signatures needed by end Oct 09!

FireBull Group - WALK YOUR TALK - AT LEAST UNTIL 11TH NOVEMBER 09! FireBull Pledge!



Elm Morrison (357)
Friday September 25, 2009, 4:47 am
Chris, our emails are going through. Perhaps it is because you have hit your limit on daily emails? Or perhaps you are sending too many at once. If one email has bounced from a block, the notice will list the bounced email and could also list the entire block below it. This does not mean the entire list has bounced.

The mails are tested on a daily basis - and the group billboard updated on a daily basis. Always use the billboard to copy from - do not keep on forwarding already sent emails as these may contain contain addresses no longer valid.

Thank you for all you do.

PS. Luke. S publicised our petition by creating a pledge/petition. Please support Luke - see the link above.

Kay F (550)
Friday September 25, 2009, 5:11 am
Thank you Ladies! Really excelent work! You are busy bees :))
Signed petition, sent my daily e-mails to Spain, watched & rated the video, posted again on Facebook, today with the video.

Elm Morrison (357)
Friday September 25, 2009, 5:14 am
The video has been viewed 238 times. For all you 'tweeters' - PLEASE tweet about this video. Only if thousands know about it, wlll thousands watch it, will thousands sign the petition.

Thank you.

Elm Morrison (357)
Friday September 25, 2009, 6:04 am
More photos at PhotoBucket - you can use these for blog posts / emails. Well anything you can think of to help publicise this massive effort. Copy URL into your browser. Simply highlight the code you need and copy it and paste.

Elm Morrison (357)
Friday September 25, 2009, 6:07 am
I shan't name them, but the gist is that they will get to this campaign in 'DUE COURSE'.....

When will that be? The day before the bulls are set alight? Even a week before is too late - as last year proved.

I take an oath here to continue this campaign year round - consistently and sustained action. We cannot just 'wake up' one a year.

Rain For Change (163)
Friday September 25, 2009, 6:15 am
The video gave me chills. I hope it gets the word out about this unthinkable cruelty. I signed a petition the other day, not sure where it came from. Petitions are out there though.

Nan B (62)
Friday September 25, 2009, 6:55 am
This is such a horrendous site to see, I couldnít even watch it. Where is the intelligence in this act? I think the bull is definitely smarter then the morons doing the stupid deed!! Itís so sad these beautiful animals are the brunt of pathetic foul play if this is what you want to call it..
Peace be with these furry selfishless souls.
Thanks Eureka for the post and your concern!

Susan Patten (4)
Friday September 25, 2009, 7:35 am
petition signed :p

Helen Rose (30)
Friday September 25, 2009, 8:04 am
Got it done pitition signed video rated and all forward.... God Bless Girl, you have worked so hard prayers are with you.

MmAway M (519)
Friday September 25, 2009, 8:54 am
Thanks...all of the petitions on both Change.Org and Care2 signed, tried to watch the video, started to sob -- this is so horrible and the woman's laughter in the background makes me sob even harder.

How cam people do this, I am frankly so ILL.

Tried to rate it, didn't know how, but it does have 4 stars.

Thanks again for your news, this needs to get out there this has to be stopped.

Still having tears just rolling down my face on this ill behavior by these people...are they all insane???

MmAway M (519)
Friday September 25, 2009, 9:00 am
OK, went back through all of the comments and found where you explained to click on the 5th star...did that, hope it worked. It said rated...think I did it right.

Have forwarded the petitions, will print out the video link, but it is so hard to view, you would have to be a totally sick person to want to watch this, at the end, after that womans's laughter, when I heard a gun shot, I was actually happy to hear it.

Suzanna van der Voort (271)
Friday September 25, 2009, 9:26 am

- Promote / Comment / Rate the YouTube Video
- Join in the group effort:
- Sign the petition/pledge too!

To rate the video, you must log-in or create an account!

Signed and rated with 5 stars, will forward and share as care2 allows me to do so.
Thanks Eureka.

Brigitte H (35)
Friday September 25, 2009, 9:44 am
Everything done. This has to stop and for this right away!!! If those insane bastards wanna play, Firebull, then why don,t they just put some horns on their own fucking heads and set them on fire?? And on top,still a burning torch stuck in their ass. Then we,ll see if they still gonna like it. And we can shout: ,THIS IS FIESTA,.
To hell with this scum of human beings.

Edith S (12)
Friday September 25, 2009, 10:59 am
Why???? the people do that !!!! please stop that cruelty , Sign the petition

Ekeim Teeuwisse (147)
Friday September 25, 2009, 11:19 am
signed the petitions, will send letters, watched the video (mostly looking away), rated it with 5 stars after opening a you tube account (which i didn't really want, but ok), but still can't leave a comment on the video - don't understand why, tried several times.

Past Member (0)
Friday September 25, 2009, 11:54 am
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Joycey B (750)
Friday September 25, 2009, 12:01 pm
Have already signed and joined group. Rated video and commented. Have sent e-mails Video is very disturbing. Noted with tears. Thanks Eureka.

Glenda J (158)
Friday September 25, 2009, 12:13 pm
You have my vote

Alice C (1797)
Friday September 25, 2009, 12:24 pm
It's time to stop insane things like this....the time has come today !

Tracy T (27)
Friday September 25, 2009, 12:46 pm
animals are not meant to be used for human entertainment

Carrie B (306)
Friday September 25, 2009, 12:48 pm
Already signed, but cannot watch the video! So cruel and sadistic.

Kari D (192)
Friday September 25, 2009, 12:53 pm
Thank you! You signed at 9:30 AM PDT, Sep 23, 2009

johnnie W (23)
Friday September 25, 2009, 1:01 pm
I have seen this and already signed this. What a horrible thing to teach young children, what does this say to those children about their parents, and what is acceptable. Where do they try the line? Its okay to be cruel and mean and sit a live living animal on fire, but not humans,what that be mean? You can not sow seeds of murder and pain and except to get back joy and love. Sometimes we wonder what is wrong with the young people. I surprised that some us of lived to be in this generation's. If we do not teach respect for all living things, who will ?

Friday September 25, 2009, 1:56 pm
I don't even know what to say, humans never cease to amaze me in how cruel, sadistic, inhumane they can be. The bastards are just trying to outdo the previous horrendous acts. They will pay!

Elm Morrison (357)
Friday September 25, 2009, 2:21 pm

Thank you everyone for the noted - and for going the extra mile. I know the Video is horrible - but people will never get the cruelty unless they see it and hear it AND read the messages at the end of the video.

To rate the Video just click on the news header of this news story - at the top of the page - and one the YouTube site opens - click on the 5th star beneath the video.

To leave a comment you have to be a youtube member. I could not leave a comment - even though I clicked on submit the thing just 'sat'. I've never been able to leave a comment at youtube, even though I'm a member. Perhaps my laptop firewall is blocking a 'cookie'.

It wll take tremendous effort from everyone at Care2 to publicise this matter. Viral marketing works well on the internet - but only if we viral it out all over the show. Share it with Facebook, Digg, Yahoo, MySpace etc. and TWEET it.

Susan Boyle's YouTube video was tweeted around the world - her exquisite voice had to be heard. The agony of the FireBulls need to be heard too!





There are many countries in the world quilty of the most horrific acts of barbarism against their fellow humans and against animals. There are massive organisations who speak out against abuse - I consider Care2 MASSIVE.

So why have we not reachd 10 000 signatures on the petition yet? Why have only 54 people at Care2 pledged the daily actions on the FireBull group?


Barbara W (342)
Friday September 25, 2009, 2:41 pm
What critters must endure at the hands of some humans is mindblowing. Thank you Eureka for bringing this to the attention of all who are not aware. Cruelty seems to abound everywhere where humans control the senses..

Rhonda Maness (580)
Friday September 25, 2009, 3:00 pm
Thanks Eureka

Pam F (221)
Friday September 25, 2009, 3:36 pm
73 people have noted this story.

There have been 305 views, 29 people have left a comment (yours IS there, Eureka!).....and 27 have rated.

A big THANK YOU! to those who HAVE rated and commented.

Can I just plead with everyone to read Eureka's previous comment.

We are NOT begging everyone for this small extra effort , to rate and comment, for any sort of personal gratification - this is so horrific and sadistic, it's of vital urgency to get it to as many people as possible.

Rating and commenting keeps it at the top if its taglines, which means the video itself, and the IMPORTANT INFORMATION at the end, will be viewed by more people.

Signing up to Youtube is not hard - I did it myself in order to rate and comment on someone else's video - and to rate, you simply click on the red stars - the fifth is the top rating.

And ANY comment will help - just a few words - it doesn't appear immediately.

A word to Marilyn - the bull is NOT afforded the release of death after event - burnt and blinded and hideously traumatised, the same bull can even be used again, year after year - Imagine the torment! Hence my previous comment -

"Please watch, rate, sign, join - it's 5 short weeks before another bull - or even,heaven forbid - that SAME BULL - will be put through this unspeakable torment!"

Mandi T (367)
Friday September 25, 2009, 4:52 pm
Rated vid, commented, signed both petitions, and posted to facebook.
This is despicable and I hope they enjoy the Karma that comes with this horrible act of cruelty!!
Tks Eureak for all your hard work.

MmAway M (519)
Friday September 25, 2009, 5:26 pm
OH MY...Pam, I thought it was put out of this horrific torture, that makes it even more insance.

Will try to get in to leave a comment on this. I have forwarded this petition to everyone I know actually both Change.Org, and Care2.

Nora J (229)
Friday September 25, 2009, 11:14 pm
I could not watch the video in fear of never being able to shut my eyes again. I feel the same way about the vision of live animals being skinned . I was a nano second into this and I heard the wild cackling of the lunatics in the background. I honestly hope they rot in Hell, or maybe they should go to Bull Heaven where the bulls get their vengeance. I would like to see that.

It makes me ashamed of being part of such a vile, disgusting species. If you could secede from the human race, I would be the first one off this stinking ship of fools and villains.

Thanks, Marilyn for forwarding onto to - the more exposure, the better.

Marty H (119)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 4:25 am
Signed and I was hesitant to watch it but I did.

Ettienne Short (0)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 5:13 am
Signed the petition on and at care2.

GOGOGOGO Mom (I'm ELM's son) - your on your way to 1000 signatures! Thank you to everyone so far for putting their money where their mouths are and signing.

Pam F (221)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 6:42 am
1,010 signatures now! Bravo!
Sadly - still only 37 ratings! :(
It's only 1 little click, folks!

Simone D (1462)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 6:52 am
Thank you Eureka and Pam. This, and the other sadistic evil cruelty inflicted against bulls kills/tortures around 36 bulls a day! And that is not counting the poor souls that are maimed, and as Pam said, brought back for more torture.

Simone D (1462)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 9:56 am
Please go here to sign Anne's petition on Change-

Sa R (51)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 10:18 am
1.Signed Pledge.
2.Found YouTube video; cannot watch (unbearable) but rated video and its comments.

Carolyn T (234)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 10:46 am
Am signing every petition I can find on this. That it is a long-standing tradition does not make it admrable or worth holding onto. In fact, it is inhumane,hideous, an effrontery to the world, and it presents a really ugly of Spain which does not reflect favorably. It is well past time to end barbarious practices everywhere...and this is a prime example. Thank you, Eureka. I will be sending this out widely.

Elm Morrison (357)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 1:01 pm

1074 signatures on Care2 petition now. Thank you everyone!


mary f (200)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 1:17 pm
signed all the petitions i can find about this sesent emails commented on and forwarded video thanks for doing this eureka

Felicita Luna (208)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 2:57 pm

Carole S (338)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 4:53 pm


No. no. no. no. no.

Not appropriate!

Michele DiGiorgi (320)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 5:59 pm
Absolutely, positively signed my friend Eureka! Thank you for caring sweetie.

This is a disgusting display of how low some humans can stoop. All amimals are living souls, all animals feel pain ~ this is a big no-no!

Thanks for bringing this to everyones attention, thanks for the forwards friends, & thanks for caring by being a voice for the voiceless all.

In peace,
~ FreeSpirit ~

Michele DiGiorgi (320)
Saturday September 26, 2009, 6:03 pm
Real quick share, there are now 1132 signatures, I was signature #1093. I had signed earlier.

Blessings all...

Elaine W (103)
Sunday September 27, 2009, 1:49 am
I am a coward but I could not even have the sound on never mind watch the video but I have left a comment. Words fail me about such cruelty.

chris b (2474)
Sunday September 27, 2009, 7:30 am
Elaine there is nothing cowardly in not wanting to witness such barbarism or hear it! The description is quite graphic enough for me even though I have looked at it and confirmed what was written! Just keep up the signing and sending stuff!

Elm Morrison (357)
Sunday September 27, 2009, 1:01 pm
27th Sept 09 22:00 SA time

Care2 Petition signatures: 1338 THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!! pledge: 84 THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!!

Rocio C (38)
Sunday September 27, 2009, 8:06 pm
Eureka, I could not watch it, I am sorry. I just cannot watch an animal being abused like that... I wanted to sign the petition but I didn't find the link... I shall look for it at the petitionsite here in Care2.

Jay curnow (196)
Sunday September 27, 2009, 9:21 pm
Can't get on utube site.......but signed the care2 petition with comment......with 21st century technology a mechanical creature could be used for this" appalling tradition"...... the thought of even doing it that way is "gut wrenching"....anyone who condones this is a de-sensitised sub-human in my oppinion......I personally wouldn't buy ANY Spanish produce.....or visit the country simply because of such barbaric practices!......although I usually sign/note most requests......I rarely forward petitions etc;.....but this is one of the exceptions.....& before sending & will include all others I can find such as!

Elm Morrison (357)
Monday September 28, 2009, 4:56 am
HERE ARE ALL THE LINKS YOU NEED TO TAKE ACTION. - copy and paste the URLs into your browser


Pictures to share from PhotoBucket - use for blogs/posts/Emails

FaceBook Cause

THE GROUP - TONS OF DAILY ACTIONS - CHECK THE BILLBOARD (open for public viewing) - please join, but please do not create new topics.

Sa R (51)
Monday September 28, 2009, 4:18 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Pam because you have done so within the last week.

TO ALL OF YOU WHO COULD NOT WATCH THE VIDEO AND RATE IT: You do not have to watch it in order to rate it; I couldn't watch it either but (having an account-easy)rated it as well as many of the comments. Rating the video (5 stars) and on the right of the comments (click thumbs up for a good one and thumbs down for a vile one) shows the interest in this.

I found a nitwit's comment that angered me so much - copied it below with my reply(under my YouTube username: BeholdLife):

sharliz79 (2 days ago) -2
" wow, how many of you posting words like "sadistic" and "boycott Spain" eat beef? watching a bull burn to death and watching a bull be hung upside down and bled to death is same EXACT THING. I am assuming we are all vegetarians/vegans posting? "
BeholdLife (1 day ago) +3
"You must be quite young or immature since you do not know the difference.
Do you enjoy torture or are you just deprived of emotional intelligence?
You could well say that a person killed by car is the same as one being lynched by a mob. How would you like that as a "dessert" your testicles be chopped off (as done to the burnt, blinded, exhausted bulls)?
Think you are a Macho? Maybe a macho bully! "


Elm Morrison (357)
Monday September 28, 2009, 4:43 pm
I think this person is incensed by the meat eating industry - where the horror of slaugherhouses drive the cattle mad with fear - and they are not always slaughtered humanely. In my opinion there is no such thing as humane slaughter. Perhpas his soul could simply not stand more horror - and he ferverently prayed that the commentators will also protest against the meat eating industry. That's what I'm 'picking' up anyway.


Elm Morrison (357)
Monday September 28, 2009, 4:45 pm

WOW !!

Signatures on the Petition: 1778 as at 01:44AM 29th September 09 South African time

WOW !!

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Tuesday September 29, 2009, 3:35 am
Jose Enrique Serrano Martinez, Director del Gavinete, De la Presidencia Del Gobierno wrote back and said that it is tradition in Spain and it happens in Europe and America too. This tradition stinks in the notstril of heaven. What is he going to tell his God about this cruelty.

chris b (2474)
Tuesday September 29, 2009, 5:56 am
I have also received the message from el Presdenta. From what he writes it would appear to be good harmless fun and much like the sort of stuff we do in the UK or US. Well he told me so himself and you can't argue with facts like that! Sadly I doubt the President evn is awre of the emails and the stock reply was jigged up by a minion. However my emaials which were in a queue are now returning undeliverable due to overflow at receiving end. So does this count as a denial of service attack. Whatever we must have made our feelings known! Nothing to the sufferring of the bull if a few bureaucrats have to change their email addresses!

Elm Morrison (357)
Tuesday September 29, 2009, 2:34 pm
Yes Chris - the group actions are tremendous. We are flooding their email boxes with our protests.

The 'canned' response from one of the king's minions is to be expected. PETA feedback is that he does not give a continental damn anyway and never listens to any emails / input / feedback from the people of Spain.

We need an animal rights activist individual or a group to print our petition in Spain (I will email the PDF file once the petition is closed) They are to deliver it BY HAND to the top four Soria officials. They can create a PayPal donation link for us and we'll contribute towards the printing costs. It will be horrendously expensive to courier from South Africa.


Elm Morrison (357)
Tuesday September 29, 2009, 2:34 pm
Signatures on the Petition: # 2024

as at 23:24AM

29th September 09

South African time

Elm Morrison (357)
Wednesday September 30, 2009, 1:53 pm

Signature on the Petition 2234

as at 22:52

30th September 09, South African time

****************** STILL TO GO: 7766 *******************************


Jay curnow (196)
Wednesday September 30, 2009, 7:50 pm
I've Just popped this News Item on my shares......along with the care2 petition......hope this might help it along a bit!

Dragonfly Chase (6)
Thursday October 1, 2009, 9:31 am
you should warn people before sending them to such disturbing images. I cannot bear to watch this, therefore cannot get to the petition. Sorry. Can we get a link just to the petition? This is awful, makes me cry.

Pam F (221)
Friday October 2, 2009, 5:06 am
Dragonfly - the video is of a live bull being set on fire - how could it NOT be disturbing?
The link to the petition is posted four times in the comments -

Sally D (91)
Friday October 2, 2009, 5:07 am
This is archaic, abhorrent and incomprehensibly cruel and sadistic on every moral and ethical level. To extensively torture & maim ANY sentient animal is unacceptable and will not be accepted in our world, that is becoming increasingly concerned towards the welfare of animals. We are fighting for a Universal Declaration On Animal Welfare & when this becomes LAW, these barbaric practices will be forced to stop. I have put a very strong letter in my petition signature and I will crosspost this to ALL MY FRIENDS ACROSS THE WORLD. I have mentioned in my letter on the petition, that Spain is not only infuriating its OWN PEOPLE by carrying out this incomprehensibly cruel and sadistic torture to bulls, they are also SERIOUSLY DAMAGING the reputation of their COUNTRY to hundreds of thousands of people across the world. I have also said that I will forward my letter to EVERYONE I POSSIBLY CAN & TELL THEM TO BOYCOTT SPAIN TOO. I have hounded many countries Presidents, Kings, Leaders & Government Officials with emails, letters & campaings in the fight to end animal cruelty. This has to STOP NOW. There is also a petition on
AND a group on CARE 2 where we can do a lot more to save these beautiful bulls from this cowardly sadism:
From one who cares deeply for all the sacred animals of our world.

EDGE M (257)
Friday October 2, 2009, 9:06 am

Merthyr Stevens (56)
Friday October 2, 2009, 9:24 am
Noted, petitions signed, and heartbroken. Forgive me, but I DARE not say what I want to say, because right now I am not a very nice person. Will we EVER be able to stamp out cruelty and abuse?

Sally D (91)
Friday October 2, 2009, 1:13 pm
I am incensed and outraged regarding this horrendous, barbaric & incomprehensible cruelty to innocent bulls. To then portray this as entertainment is abhorrent. I have vented how I feel about this issue in my comment above, now I am taking EVERY action I possibly can.

I have now noted and commented on this News Thread twice.
I Signed the petition on Care 2 and, with my own strong letter added to give it more weight.
I sent out a message to all my friends on Care 2 with 'links' to this News Thread, The Care 2 Petition, The Petition, The Care 2 Group-Firebull & the Youtube Video for them to rate. I also included in this message a copy of my letter that I wrote on both petitions. I hope this will help, as all the information is easily available in one message, which I hope will make it even more accessible.

Also friends that do not have the time to compose their own letter can if they wish use my letter as a 'template', which they can then edit/adapt with their own personal comments for use on the Care 2 Group-Firebull, when sending out protest emails to all SPANISH OFFICIALS. I know some people like to compose their own letters as I do, but people may not have the time to do this. I also know there is a pre-written sample letter on the Care 2 Group that people can send. As a lot of people do not have time to compose their own letter, they will tend to use the pre-written letter on the Care 2 group. I think if there is another template letter that people can use & then edit/adapt with their own personal comments, this will give the petition more weight, as there will be more diversity in the wording of the protest letters that are sent.

The pettion page has the list of all the Tested Emails that we can send out protest letters to. Much to my belief I have managed to send My Protest Letter to All Eight Soria Officials email addresses, All 71 Spanish Embassies email addresses, The 169 (approx) email addresses on Spanish Officials-List 1 & The 140 (approx) email addresses on Spanish Officials-List 2. A total of 388 Protest Letters sent to ALL THE SPANISH OFFICIALS ON THE LIST. Admittedly, I did have a few bounce back, but only about four or five out of the whole list!!!

I will keep fighting for the bulls and sending out emails to the Spanish Officials regularly, for as long as I can.


Thank-You Eureka for posting this news thread, hosting the group Firebull and for the sterling effort you put in for all the defenceless, voiceless & abused animals of our world.

From one who cares deeply for all the animals of our world.

David K (2)
Friday October 2, 2009, 1:42 pm
I find it hard to believe that this barbarity can take place in a so called civilized society. As a country bidding to host the 2016 Olympic Games, the Spanish authorities should reflect on the fact that traditions such as this belong to the same dark corner of history reserved for mankinds many other atrocities.

Elm Morrison (357)
Friday October 2, 2009, 2:36 pm
Please note that the email address list is updated on a daily basis on the group billboard. We clear out bounced emails and add any new emails when found. There are lots of other action links on the group billboard too.

Unfortunately the first pettion that was created by another kind soul is not being kept up to date (the original email list is out of date). Therefore use the group's email list only - there is also a letter in Spanish - much better as it is easily understood by the Spanish offcials.

Below are the links to the group and to the petition.


Care2 FireBull Petition 10 000 signatures needed by end Oct 09!


Sally D (91)
Friday October 2, 2009, 5:45 pm
I am a proud member of Care 2 and I probably spend more time on this site than any of the many other Animal Welfare, Conservation & Humanitarian Issues sites that I am a member of.

However, please be aware that sending letters via the tested email address list on the site to the Spansh Officials is just as valid as sending letters to the email address list on the Care 2 group. is a very worthy site & has many members that are avid animal welfare activists, that value the site equally with Care 2. Therefore, I do not totally agree with the comment to 'Use the Care 2 Group email address list only.'

Even if the email address list on the Care 2 Group-Firebull that is hosted on Care 2 is updated more regularly & has more 'links' on it than the site, this in no way indicates that sending letters via the email address list on the site will not have any have impact, infact quite the opposite.

I sent out 388 emails with my personalised letter to all the Soria Officials, all the Spanish Embassies & all the Spanish Officials via the site. I only had five bounced back. I work that out to be a 98.7% success rate of my protest letter being received by the Spanish Authorities.

Another point that is important to mention is that sending the letter in Spanish may not be suitable in all cases. Many people in England & other countries who do not speak Spanish may not be happy sending a letter that they do not understand & would prefer to send a letter in their native language, so they know what they are sending. If we give out the impression that it is better to send the protest letter out in Spanish, as this will be better understood by the Spanish Authorities, we may alienate people who wish to send out their personal letters in their native language. Hence, this may limit the number of protest letters that are sent.

Also, English is a widely spoken 1st or 2nd language and therefore sending letters in English cannot be under estimated, as there are many people in Spain who speak English.

A large proportion of the Spanish Embassies around the world would have English as a 2nd or 3rd language & would have the ability to understand letters written in English. Spanish Embassies that did not understand English would almost certainly have English interpreters.

The general consensus is that the more crossposting we do with other Animal Welfare Sites, the better. It is fair to say that some sites may be more effective than others. However, even if the email letters sent via the email address list on the site did have a lower success rate than the email letters sent via the email address list from the Care 2 Group, this would still be extra publicity that would not have been obtained if these emails had not been sent and were only sent to the email address list on the Care 2 Group-FireBull.

Surely the more publicity we get the better? It is not a competition to see which site is the most efficient.

We are all here for the same reason, to make a real change to the worldwide laws surrounding Animal Welfare and striving for a Universal Declaration On Animal Welfare.

It is the accumlative effort from all Animal Welfare Sites around the world, regardless of their size that will make the change that we desire.

Even the smallest ripples can make a huge difference, until all the ripples meet to become an Ocean of Success.



Shirley Ross (180)
Friday October 2, 2009, 6:27 pm
This is an image that will never leave my mind. Can't they see the terror in the bull's eyes, do they not think that he is in horrible pain? civilization has become this numb? i have many people ask me not to pass this sort of thing, but i am going to. the people must wake up! We must put a stop to this!

Gorilly Girl (339)
Friday October 2, 2009, 6:30 pm
Ohhhhhhhhh but there is more how about the horse tripping??? I think we all know we could go on and on about thier sadistic acts against all animals.


JennyLynn W (246)
Friday October 2, 2009, 9:23 pm
I have signed and forwarded several of these, from Care2 and from and from Peta and I'm happy to sign all there are. I thought this must be a hoax at first, because who could behave this way and who would permit it? I can't even read the whole story and I can't watch the video at all. I can see the photos when I close my eyes and it's haunting to anyone who understands that other mammals, just like us, feel pain, terror, agony, fear and they don't even know why.
I'm just sick about this.
I added comments to each petition to try to help more -
I understand that there are cultural differences that we must take into account when we look at the behavior of people in other countries. Still, that said, this is so revolting that I cannot describe it adequately. It is especially sad that now I think of these pictures every time someone mentions Spain or the Spanish people. It's awful that anyone would take delight in the pain and suffering of an animal and cause it on purpose, and the idea that it would be the cause of great celebration and jubilation is disgusting. It is difficult to believe this is real and not a hoax - do the people in your nation really behave in this barbaric way? What else goes on there?

Beatrice B (112)
Saturday October 3, 2009, 2:47 am
Have signed and forwarded, thanks, Eureka.

Elm Morrison (357)
Saturday October 3, 2009, 2:04 pm


Care2 FireBull Petition 10 000 signatures needed by end Oct 09! FireBull Pledge!

Sign Petition - tell South African government to stop endorsement of cultural torture - there is nothing manly about savaging an animal to death!

Jay curnow (196)
Saturday October 3, 2009, 3:10 pm
Eureka......I hope you don't mind....I've added your oct 3rd (above) post to the share already case people would rather go straight to the petitions.....or can't watch the video!

liz c (827)
Sunday October 4, 2009, 7:00 am
Petition signed.

Elm Morrison (357)
Tuesday October 6, 2009, 7:59 am

As at 6th October 09

Signatures collected: # 3436

Signatures still to collect: # 6564


Liliana D (125)
Saturday March 27, 2010, 9:09 am
I could not watch the video.....I cannot see so much cruelty, only thinking of makes me cry. But I signed and forwarded the petition and I do hope with all my heart that this campain will not stop until these animals will not be torture anymore nowhere. Thank you Eureka

Krasimira B (175)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 11:31 am
Barbarians! Already signed with anger.

chris b (2474)
Tuesday April 19, 2011, 3:38 pm
Some retard has posted on the Youtube site that it thinks we should concern ourselves with the children of Hati (his spelling!) as opposed to animals! Why is it that there are those that think those of us that care about animal welfare have no other concerns or interests and don't care for any other causes! Is there really such a shortage of intelligence amongst those who post such rubbish! They can't all be paid up members of the animal abusers union surely! Perhaps they would like their horns coated in tar and set alight!

James Guinane (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 7:49 am
I could not even start the video, it makes me sick to even think about what these Morons are doing.
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