Pls Write-Bull Used in Spain as Dart Board in Sickening Festival
- Bull Used in Spain as Dart Board in Sickening Festival
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Bull Used As Dart Board In Sickening Festival
SOURCE OF INFORMATION:
PETA Action Alerts E-News, June 20, 2003
SAMPLE LETTER: Remember to include your name, address and country.
Please change some of the words so all the letters aren't identical.
Be sure to mention how this barbaric activity affects your plans to
visit Spain or buy Spanish products.
City Hall of Coria
email: info@... (coria.org)
Board of Tourism
Avd. Extremadura, 39
email: turismo@... (coria.org)
Diputacion Provincial de Caceres
Plaza de Santa Maria, s/n
fax: +34 927255471
(Moderator's note: I don't believe this email address is correct as
it should end in something indicating it's the Spanish government,
such as dip.sp.gov -- anyone know for sure?)
I am shocked to learn that authorities in Coria, Spain and the
European Union (EU) not only condone, but also promote the grossly
inhumane Fiesta of San Juan.
In an effort to keep the Spanish "tradition" alive, tourists and
locals chase a bull through the streets to shoot darts into the
terrified animal. Men aim for sensitive areas such as the nose, eyes
and testicles. After at least two hours of sheer agony, the weak and
blood-drenched animal is castrated while still alive.
I understand the EU subsidizes the town of Coria because this so-
called festival enhances tourism. My friends, family and colleagues
would never spend our vacation dollars in a country that brutalizes
animals for public amusement.
Tradition is never an excuse for cruelty. If it were, human slavery,
lynching, cannibalism or foot-binding would still be acceptable
cultural mores. Neither heritage, culture, entertainment, art, nor
religion justify outright torture.
Scientists have long confirmed that animals exhibit an elaborate
range of psychological, perceptual, behavioral, personal and communal
initiative. They communicate differently, but the voice is there.
They do not want to be gored and mutilated. Like us, they want to
It is time for Spain to outlaw all archaic animal sacrifices--or face
worldwide censure. My family will not vacation in Coria until laws
are enacted to prohibit such cruel spectacles as the Fiesta of San