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Heroic Action: Woman Tear Gases Crowd to Stop Bull Torture/Death

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  • Brennan Browne
    From: endspeciescide@hotmail.com To: ar-news@googlegroups.com Subject: [AR-News] Heroic Action: Woman Tear Gases Crowd to Stop Bull Torture/Death Date: Sat, 17
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      Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 11:00:13 -0700







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      Written by Jan Gamm
        




      Thursday, 15 September 2011







      The annual ritual in Tordesillas: particularly abhorrent to animal rights groups


      Tear gas stops slaughter of a bull in Tordesillas



      A WOMAN animal rights activist launched tear gas into the crowd
      attending the Toro de la Vega celebrations this week in the town of
      Tordesillas, 28km southwest of Valladolid during a traditional ‘bull
      run’ that takes place in the second week of September each year. 



      The annual bestial ritual of ‘spearing’ a bull carefully selected for
      its weight (which must be more than 500kilos and of a specific age and
      quality) is particularly abhorrent, especially amongst animal rights
      groups.



      TORTURE

      The ugly ritual involves men armed with spears torturing the animal
      until it eventually collapses before it is killed and its testicles cut
      off for the entertainment of crowds of spectators. The man who deals the
      fatal blow traditionally receives the gift of an iron spear.



      ARRESTED

      One of those affected by the tear gas was a local Guardia Civil officer,
      attending the ritual to prevent interference by activists.  The woman
      that released the gas was arrested and handcuffed at the scene before
      being transferred to the Guardia Civil barracks. 

      Investigations are under way to determine whether the woman acted alone or with support from fellow activists.

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