Bounce Bull festival: Harrowing photos from the sick event become a terrified bull with its horns ablaze
The harrowing ‘Fire Bull’ result in the picturesque Spanish province of Soria has taken place for centuries and fascinated some 1,500 revellers to the village of Medinaceli last night.
The callous fiesta sees the distressed animal pinned down while men strap oafish stakes doused with highly flamable tar to its horns.
After location the stakes alight, the petrified bull is left to buck around a slapdash ring erected specially for the event.
Locals then demonstrate their ‘resoluteness’ by taunting and chasing the animal.
Sickening: A group of men restrain the terrified bull as they set its horns on awaken
The agony the bull must suffer is unimaginable
Animal rights groups are standing for the sadistic blood sport to be banned, saying the confused bull wish be in “unimaginable agony” before it is eventually dragged away to be butchered.
The invite-only praxis is reportedly accessible to a select few, and organisers have previously banned device from attending.
But pictures or footage are often smuggled out by activists to present the cruelty of the event.
Spanish authorities have designated the festival a cultural actuality, which gives it special status and allows it to continue despite condemnation from animal rights cliques and a majority of Spaniards.
The cruel fiesta attracts around 1,500 revellers to Medinaceli at night
The traditional typically takes place on the second weekend in November.
The brute is forced into the ring to cheers from the crowd before provincials get to work attaching the flammable stakes to its head.
A statement from PETA UK rephrased: “The bull is then released onto the streets and can do nothing but run around in grieve.
“The bull often smashes into walls in an attempt to douse the flak delay.
After the confused bull is exhausted, locals drag it from the tinkle to be butchered
“The agony the bull must suffer is unimaginable. These irritable balls can burn for hours, and they burn the bull’s horns, substance and eyes and cause tremendous stress – all while spectators cheer and run about the victim.”
Earlier this year graphic footage from a alike resemble event in the small town of Foios, in Valencia, showed a terrified bull unceasing headfirst in to a wooden post after having its horns set on fire.
The brute died instantly.
Following the event, animal rights group Bull Defenders Of one mind, which obtained the footage, said: “A bull despairs with the fire on its horns and topples against the trunk to which it was tied.
“How many lives will noiseless be taken in the name of traditions that are nothing but barbarity?”