Ban Torturous Event That Sets Bulls’ Horns on Fire

Target: Ximo Puig, President of the Valencian Government, Spain

Goal: End the abuse of bulls at the “Bulls in the Street” Festival.

A bull in the Spanish town of Foios has died after burning torches were attached to its horns, causing it to panic and run headfirst into a post. The bull had been restrained in a makeshift arena in the town’s square as part of a cultural event known as the “Bulls in the Street” festival, which is held each year as a sort of scaled-down version of the world-famous Running of the Bulls in Pamplona.

The bull, which had come from a local ranch, had gored a man earlier in the day as part of a bull running event, yet it is unknown if this is the reason this animal had been singled out for the torturous display. What we do know is that this innocent creature was tied to a wooden post and taunted by event officials who pulled on the animal’s tail before attaching the lit torches to his horns. As soon as the bull was released, he appeared blinded by the flames as he flailed violently and then crashed into the post within seconds, dying immediately.

Events such as this have been sanctioned across Spain as “cultural assets” despite their obvious cruelty. Sign this petition to tell the regional Valencian government that animals must not be abused in the name of tradition and entertainment.


Dear President Puig,

A bull has died a tragic and horrific death during an event staged as part of the “Bulls in the Street” festival in Foios. After having burning torches tied to his horns, the animal flailed and ran headfirst into a wooden post, dying instantly as onlookers cheered.

Events such as these represent traditions that are both cruel and outdated. Innocent animals should not be tortured in the name of preserving so-called “cultural assets” like this festival. I urge you to call for the end of this barbarity and to ban this and other similar events across Valencia.


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Photo Credit: Henri Kerkdijk-Otten

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  1. Such scum of the earth deserve to die in the most horrific way possible, every single one of THE FILTH that torture innocent animals!!!!

  2. Ximo Puig, President of the Valencian Government, Spain. This horror is beyond evil and so is the government is depraved for allowing it.

  3. Lynne Goodwin says:

    Onlookers cheered as a terrified animal panicked, suffered and died. What a sick society!! What sick minds thought up these pastimes they now claim as”cultural assets” and who in their right mind would want to preserve them? There is nothing cultural in animal cruelty and torture.

  4. Kathy Khoshfahm says:

    Ximo – As President of the Valencian Government, it surprises me that you are not aware of the fact that the Animal Kingdom are citizens of this Earth too who have just as much a right as we do to live their lives on this planet, free from torture and murder at the hands of humans. Mexico has long defended this torturous practice under the disguise of ‘tradition’ and it’s time for the rest of the world to take a stand for these innocent bulls. Enough is enough! Please!

  5. Jim Takahashi says:

    “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – When bullfighting is a national sport, what kind of “greatness” do we see in that country? Yes, all we see is that the nation is “great” in animal cruelty. Actually almost everything Spain has touched has shed blood. I have always detested Spain and its former colonial nations for their cruelty and brutality.
    All animals learn best through pain, and for us humans pain often comes psychologically (as against physically), and shame works very effectively as a tool to correct our wrongdoings. So, let’s shame Spain, so that the country’s national pride is put at stake and its leaders and public alike are made to rethink what they take for granted, well, unless they are shameless.

  6. Lisa Allred Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    P. O. S. Savages❗️?
    Signed & shared ?


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