By Euro Weekly News Media • 15 November 2016 • 10:20
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REPRESENTATIVES of PACMA the Spanish political party which was formed in order to protect animal rights managed to obtain access to what was effectively a closed area in the town of Medinaceli in the province of Castilla y Leon on November 12 where a bull had its horns covered in mud and then set on fire.
According to PACMA, the animal suffered for 13 minutes and as the dried mud caught fire, so it would have burnt the head and eyes of the bull which was filmed desperately trying to escape the flames and the accompanying pain.
In most places this activity would be illegal but because the so called ‘Toro Jubilo’ is classed as a ‘traditional event’ it therefore has special status but PACMA argues that there is absolutely no justification in modern Spain for inflicting such pain on the animal which was eventually taken to a local slaughterhouse for butchering.
Naturally, this is one of the events that the ‘animal party’ is trying to have banned in the future.
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