A bull died a horrible death at a Spanish fiesta after organisers strapped burning torches to its horns in front […]
A bull died a horrible death at a Spanish fiesta after organisers strapped burning torches to its horns in front of a baying crowd.
The terrified half-tonne animal became confused and ran head-first a wooden post dying instantly in the collision.
The animal died at the burning bull festival in the small town of Foios, 10 miles north of Valencia in eastern Spain.
Initially it was tied to the wooden post in the centre a makeshift bullring, in front a crowd several hundred onlookers. It’s horns were set alight before the animal was released.
Disorientated and confused, it ran a short distance before turning round and crashing straight into the wooden post at full speed. Local reports said the animal, from the Salvador Domecq ranch, died immediately.
A video of the bull dying was posted online by animal rights campaigners.
One reader commented on a local newspaper website: ‘Torturing animals is not fun, it’s barbaric.’
Supporters of the festivals claim the bulls do not suffer and say the tradition dates back more than 400 years.
Spanish animal rights groups say there are hundreds of similar fiestas involving burning bulls around the country.