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Sep 13, 2012

Tordesillas, Spain: Black day in Spain

Innocent and brave Volante should be alive according to the "rules" but psychopaths follow no rules.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 3:47 PM
Subject: Black day in Spain/ Please forward

Dear Friends,

It is with intense bitterness that I must inform you that today the bull Volante, the "Toro de la Vega", was horribly tortured and killed by a savage blood thirsty rabble in Tordesillas, Spain. That in spite of a petition of 70.000 signatures, a written warning by the PACMA (political party against bullfighting) last month concerning the illegality of the event, many letters of protest and the peaceful action of a group of activists today that were attacked, wounded and chased by criminals on foot and horseback.The bull should have been let go because in his terror and pain he did manage to reach the outside of the "allowed" area of play but they killed him anyway. This has been happening for hundreds of years and but for a four year respite in the late sixties nothing has changed, the same sadistic savagery carries on from generation to generation in that infamous town.

What's worse, there are many other events just as cruel happening in many parts of Spain every year. As an example and mild compared to the injuries inflicted on cattle before their killing, please look below at the hapless cow that gave birth in the middle of her torture on Sunday, look at the wounds on her shoulder. Can I count on your support to help stop these unspeakable "traditions" in Spain? If so please let me know, I and some activist friends are starting to work against next year's horrors today and would like to have your suggestions and comments. We need to go to the EU with this and any good contacts you may have there would be greatly appreciated. I believe we should all concentrate on the Toro de la Vega, because once we stop that, the other hundreds of similar events should be easier to stop.

There are plenty of photos and videos of today's dreadful event, the Spanish Channel 3 even broadcasted it live, I can send you all upon request once they have been compiled.

Best Wishes,

Iris Gallegos

La tortura no es cultura