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Coria cruelty
19 June 2007

One of Spain's worst festivals of animal cruelty takes place in the village of Coria. A bull walks and runs for hours through the streets while villagers taunt the animal and throw darts at him. When the bull is too tired and weak from loss of blood to keep going, the villagers shoot him and cut off his testicles. Please join the international campaign against this appalling abuse.

The International Movement Against Bullfights is asking anyone who cares about animals to urgently lodge a complaint with the authorities in Coria.

Villagers taunting a bull whose body is covered in darts
A bull with its body covered in darts stands facing the heartless villagers during Coria's shameful El Toro festival.


Tell the Coria authorities that abusing bulls is totally unacceptable in modern Spain. If visiting Spain, boycott Coria until the El Toro festival is permanently ended.

Sample Letter
(Please compose your own personal letter if possible. If you do not have time to do this, please send the short sample letter below. Be assertive, but polite, in all correspondence. Thank you.)

City Hall of Coria

Coria Tourism
Avd. Extremadura, 39
10800 Coria

Diputacion Provincial de Caceres
Plaza de Santa Maria, s/n
10071 Caceres
Fax +34 927255471

Dear Sir/Madam,

I wish to express my absolute disgust at the El Toro de Coria festival. It is beyond belief that your village continues to permit this disgusting animal abuse.

As long as your village allows this cruelty, I will boycott Coria on any future visit to Spain. Please act to make Coria a cruelty-free zone.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,


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