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.
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.
City Hall of Coria
Diputacion Provincial de Caceres
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.