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Speak out against cruel bull of fire event
04 November 2010

Source: International Movement Against Bullfights

The Irish Council Against Blood Sports is again joining groups across Europe in condemning one of Spain's most horrendous events. The Toro Jubilo or "Bull on Fire" involves setting the horns of bulls alight. Such is the suffering that some creatures attempt to commit suicide.

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Maria Lopes of the International Movement Against Bullfights describes what's set to take place at Medinaceli city on November 13th: "This particular savagery involves putting a kind of ball of pitch on both the horns of the bulls and setting fire to the balls. The bulls are released on the streets. The fire balls burn for hours, burning the horns, body and eyes, causing terrible suffering."

In the past, she adds, bulls have tried to "kill themselves against walls, due to the horrible pain".

Find out more about this appalling event and see more photos at


Send a letter of protest to the Ambassador of Spain in Ireland, Mercedes Rico Carabias.

Ms Mercedes Rico Carabias
Ambassador of Spain in Ireland
Spain Embassy , Ireland
17A, Merlyn Park,

Phone: +353-1 269 1640/2597
Phone: +353-1 283 8827/9900
Fax: (353-1) 269 1854

(If you have time, please compose your own personal letter. Otherwise, feel free to send the short sample letter below. Be assertive, but polite, in all correspondence. Thank you.)


Please telephone or send protest letters to the local authorities

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City Hall of Medinaceli
Plaza del Ayuntamiento,1
42240 Medinaceli
Soria, Spain
Fax + 34 975326053

President of la Diputacion Prov. Soria
C/ Caballeros, 17 Soria
SORIA 42071
Tel: +34 975 211089
Fax: +34 975 101091

Turismo de Soria

President of Castilla y Leon
Plaza de Castilla y Leon,1
Fax + 34 983411269

Tourism de Castilla y Leon

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