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Ask Spain to stop horrific bull on fire festival
08 October 2013

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", which takes place on the second weekend of November in Medinaceli, involves setting the horns of bulls alight. Such is the suffering that some creatures attempt to commit suicide.

In an email to local authorities, ICABS condemned the barbarity and said it "marks Medinaceli as one of the world's absolute worst animal cruelty blackspots".

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"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 International Movement Against Bullfights outlines. "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, bulls have tried to "kill themselves against walls, due to the horrible pain".

Read more about the horrors of Toro Jubilo in this Daily Mail article.


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

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

Turism of Soria:
Turism of Castilla y Leon:

President de la Junta de Castilla y Leon
Junta de Castilla y León
Plaza de Castilla y León
Tel: +34 983 41 11 00
Fax: +34 983 41 12 69
Email :

City Hall of Medinaceli
Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Medinaceli.
Plaza del Ayuntamiento, n 1.C.P: 42240
Medinaceli (Soria)
fax: + 34 975326053

Diputacion Provincial de Soria
C/ Caballeros, 17 Soria
42002 Soria – ESPANA
Tel: 975 10 10 00

Prime Minister of Spain
Presidente del Gobierno, D. Rodriguez Zapatero
Complejo de La Moncloa
28071 Madrid, Spain

Ministry of the Interior (the entity that governs bullfights in Spain)
Ministerio del Interior
Po de la Castellana, 5
28071 Madrid, Spain
Fax: + 34 915371177

Register opposition to bullfighting with Spanish Embassy

If you choose to holiday in a bullfighting country (Spain, France, Portugal, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela), please do not visit bullfighting arenas or museums. Avoid purchasing any bullfight-related souvenirs. Join the international campaign against bullfighting. Please register your opposition to this horrific blood sport with the governments and political representatives of bullfighting countries as well as to the local Ambassadors.


Contact the Spanish Ambassador to Ireland to register your opposition to bullfighting. Express your desire to see bullfighting banned throughout all of Spain.

The Spanish Ambassador to Ireland
Embassy of Spain
17A Merlyn Park, Dublin 4.

Tel 1: +353 (0)1 2691640
Tel 2: +353 (0)1 2692597
Fax: +353 (0)1 269 1854

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