SHAME ON SPAIN: Horror at Spanish festival as LIVE animals are set on fire @marianorajoy
The Joy of the Bull - or Toro Jubilo festival - is one of the 'cultural' highlights of the entertainment calendar for residents in the Medieval village of Medinaceli, in the province of Soria, north east of Madrid. Every year, from around four centuries, people flock to watch a young bull be dragged into a makeshift ring before its body is covered with mud to protect it from burns. Then it is pinned to the floor, while men strap wooden stakes doused in flammable chemicals to its horns, and set it on fire. Then local men show their bravery by tormenting the animal.
There is much information flying around the web so far, as to the likelihood of our animal friends transferring the disease to humans. This article hopes to dispel the myths, and provide the evidence of whether or not this is cause for concern.
It’s taken nine months for him to get to this moment. He’s bewildered, weak, and — like many newborns, completely vulnerable. The industry he was born into considers him a ‘waste product’, and soon he will be discarded.
Animal Defenders International offers to help rehome wild animals from British circuses #circusban
Ahead of the anticipated wild animal circus ban promised by Government, Animal Defenders International (ADI) has offered its expertise to help rehome animals currently touring with circuses in Britain.
The Elephant Whisperer: Meet the Nairobi man single-handedly protecting 21 orphans from poachers
Peter Mbulu is on a mission to save Kenya's orphaned baby elephants. In a country where poaching runs rampant, this man's quest is particularly admirable. Each morning, Mbulu wakes before the sun to awaken his 21 baby elephants to take them to the park.
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