PHOTOS: Spanish Activists Uncover the Bloody Truth About San Fermín ‘Festivities’

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Powerful new photos taken by activists from the Spanish group Tras los Muros tell the distressing story of what happens to bulls at the annual San Fermín festival in Pamplona, Spain, each July. The drunken revellers who chase animals through the city’s streets in the morning may not understand how the festival ends for those same animals.

These photographs bring the full horror to light.

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

Horse blindfolded

Before the fight, horses are blindfolded to prevent them from running from the bullring in terror. They’re often injured during the course of the violence.

Lance in bull's back

A picador on horseback plunges a metal lance into a bull’s back. These armed men will twist and gouge the lances into the animal’s flesh to impair his ability to move.

Matador stabs bull

A matador is about to plunge a knife into a bull, who is already exhausted, injured and bleeding.

Matador prepares to mutilate animal

Encouraged by the crowd, the matador prepares to strike the animal again.

Child forced to watch bullfight

A man lifts up a 2-year-old to watch the carnage – despite a recent ruling from the UN that exposure to the violence of bullfights goes against the rights of children.

Injured bull

The spectacle is over – but the bull’s suffering is not.

Bull in pool of his own blood after fight

Still alive, he lies on the ground, bleeding profusely.

Injured bull dragged across floor

He’s dragged across the floor by his feet, leaving a trail of blood.

Crowd watch bull being strung up by his leg

A crowd – including several children – looks on as the bull is hauled up by his foot.

Bull bleeds to death after bullfight

Then his throat will be cut, and he will be left to bleed to death. That’s the end for this animal – and thousands of others will be killed in the same slow, terrifying and painful way in the name of a “tradition” that most Spanish people don’t want to preserve.

Change could be in the air. The majority of Spanish people have no interest in bullfighting, and more than 100 Spanish towns have banned it altogether. Now, Pamplona’s new mayor is proposing a public consultation on the future of this shameful, archaic event in his city. Sign the petition supporting this progressive move.

Photos © Tras Los Muros

Comments

  • Kostas commented on July 23, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Stop this horrible tradition

    Find other ways to attract tourism and make money by using your brain not killing animals

    • dorothy e commented on July 8, 2015 at 4:16 am

      please stop this senseless animal cruelty

  • Melissa Harrison commented on July 23, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    This needs to stop NOW

  • Sheree jones commented on July 23, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Totally barbaric !!!

  • carole green commented on July 23, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    stop this cruel and barbaric practice

    • karen green commented on July 7, 2015 at 7:21 pm

      This is horrible and it needs to stop!!!!!

  • Gayle Sargeant commented on July 23, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    This is abhorrent and MUST BE OUTLAWED!!!! In this so called civilised society HOW are such disgusting,cruel traditions allowed to happen?????

  • Mary Traynor commented on July 23, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    Shameful display of horrendous animal torture.

  • nicola costello commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    stop this stupid barbarick inhumane torture

  • Laura Shannon commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    This is not a sport it’s animal cruelty and it vile and disgusting!!
    Makes me sick human beings can treat animals this way!!!!

  • Ruth beighton commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Sport? Tradition? Or just sadistic murder. I think the latter .

  • Rob Fordham commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    This has got to stop. It’s hideously inhumane. Just because it is part of your culture doesnt men it’s ok. For the sake of these beautiful creatures STOP NOW!!!!!

  • Adam Robinson commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    DISGUSTING!!!!!!!! can not believe this is allowed!!!!!!! Stop it now!!!!

  • Cherrol Bibby commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Its barbaric and disgusts me, so what are you teaching future generations.. Killing is murdering no matter how you dress it up, so please for the love of God stop this!

  • Jennifer commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Please stop this ugly and unnecessary torture

  • Lisa Lumsden commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    It’s disgusting !!!!! Them poor bulls, me and my family go to Spain a lot, and I have always said to my kids how cruel it is, it has never interested us at all

  • Elaine Armstrong commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Elaine Armstrong is appalled that this barbaric treatment of these animals is allowed to continue!!
    I or anyone I know would attend this cruelty that these sick people call “Tradition” Spain should be ashamed!

  • samantha rudolph commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    This is disgraceful. What is wrong with Spain that they haven’t figured or that torture and murder is all their “tradition” really is??!!
    Spain… Land Of Vile Human Existance… an embarrassment to the theory of evolving intelligence!

    • Jove commented on July 8, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      I’d like to know what the USA and Canada are, having killed thousands of native americans and put them in reserves. Or Britain having slaughtered Africans and Indians and trafficked with them for centuries. Or Australia, where Aborigenes are still considered by some to be a sub-race (and non-humans until the mid-20th century).

      Lands of Vile Human Existence… embarrassments to the theory of evolving intelligence

  • Marion Zürn commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Das ist eine überholte Traditin,barbarisch,unnötig und lebensverachtend..

  • Sarah Brocklehurst commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Sick, evil, cruel horrible country! How can anyone do this do those beautiful innocent animals. People who enjoy watching it are just as sick!

  • Sarah Barton commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    This is absolutely horrific torture of animals and must be stopped NOW!!

  • EMMANUEL CLaudine commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    je SIGNE !ces abominations immondes commises par ces malades avec un public de malades autorisées par de gouvernements de malades doivent cesser! mondieu quelle abomination !!!

  • Tara van den Kerkhof commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    This has to stop! How can dthe EU allow this?

  • Tara van den Kerkhof commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    This has to stop! How can the EU allow this to happen? Stop these barbarians!

  • Tara van den Kerkhof commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Stop!

  • Nina Aked commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    I would never visit your country, I urge others to do the same, this barbarity belongs to the dark ages. Disgusted that you consider this culture or sport.

    • Jove commented on July 8, 2015 at 3:01 pm

      Good. Don’t visit.

  • Lynne Tate commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    It is sad to think that in 2014 man is as barbaric as he was in the stoneage when at least he had an excuse as he hunted to live. Bullfighting is not a sport and should be banned.

  • Ruth Owen commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Thus is absolutely disgusting. Where is the humanity for the bull (and horse)? In 2014 this is insane and evil.

  • Amrita commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Disgusting!!! This has to be STOPPED!!!

  • Terry Chalmers commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    There is no place for this barbarity in our world ,shame on you

  • Kelly Cadwallader commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    This is disgusting. How can anyone make an innocent, defenceless bull endeavor such torture. Spanish attendees of this so called “sport” should be ashamed of themselves. You wouldn’t want to observe a human go through such torture, so why allow this to happen to innocent animals, who just want to have a quiet calm life.

  • Veronika Sabeva commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    No comment!

  • therese hyland commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    This is a barbaric has to stop NOW.

  • magic star moreno commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    This is disgusting animal abuse!! How dare you hurt another living creature for amusment, , shame on you!! How manly dose hurting an animal make you? Disgrace, ,,

  • magic star moreno commented on July 23, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Disgusting display of animal cruelty! !! Shame shame shame on you who condone harming life,, disgusting and cruel, barbaric! !How manly dose it make you to hurt an animal!! Disgrace

  • sara o'shaughnessy commented on July 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    This is so very wrong. Certain “traditions” can be changed therefore encouraging our children to look differently to the way animals are treated. Not just for money and so called entertainment. Atrocious and cruel.

  • Karla Campbell commented on July 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Nothing infuriates me more than this

    it’s disgusting it goes on

  • erik van der reijden commented on July 23, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    just useless killing for no reason at all

  • deepthi ajay commented on July 23, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    These people are cowards. Its no where a fair game. Its just murdering a helpless. Why such tradition is required that makes no sense at all. Put an end to all this. watching these makes the kids grow psychic and cruel that might make him a criminal.

  • Simone Moore commented on July 23, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    Disgusting and anyone who thinks this is ok should have the same awful cruelty inflicted on them.

  • Niki stretton commented on July 23, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    This is absolutely disgusting and should be banned all over the world. They should e ashamed

  • Billy Ross commented on July 23, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Ban this barbaric pastime. I dont class this as sport, only cruelty to animals

  • Jodi Martin commented on July 23, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I have had nightmares about this for years and will NEVER EVER visit SPAIN as long as I LIVE! (as well as other countries for cruelty to their animals). It is so sick, that right now I could throw up and am fighting the tears! Such cruelty to animals is just unbearable to read about, see pictures, on TV, and to think that a country makes money on Tourism. Not to mention the idiots that go and enjoy watching this hideous sport, take them to the back where the suffering continues !!!!!! I actually can not believe this. There are simple EVIL people !!!!!!!!

  • shanette chapman commented on July 23, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I hope that KARMA finds these EVIL SCUMBAGS who brutally abuse and kill innocent bulls..i know they only the most timid shy bulls will be used as they are not likely to attack the erm? “brave” matador (NOT) the bulls have been seen to cry with pain after they have been repeatedly stabbed in the shoulders with the lances..is this “sport”??? NO it is cowardice and needs to be stopped!
    DO NOT GO TO SPAIN DO NOT ATTEND a bullfight if you do go..boycott this awful “tradition” hit the Spanish in the pocket where it will hurt them unless a complete ban on bullfighting is declared.

  • Jane North commented on July 23, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    These Bulls are majestic creatures and don’t deserve to be treated in such a barbaric way. The humans who take part in this and also the spectators are just ignorant Neanderthals. This form of cruelty should be banned without delay.

  • John Spiers commented on July 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Saw this advertisement online to holiday to the San Fermin Festival ‘In Style’

    • Anne commented on July 24, 2014 at 9:25 am

      Thank you for sharing this, John!

  • margaret commented on July 23, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    this is barbaric and should be stopped,the bull has no choice he has to fight.

  • jackie elsey commented on July 23, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Stop this!!! This pure evil

  • Carol broadbent commented on July 23, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    This is barbaric it has to stop

  • kirsten Ytterberg commented on July 23, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    STOPPPPPP this awfull treatment of innocent animals – what did this bull do to you?????????????

  • Malcolm Phillips commented on July 23, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    It is long past time that these animals were placed beyond the reach of those who organise this event. It is barbaric and has no plce in any civilised society no matter how much of a tradition it is. If the tradition is cruel it should be stopped.

  • John Carmody commented on July 23, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    This is beyond words.

  • Henny Vlaar commented on July 23, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Please stop the suffering! Respect animals and don’t act like beasts!

  • Amy Sumnall commented on July 23, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Beyond disgusting :(

  • dorothy bothwell commented on July 23, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Please, please, do stop this barbarity.

  • Catherine samson commented on July 23, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Sick sick people pure aniaml is in pain help them now

  • Linda Whelan commented on July 23, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    This is barbaric and disgustingly cruel, I am appalled this goes on in the 21st century, shame on people who do this to the poor bulls, and then expose children to this so called ” spectacle”.

  • Juliet commented on July 23, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    This is disgusting what you allow to happen to bulls you should be ashamed of your selves. Stop this barbaric horrible crime now. I won’t be coming to Spain for any of my holiday cruel cruel people stop it now!!!!!!!
    Is this how you would treat your family and children in this way, no you just incorage them to join in as spectakers cruel cruel people. STOP THIS CRIME NOW BARBARIC PEOPLE STOP!!!!!!!!NOW!!!!!!!!

    • Laura Morros commented on August 7, 2014 at 6:53 pm

      Yes you are right disgusting, barbarian, cruel, criminal ….. but you can safely go to Cataluna in Spain (Barcelona, Costa Brava) as the bullfight is forbidden by law since 2012. I am not a separatist but I am proud of my birth town Barcelona!

  • Tyla commented on July 23, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    There is no dignity in ignorance.

  • Charlie Jaggers commented on July 23, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    This is vile and barbaric!

  • Sandra Nesbitt commented on July 23, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Inhuman, sick people

  • Gaynor Collins commented on July 23, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Please stop this

  • Ellinor Framvik commented on July 23, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Stop this…..NOW….

  • Jen pollock commented on July 23, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    It is a disgrace to torment hurt and abuse animals in this way! The matador and all who observe this so called sport are cowards and animal a users and this must stop!!! Tradition is no excuse for such cruelty. Bull fighting MUST STOP NOW! The world is watching in the hope this will stop and is ashamed of how disrespectfully animals are treated world wide! Respect life! Stop pain suffering abs torture!

  • Tina Nash commented on July 23, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    This is horrendous it encourages cruelty to future generations. It is quite disgusting enough this goes on and I am not surprised that most Spanish people hate what is happening and want it to stop. I will do all I can to stop this, it sickens me to my stomach. It is the cruelest kind of murder.

  • monica perez commented on July 23, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Stop this now… is not a sport is a barbarie… no more no more…

  • Marisella Tresiana commented on July 23, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    There is no necessity for this kind of cruelty.

  • Ericha Johansson commented on July 23, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    This is so disgustingly brutal, disgusting and wrong in every possible way. This needs to be banned now!

  • Ulf Östlund commented on July 23, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Stop this stupid and cruel game with live animals…NOW!!!

  • Sharon Kellett commented on July 23, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I have said for years that this is cruel and disgusting, it is not a game, nor is it fun especially for the poor bulls, it should have been stopped years ago but Spain hold it as part of their heritage, I just call it murder, I hate it, they are not matadors they are murderers.

  • Jennifer Ronsberg commented on July 23, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Disgusting disgusting disgusting!!! What is wrong with people??? We should boycott all Spanish holidays until this is stopped, made illegal and punishable with large fines and jail sentences. Absolutely abhorrent abuse subjecting children to such ghastly barbarity as well:((((

  • Laura Biddle commented on July 23, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    Think like a bull – how does this feel to you, if it fun, exciting to fight the matador or are you terrified, breathless with fear, pain making you mindlessly attacking the cause of your pain. Death is not the sweet real ease you long for it is a bloody carnage sweat, urinating with fear of not knowing why this is happening to you. Barbaric people do barbaric things to innocent animals who have no choice but to defend themselves to the death

  • Wendy Ward commented on July 23, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Many many people will now decide not to holiday in Spain. It is evil and cruel beyond words.Bullfighters should be put in prison for animal abuse. They are mentally deranged and should not be free to mix in society in the 21st century.

    • Laura Morros commented on August 7, 2014 at 6:58 pm

      Bullfights are banned in Cataluna, Spain (Barcelona, Costa Brava etc..) since 2012, before that the arena remained half empty and mostly were tourists.

  • marco commented on July 23, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    I can’t believe what this human can do if they worth to call humans

  • Jeanette tannock commented on July 23, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Needs stop so cruel
    Gone on far too long

  • Tony Brown commented on July 24, 2014 at 1:17 am

    Sickening

  • Sara Gutteridge commented on July 24, 2014 at 5:38 am

    This is a disgusting sport causing un-necessary pain & terror to innocent animals

  • GWENDOLINE TURLEY commented on July 24, 2014 at 6:09 am

    NO ANIMAL DESERVES TO BE KILLED LIKE THIS AND IN SO MUCH PAIN ARE THESE PEOPLE NUTS WHO WATCH IT AND CHEER WITH THIER CHILDREN IT IS TEACHING THEM TO BE CRUEL THIS PUTS ME OFF GOING TO SPAIN FOR HOLIDAYS

  • Sheila Tye commented on July 24, 2014 at 7:14 am

    This is evil please put a stop to bull fighting no animal should be subjected to cruelty or harm no matter what (especially for entertainment)

  • Christine Whitfield commented on July 24, 2014 at 7:18 am

    I along with probably many others did not realise that the poor bull is still alive when dragged from the arena…..so the suffering continues! How can people do this and just as sickening how can people watch and call it entertainment??!!

  • Sarah Brockwell commented on July 24, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    The Spanish glorify this as ‘art’ and ‘tradition and bravery’. What a load of rubbish, it is animal torture, nothing brave, artistic or good about it. No matter what they call it, it isn’t bull fighting, it’s extreme animal cruelty, and watching it, belittles the audience and shames the toreadors.

  • jeanne commented on July 24, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Many years ago I went to see a bullfight & I found out all this information whilst I was there, I have not been to one since. Its almost the same as Halal meat as I was told the meat goes to feed those in hospitals or institutions after slaughter & bled to death. I kept silent because I was waiting for the truth to come out & if anyone ever asked me what happened in a bullfight I could always tell the truth. It is not a sport it is just entertainment.

  • Susan Sargeant commented on July 24, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    This is totally disgusting, these people are evil , they deserve to have the same happen to them.this world is getting worse not better , people have no respect for animals, which is very sad.

  • Julie Boyd commented on July 24, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Evil bastards. It’s barbaric and MUST be stopped now.

  • Carol Matis commented on July 24, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    The Spanish who like this are not human it’s absolutly disgusting they should be ashamed of themselves !!!!!!

  • elaine jauncey commented on July 24, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    I cant believe grown men in the 21st century are doing this kind of thing to an animal. The fact that the animal has been cruelly beaten down and exhausted does not make a matador a hero. He is actually a coward anyone can kill a bull when it is already half dead so there is no heroship in this sport.Stop this cruel sport and stop teaching children to think it is ok to torture and kill animals in this way.It is barbaric.

  • Marcela commented on July 24, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Insane and inhumane. I will do whatever if I can help to stop this barbaric tradition. 2014 !!!! Still with middle age stuff, can’t even find a proper name for such action.

  • Mark.Bondfield commented on July 25, 2014 at 6:39 am

    They should be ashamed of them selves. Tradition is no excuse for this sort of behaviour. We no longer burn witches at the stake nor do we drink the blood of our enemies. I could go on about ancient brutality and insane barbarism. Spanish people need to raise up against this. Cruelty to animals is the lowest form of modern mans behaviour. Until Spain stops this they deserve to be disrespected by the rest of the human race, same goes for the many other countless countries failing in their efforts to stamp out animal cruelty.

  • Shane Chisman commented on July 25, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Before we start meddling in other peoples affairs lets stop the Halal slaughter of animals in UK.

  • Tulin commented on July 25, 2014 at 11:35 am

    It’s cruel and evil disgusting.poor animals endure so much pain.it should happen to them.what kind of law allows this.

  • Jandra Scott commented on July 25, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Barbarians – the matadors – the crowd -all the people that think it is fine to abuse a defenceless animal – inflicting pain and suffering because it makes them feel powerful…bad bad for Spain!!!

  • Zoey commented on July 25, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    This makes me disgusted to be spanish, i will never tolerate this. I protest as much as i can about this type of stuff. I am ashamed of my countries so called “traditions” but everyone can say they are against it etc etc, but what are you all doing about it? Emailing governments? Protests? Being vegan? Signing petitions? Probably neither of the above. This will continue in noy only spain but everywhere until more people take a stand.

  • Lin Lawler commented on July 25, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Maybe we should change the perpective here; let the bulls chase the crowd and gore as many as they can. Then hang the humans by their feet and slit their throats to end suffering. It would only happen once before the whole thing was banned. Why do people think animals are inferior? They don’t kill for fun!

    • Janette commented on August 8, 2014 at 10:40 am

      Wholeheartedly agree with you here. Humans are the scum of this earth…

  • ken roach commented on July 30, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    disgusting people,it needs to stop.

  • NANCY commented on August 7, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    IGNORANT F*CKING PEOPLE.

  • Martine Vaffier commented on August 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    How can people enjoy such disgusting show? Are they human beings? I doubt!

  • Anne Grice commented on August 7, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Shocking to the Core? Is this human civilisation? I can’t look at these disturbing, shocking horror which depicts the brutal sinister inhuman tradition by this inherent ruthless nation? Why was it not necessary for Spain to stop this lust for blood and cold blooded killing before it joined the EEC? This is a big disgrace for the EEC and shows just what an immoral unethical community of countries? Spain you are the scourge of the earth. I feel for these activists who documented this blood pleasure because I can’t!

  • sandra scarth commented on October 4, 2014 at 10:18 am

    What astounds me, all the graphicity et al is that all of this is still going on in this day and age, it should have been stopped years ago-with outrage at home and internationally, BUT ISN’T in part due to the internal structure of the Spanish mainland politically.

    I would say most Spanish natives are not demented psychotic sadists-but the people are PRIMITVE outside of the Cities…and it is this which causes the justly so reputation- there must be people in positions of power, celebrities whom voice carries a lot of weight who are not speaking out for whatever reason..

    This is not in keeping with the times-the perpertrators of such acts are backward morons of the lowest order imaginable- any sane person would want such acts stopped.

    ACTION is needed NOW- they CAN NOT continue to act as an anomaly removed from the rest of the world…

    THESE DEGENERATE CRETINS GIVE SPAIN A TOTALLY MOROSE REPUTATION to the whole Country and to the Latin Americas-I’ve made my point

    • Viva España commented on July 8, 2015 at 2:50 am

      Hola, Sandra, te quería decir que España es una nación con muchos años de antigüedad y con muy gloriosa historia a todos los niveles, además de ser un país bastante influyente a lo largo de los años en lo que hoy se conoce como Occidente, un saludo

  • jyoti commented on March 27, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Animals better than these spanish humans

  • Kyla commented on July 7, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Absolutely disgusting tradition

  • hyacinthe sabo commented on July 7, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    This needs to stop! This is so fucked up

  • Mario commented on July 7, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Wrong

  • Tracy Naff commented on July 7, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    This horrific “tradition” of death and suffering must be stopped!!

  • laura remington commented on July 7, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    Stop the cruelty

  • vijaya shelar commented on July 7, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    We humans are reallly very cruel. Why can’t anyone see the pain the poor animals suffer.

  • Denise Schneider commented on July 7, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    I hate it.

  • Ajay Bhatt commented on July 7, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    Its really very inhuman

  • benny commented on July 7, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Weird how we destroy everything that exists and believe in things that dont exists.

  • Maria treto commented on July 7, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    And this suppose to be a religious most catholic country, how hipocrit this country is, torture and making this beautiful animals suffer is a sin, only evil people enjoy doing this to an animal, please stop this cruelty in the name of God

    • Viva España commented on July 16, 2015 at 1:36 am

      Gracias a mi país, tan católico como dices Europa no pertenece al islam y gracias a esa lucha x defender el catolicismo paramos al islam en Europa en varias ocasiones ,de lo cual me enorgullezco enormemente María

    • Viva España commented on July 16, 2015 at 1:42 am

      Así qué no seas tu la hipócrita, y lee un poquito de historia antes de hablar tan simplonamente de las raíces católicas, dear María

  • Antonio Martínez commented on July 7, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    La brutalidad de un Pueblo

  • Sally commented on July 7, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Please stop this barbaric tradition!!! And exposing children to this.

  • misun commented on July 7, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    Stop the cruelty

  • BBASEHOAR commented on July 7, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    I think the title his hilarious… “Uncovered Truth” they have been doing this event for hundreds of years (bull fight/running of the bulls). What do you think happened to the bulls lmfao nothing new not going to stop the tradition

  • Penny-Ann Singer commented on July 7, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    This shocks and horrifies me……that this barbaric treatment continues today is obscene: we must do EVERYTHING we possibly can to stamp this out in all of Spain, NOW!

  • kay commented on July 7, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Sick bastards

  • Elizabeth commented on July 7, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    I am so sad to say I’m of a Spanish descent after looking at this display of inhumanity to another life…shame on you Spain!

  • Rashel grima commented on July 7, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Stop animal cruelty

  • Tracy Hays commented on July 7, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    This must stop!

  • Murzeau commented on July 7, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    Signé

  • Sagar thakuri commented on July 7, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    We have to stop this tradition!!!!

  • Thush commented on July 7, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Please stop this cruelty.

  • Joan Wascha commented on July 7, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Pamploma is full of very sick people. I feel bad for their society, and the children they bring to such an inhumane practice. U all need to feel the torture of the poor bull and end up hanging just as u did to them. Congrats to all of u who were part of the boycott; keep up the good work.

  • Dolkar Tenpa commented on July 7, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    This is horrific!!! Can’t imagine the pain n suffering this poor animals has to endure!!! I don’t understand how this is entertaining to watch n not feel the pain. We humans have lost compassion n have become devils on this planet!!!

  • Ricardo commented on July 7, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Shameful display of horrendous animal torture.

  • ELISANGELA commented on July 7, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    AMAZYNG. I CRY. VERY SAD. PEAPLE CRAZY

  • diane gibbs commented on July 8, 2015 at 12:06 am

    You cruel son of a bitches stop this murder

  • Thelma Ortega commented on July 8, 2015 at 12:37 am

    Yes this has to stop! They are no dout being torcherd! We are people why can’t so many of us realize that we could be next! It really could happen! The Bulls are living they are alive! They DoNot Deserve to be Tourchard no more than any other living animal! It sometimes makes me wish I weren’t human! And no I don’t see what the problem with Us or Why would anyone want to hurt any animals they have Feelings just as we do! So for those who can’t see that all I can say is open your sees open them and see in there eyes see them as if you were looking into your own eyes! I hope to God that this stops now! We don’t have the right to put our selfs higher than anyone living being we are not !

  • Ann Drapeau commented on July 8, 2015 at 1:27 am

    Vous êtes des sadiques barabres cruels sans coeurs et sans têtes! Crier pour en voir plus encore!!! Mais quelle sorte de monde êtes-vous? Que trouvez-vous de beau dans le fait de voir un gars habillé avec le linge de son p’tit frère de 10 ans en train de décapiter un animal à petit feu sous vos yeux?

  • Viva España commented on July 8, 2015 at 2:39 am

    I am Spanish and animal lover of life. but I have to say I like bullfighting and I’m not a serial murderer or crazy maniac, and this article is very exaggerated and everything he says is not true.
    we must not be hypocrites and before criticizing something we must look if nothing around us or we eat comes from animals with a dignified death.
    without thinking much think many types of fishing are rather more cruel .
    a greeting

  • jennifer walker commented on July 8, 2015 at 2:58 am

    Bullshit! Complete and utter DIS RESPECT to life. HOW dare you fool with these beautiful creatures who are intrinsically better than humans in so many ways. YOU Fools! I curse the human race for treating animals this way. This is our bloody Karma. What u see now is what we will get in the end.

  • Jaye commented on July 8, 2015 at 3:18 am

    Disgusting, the Matadors should be put in the ring with the Bull with no protection, turning the tables on humane behavior!!!! just saying it would be like the would get a taste of their own medicine…

  • Donna Smith commented on July 8, 2015 at 3:22 am

    This is cruel to them bulls its abuse ppl like you need punished by law for abuse stop this horrible act

  • Patty commented on July 8, 2015 at 4:02 am

    My heart aches to look at these pictures… This is horrific! Stop please people!

  • Brian Chandler commented on July 8, 2015 at 4:16 am

    Ending an animals life for sport and tradition is unacceptable and shameful! The only justification (and slim even at that) is if the animal is being harvested for food. Running of bulls and bull fighting is absolutely barbaric and these people that commit these and support these acts of barbarism need to somehow be convinced that it is time to end these so called traditions! Labelling this as tradition is a weak attempt to justify these atrocious acts!

  • MJ commented on July 8, 2015 at 4:41 am

    In this day and age, we don’t require this sort of traditions. In retrospect there should be other means to relish this tired old practice.
    We should be able to show much better than this, higher than this. Because we are the humans who have advanced.
    This is both harmful to the human and the bull but unfortunately unfair for the bull.
    Changes is required. Spain, and also my fellow Spaniards, please stop this and end it already.
    It is not necessary to do this. It is very distasteful and very CRUEL.

  • Jenniferlynn Jankesh commented on July 8, 2015 at 7:01 am

    This is an outdated, INHUMANE tradition that should be extinct. There is no human need other than entertainment which I think is SICK, that this is necessary. Do not participate in such things if you care about the animals. Put yourself in their skins; what fear draws up from your belly if you were the one to be chased knowing you won’t survive surrounded by these creatures (humans) taunting, laughing, screaming and trying to kill you… This is no longer necessary and it’s ok for some, if not most traditions to DIE! Not the animals. #humansaretheproblem

  • Deepak Rai commented on July 8, 2015 at 8:25 am

    In the name of tradition people forget their original rights they were becoming an evil for the whole animal kingdom beside to protect them …… Its not only for Spanish Tradition but for those who don’t show any respect for Animals……

  • Lucy commented on July 8, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Please Help to STOP the ANIMAL ABUSE and ANIMAL TORTURE!!!!
    STOP the BULLFIGHTING!!!!!

  • Explast Ltd commented on July 8, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    This act of barbarism should be called to cease with immediate effect.

  • Lisa Jewell commented on July 8, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Cruelty & abuse to any of God’s creatures makes you a serial killer & you should suffer the same consequences you bestow on these creatures. You all are a shame to the humane race.

  • Phyllis commented on July 8, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    This is inhumane and sickening disgraceful. It is shameful how cruel humans can be

  • Zach commented on July 8, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Painful to know/see/watch as this is happening and majority of people in the world don’t know, don’t care, and don’t ACT against this cruelty to any living creatures. Wow, just disappointing, shocking and painful to see over and over each year :( Please donate/help/speak out against this!

  • Maddy commented on July 8, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Stop the violence

  • Vivek Kumar commented on July 8, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Animals are innocent and good creatures. They are our best friends and every right to cohabit this planet in peace and harmony with us. By eliminating animals, and torturing them, we are threatening our own existence, because we are endangering our own existence because animals and birds are critical for the health and the sustenance of the biosphere. Please save them and help them.

  • Martha boltares commented on July 9, 2015 at 1:17 am

    This Barbarism has to Stop! Petitions and sanctions might help! Strong laws need to be made! Children and foreigners see this! This is how serial killers are made!

  • Dani commented on July 9, 2015 at 1:36 am

    Viva San Fermín!!!

    • Zach commented on July 13, 2015 at 11:22 pm

      Dani, you are a terrible person , really

    • Viva España commented on July 16, 2015 at 1:37 am

      Viva! Y viva España!

  • Venky commented on July 10, 2015 at 11:44 am

    need to stop this type of cruel activities

  • Helle Skou commented on July 18, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Please stop the hurting and torture of bulls. It is not a human thing to do for entertainment.❤️

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