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Originally Posted: 12 November 2008
Stop Bulls-On-Fire Fiesta in Spain
From Kinship Circle
A sadistic festival, Toro Jubilo, occurs in Soria, Spain.
Send letters now AND after November 15, since this blood fiesta occurs annually.
To receive a formatted letter (word doc), email Kinship Circle to copy/paste into an email or print letter to fax or mail.
FULL CONTACT INFORMATION
City Hall of Medinaceli
Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Medinaceli.
Plaza del Ayuntamiento, n 1.C.P: 42240
fax: + 34 975326053; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diputacion Provincial de Soria
C/ Caballeros, 17 Soria
42002 Soria - ESPANA
ph: 975 10 10 00; email: email@example.com
President of the Diputacion Provincial de Soria
C/ Caballeros, 17 Soria
ph: +34 975 211089; fax: +34 975 101091
Presidente de la Junta de Castilla y Leon
Plaza de Castilla y Leon, 1
fax: + 34 983411269; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Turism of Soria: email@example.com
Turism of Castilla y Leon: firstname.lastname@example.org
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; email: email@example.com
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SAMPLE LETTER. This letter is prepared to inform you about the issue. Write a personal letter using these talking points.
I am appalled the Toro Jubilo (Bull of Fire) still takes place in Medinaceli, Spain. This is the 21st Century, yet it is acceptable for street mobs to harass a released bull with balls of burning pitch attached to his horns. The balls are ablaze for hours, scorching the bull's horns, body and eyes. Some bulls try to end their agony by smashing into walls.
I cannot tour or otherwise support any society that ignores the senseless brutalization of animals. I will advise others to join me in a boycott of Spanish tourism and commerce until the Toro Jubilo and other blood fiestas are permanently banned.
Please amend Spanish law to cover animals sacrificed for amusement or religion. I urge you to enforce stronger animal protection laws that shield animals from all forms abuse, including vulgar rituals and blood fiestas. Anyone who victimizes animals should be prosecuted and punished.
While different cultures may not understand each other's customs, all rational humans comprehend cruelty. Setting fire to a live animal is clearly sadistic. It is time for all regions of Spain to subscribe to the ethical doctrines that shape our civilized world. Heritage, entertainment, art and religion never justify outright torture.
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