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EXTREMELY URGENT - International Campaign against a bull being speared to death

On 11th September, in Tordesillas (Valladolid, Spain), a bull will be tortured and killed in a "spectacle" called "Toro de la Vega", in which a crowd, armed with medieval spears, chase a bull through a field, and stab any part of his body with the spears, until it is killed. In the 2000 festival, the animal had a spear through his body for 35 minutes until he died, while he was stabbed with more spears.

In spite of the intense legal pressure against this horrific "tradition", carried out for years by ANPBA in Spain, this spectacle has been finally legalised by the government of Castilla y Leon, after petition by the Tordesillas Town Hall, being declared "traditional spectacle", and now this horror cannot be taken to court. This is why INTERNATIONAL PRESSURE IS ESSENTIAL.

Please send your letters to the Spanish authorities, cc. to the associations behind this protest, "Asociacion Nacional para la Proteccion y el Bienestar de los Animales" (ANPBA), from Spain, and "Movimiento Anti-Touradas de Portugal" (MATP), from Portugal.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the Town Hall has informed that it will only register those letters with complete name, country and e-mail.

SAMPLE E-MAIL (in Spanish and English - preferably send the Spanish version):

TO:

Sr. Presidente del Gobierno Español - jmaznar@presidencia.gob.es   (presidencia.gob.es)

Sr Presidente de la Junta de Castilla y Leon - presidente_responde@cpat.jcyl.es   (cpat.jcyl.es)

Sr Consejero de Presidencia de la Junta de Castilla y Leon - alfonso.fernandez@cpat.jcyl.es   (cpat.jcyl.es)

Sra. Alcaldesa de Tordesillas (Valladolid) - ayto.tordesillas@dip-valladolid.es   (dip-valladolid.es)

cc: ANPBA - anpba@bienestar-animal.org   ( www.bienestar-animal.org ) & MATP - matplisboa@hotmail.com   (hotmail.com)

Re: Toro de la Vega

Sr. Presidente del Gobierno Sr. Presidente de la Junta de Castilla y León Sr. Consejero de Presidencia de la Junta de Castilla y León Sra. Alcaldesa de Tordesillas,

Sres,

Constituye un crimen horrendo declarar "tradicional" un espectáculo en el que una multitud de personas, armadas con lanzas medievales, persiguen a un toro por el campo, clavándoselas en cualquier parte del cuerpo hasta matarlo.

SOLICITO la prohibición inmediata de este salvaje martirio y muerte de un animal y me uno a la propuesta realizada por la Asociación Nacional para la Protección y el Bienestar de los Animales (ANPBA) de declarar a Tordesillas "Ciudad Non Grata" mientras persista en defender este brutal espectáculo.

Es digno de resaltar aquí que el espectáculo ha sido condenado como "Una Salvajada" por el 49% del público que ha respondido a la encuesta de una Web de Tordesillas que promociona dicho espectáculo, mientras que sólo una minoría (16%) lo defiende.

Espero recibir alentadoras noticias.

Atentamente,

Name and Surname: Country: E-mail:

Re: Toro de la Vega

Sr. Presidente del Gobierno Sr. Presidente de la Junta de Castilla y León Sr. Consejero de Presidencia de la Junta de Castilla y León Sra. Alcaldesa de Tordesillas,

Dear Sirs and Madam,

It is a horrible crime to declare "traditional" a spectacle in which a crowd, armed with medieval spears, chase a bull in a field, while spearing him to death.

I urge you to proclaim an immediate ban on this savage torture and death of an animal. I join the proposal made by the Asociacion Nacional para la Proteccion y el Bienestar de los Animales (ANPBA) in declaring Tordesillas as "Ciudad Non Grata" whilst they continue defending this brutal spectacle.

It would be worth mentioning that this spectacle has been condemned as "An Atrocity" by 49% of the public responding to a survey in a web from Tordesillas which promotes this spectacle, and that only a minority (16%) defends it.

I await to hear hopeful news.

Yours sincerely,

Name and Surname:
Country:
E-mail:

 

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