Bull kills itself after being terrified when its horns were set on fire

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Disturbing footage of a bull confused and frightened that had been tied to a wooden post before it ran around a ring and seemingly hit its head on a wooden post in the small town of Foios in Valencia, Spain on purpose, has sparked online rage about the brutality of the blood sport of bullfighting.

The video, obtained by the animal rights group Bulls Defenders United and posted on their Facebook, shows the crowd’s excitement turn into shock as the bull dashed full speed into the post – killing itself. The comment below the video stated:

“A bull despairs with the fire on its horns and crashes against the trunk to which it was tied. How many lives will still be taken in the name of traditions that are nothing by barbarity.

The bull is said to have died instantly and had been tied to the post in front of a cheering and boisterous crowd celebrating the “Bulls in the Street” festival; a smaller version of the Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls festival. According to the Independent, the bull had reportedly gored a man in the leg during a bull fight earlier in the day. It is not known if that was the reason this particular bull was chosen to be tied to the post, and its horns lit on fire.

Just this week, the Balearic Islands, which includes Majorca, Minorca and Ibiza, voted to make bullfighting more regulated and less brutal, including a ban on the use of horses and sharp implements in the arenas, a ten-minute limit on fighting and the prohibition of alcohol in the stadiums. In addition the bulls would be vet checked before and after the competition; at the completion of the event, the animals would be returned to their respective farms.

Warning: Graphic and disturbing video may not be suitable for all viewing audiences. Please use discretion:

“This bull tortured with fire (“toro embolado” or “bou embolat”) is burned alive in Cheste (Valencia); men burn his horns and his back.This is not an isolated case. Many bulls are burned alive in Valencian Community every year, especially in Castellón: the place of the world where more bulls are tortured with fire.”

(Photo and video via Facebook via Bull Defenders United)

Previous article about bullfighting ban here.

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12 replies
  1. Mary Ann Clark says:

    I wish those sadistic people could be burnt alive! What kind of psychopaths could ever have thought of this and when will the world finally make these people suffer for their crimes against nature?

  2. Jas says:

    All these idiots did to t innocent bulls will definitely get lots of karma in their life! T poor bulls will be kill even they won ! So cruel n heartless ppl staying in ths country, won’t t government stop ths event? RIP f all bulls been killed! ????????????????????????????????????????????????

  3. maxiemom says:

    I don’t understand how people can possibly enjoy something so barbaric in this day and age! There’s an entire segment of the population of this planet that needs to be eradicated because it seems to be devoid of humanity and compassion, and it would be a benefit to the population and the planet as a whole.

  4. Common Sense says:

    The bull did not commit suicide, it simply attacked the pole it was tied to thinking the man was still there. It id not realize the pole was immovable. The bull DID NOT think of the idea to kill itself…….I swear there are idiots everywhere.

  5. ellen cottone says:

    This is complete and Utter Bull Shit.

    You men can burn a living creature!? After he survives the rigors ,!!?? of an uneven pit fight of captive bull slaying for personal perverted satisfaction and public entertainment?
    And what? you go home and kiss your babies? with bull blood on ya sweaty awful self!!?

    you call your selves Muslim and Christians?? And you know there is a God!! You know there is!!!
    And you know we are all gods creatures and we all once lived together in paradise.
    Bull is one of gods kind creatures of the field how can you do this ? how is it a demon steps into a nation with the soul purpose of making you hated.
    I hate you Spain.
    You cant justify it. dont wast your time You explain it on your death bed. and see what happens.

    And this bull who shows compassion and mercy to you human.
    Out of his grace and kindness The bull ,he allowed a
    an attacker set to slay him to a jeering crowd and he allowed him to live,
    Yea Right!! injured his leg.

    My eye. you think the bull couldn’t have killed him? He showed mercy because he was raised by a human
    And you set to burn him alive. Your thanks for his grace. But he would not give you the satisfaction of having your fun.

    You Better do something about this Spain
    Get the hell out of the 3rd century Spain and hang your head in shame. you have been allowing this to happen all these centuries?



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