Shocking video shows Spanish bull suffering during fiesta

A shocking video has caused outrage as a Spanish fighting bull is shown having a possible “seizure” during the running of the bulls celebration in the Valencia region of Spain on Wednesday.

According to the Madrid Journal, the footage captured during the “bous al carrer” showed the bull running through the designated path through the town surrounded by cheering spectators, when the animal suddenly fell to his knees and collapsed in the middle of the street. The animal appeared to be in pain and repeatedly hit his head and horns on the paved road while he shook out of control. And instead of the townspeople summoning for a veterinarian to attend to the animal, the crowd booed in anger.

A moment later one of the spectators rushed toward the bull and pulled its tail, in an attempt to get the suffering animal to stand up. When the bull was finally able to get back on his feet, he could no longer run. Experts stated the bull had earlier slammed heavily into a wall at the beginning of the run.

“It is possibly due to a head injury, perhaps caused by crashing against the safety barriers protecting spectators along the route,” stated Jose Enrique Zaldivar, the president of an organization lobbying against bullfighting and animal abuse. (AVATMA)

Animal advocates state the video provides the proof that “even those spectacles that don’t involve blood such as bous al carrer also bring intense suffering for the animals.” A demonstration to fight against the mistreatment and for rights for animals will be held on May 27.

More than 20,000 fighting bulls are used in festivals across Spain every summer. Support for the sport has continued to decline.

The video can be viewed at this link. Please note it is graphic and may be disturbing to some viewers.

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12 replies
  1. Nadya Rossi says:

    Spaniards are crueler than almost any other people on earth. That poor bull contributed more to society than the Trogolodytes that tortured and booed him.

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  2. JEANETTE says:

    people all over the world are so cruel when it comes to animals, domestic or wild. those poor bulls, I feel bad for them, and then the idiot spectators boo the poor bull. boo on the people.

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  3. Adrienne says:

    Thought all forms of using bulls in runs like this was no longer allowed.Sad how these people could allow this to continue. Cruel and inhumane and these events must end. We as a people are better than treating these animals this way. More people need to speak up and take action

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  4. Marni Montanez says:

    In these kinds of stories where we may be able to send emails or write letters, is it possible to get information that could help us animal advocates speak for these abused animals? The articles you write are good and intense, but I feel so helpless when I don’t know who to raise my concerns to

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  5. Dana says:

    How dare these monsters terrorize and murder a innocent animal. How dare they!! They all have blood on their hands. This treatment is barbaric, cruel and inhumane, these bastards are sick and twisted to enjoy and taunt a bull into such a heinous act. I hope their all thrilled with themselves and they all rot in hell!
    RIP Mr Bull fly free from pain and cruel human hands????????

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  6. Mary Ann Clark says:

    Where is this poor bull? I think someone who can condone this cruelty must be a sadistic sociopath! Therefore they should all be in prison forever!

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  7. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    HORRIBLE!!!! Those idiots need to be treated the same way!!!!!! Make those assholes run with fire in their ears and make them run forever!!!

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  8. Juile Yan says:

    Stop the cruelty in name of tradition. Any tradition or practice shall be put an end to supposing it has anything to do with inhumanity, brutality and violence. Simple as that

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