During a Spanish festival in Sumacarcer, Valencia, a young woman who jumped into a ring in order to take a selfie was gored by a bull whose horns were on fire as part of a tradition.
The tradition remains popular in many towns across the country. The “toro embolado” festival, translated as “bull with balls,” involves a bull tied to a post as balls of flammable material are placed on the animal’s horns which are then lit on fire.
According to the Daily Mail, the town festival included setting the animal loose within the bull ring while the audience looked on behind metal fences. As the bull ran wildly around the arena, the woman reportedly wanting to take photos climbed into the arena and the bull tossed her in the air.
The audience screamed and several audience members jumped into the arena and moved the woman out of the area. She was treated by paramedics and rushed to a hospital in a nearby city.
Animal activists continue to campaign against the practice labeling it as animal cruelty. There has not been any update on the bull. The woman is expected to survive.
(Photos of woman gored by bull freezeshots via video)
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