Part of a changing, forward-looking society is to question and discard outdated and bad traditions.
These 10 animal torment events around the world must be stopped immediately.
1. Fire bull -“Toro Júbilo”, Spain
In the small Spanish town of Medinaceli, torches prepared with black pitch are tied to the horns of a bull once a year in November for the “Toro Júbilo Festival”.
Then the bull’s head is lit on the horns.
With the burning flames on his head, which sear hair and skin, the organizers drive the suffering, panicked bull through the narrow streets.
Sometimes the so-called fire bulls burn for hours and, in unsuccessful attempts to extinguish the flames, run their heads against stone walls and lamp posts.
A sticky black substance made of tar or turpentine is placed over a bull’s head and set on fire before it is chased into the street.
2. Cruel Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China
Despite the pandemic, which can be traced back to the unsanitary and cruel conditions in live animal markets, the infamous dog meat festival was held again in Yulin, China, in 2021.
Thousands of dogs are brutally killed at the festival in order to sell their meat and make leather from the animal skins.
The dogs are kept in tiny wire cages before being either cremated alive or killed with bludgeoning on the head between July 21st and 30th.
The suffering dogs do not always die directly, some animals experience their throats being cut when they are fully conscious.
Products made from dog leather, which comes from the cruel Yulin Festival, among other things, are exported all over the world.
It is often not clear which species of clothing and other articles of daily use made of leather are.
The only way to avoid animal suffering is to use leather alternatives that are free from animal suffering.
The dogs are killed and made into food or leather.
3. animal massacre, Gadhimai Festival, Nepal
EEvery five years at the Gadhimai Festival in southern Nepal, up to 200,000 water buffalo, pigs, sheep, donkeys and goats are rounded up in a sacrificial rite for the Indian deity of the same.