Spanish Culture and News

60,000 animals suffer in fiestas every year

We all know the fate of the bulls, but what about the cock fights, the horses forced to cross bonfires, or goats thrown from bell towers? Over 60,000 animals a year are still getting the rough end of the stick in Spanish fiestas, according to an article in 95% of these are bulls (of course), not just killed in the ring, but tormented in village fiestas in a variety of ingeneous manners – fireworks are tied to their horns, they are driven into the sea… “Tradition or aberration? Culture or abuse?” asks the article. The same argument still rages in the NFS forums, what do you think?