Written by PETA
When three European animal advocacy
groups arrived to peacefully protest the killing of six young bulls in a bullfighting arena in Rodilhan, France, things quickly
got even uglier than a bullfight already is.
While about three dozen members of Comité
Radicalement Anti Corrida
Europe (of France), Droits des Animaux (also of France),
and Animaux en Péril (of Belgium)
unfolded banners in the bleachers, 65 more protesters jumped into the arena and
chained themselves together in a silent sit-in. They were immediately set upon
by both the bullfighters and the spectators. The protesters were viciously
kicked, punched, pummelled, dragged by the hair, and blasted with a fire hose. Some
spectators in the bleachers stood up and made the bullfighting "kill"
gesture—thumbs down. None of the protesters fought back during the 30-minute
assault, and some suffered broken bones and contusions. Organizers of the
bullfight did nothing to intervene or stop the assault.
still clinging to this dying pastime know that it's on the way out. Just last
month, Barcelona held its last bullfight.
post a link to this blog on your Facebook page and everywhere else you can to
expose these matadors and their fans for the violent thugs that they are.
Written by Jennifer O'Connor
Sorry, I'm in chame with this. I realy think these people should be in court and arrested. Even images of them are available. I do not find this story in other newspappers other media, and I would like to participate in an peacefull action to take the agressors to the police. In witch city and date this ocurred?
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