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Spaniards Paint the Town Red

Written by PETA | August 28, 2009 / CC
Buñol’s annual Tomatina festival
Tomato Festival


Looks like a lot more fun than this:


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Pamplona’s annual Running of the Bulls


Written by Shawna Flavell

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  • Josh says:

    It’s called tradition. It’s a very important part of people’s lives but it’s something today’s generation has no grasp of whatsoever. Bullfighting is a celebration of the ability to get a hold of food.

  • Pepsi One is Fun says:

    Considering there would be enough wheat in the world to bring bread down to a hidiously cheap price if they didn’t deliberately destroy the stuff when its in excessI say let the Spanish have their tomato festival.

  • natalie says:

    No HEART what so EVER!! I do wonder though.. if it was human blood would they still be doing that?? DISGUSTING people.

  • Johnny says:

    Joanna there are much better uses for THAT many tomatoes than sliding around in them like feeding starving people in Africa.

  • Joanna says:

    Spain is at least putting their passion for animal cruelty on public display. Here in the U.S. our children think a hamburger is just a fun meal with no harm to it and never know the pain and suffering it represents. Personally I’d like to see them slaughtering the cows right at the front door of where they are served. Hey to all You saying the tomatoe party is a waste get a sense of humor.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    Dear Jen For years I have been periodically researching Ms.Caball’e alleged vegetarianism. She is not and I wish she was because she’s an amazing vocalist and hefty. I hope you’re right but a few years ago I was emailed from one of her websites with the NO answer.

  • John Carmody says:

    Bullfighting is cruel and barbaric animals have rights get out there and fight and educate to liberate.

  • Jen says:

    Brien Comerford Montserrat Caball is a Spanish Opera Singer. She is vegetarian.

  • Rex's Mom says:

    I ALWAYS root for the bull whether it is in the running of the “fools” or in a bullfight. I say “ole!” to the bulls to gore someone. The more the better!

  • Cecilia Bowerman says:

    Bullfighting belongs to the dark and sad history of our planet!! How can anyone call this a sport or otherwise entertaiment I sincerly hope people will wake up to this shamefull practise and stop paying money to see it!!!

  • Bharata says:

    these modern time barbarians are a shame for the whole history!

  • Pepsi One is fun says:

    sanjuro The festival is in honor of the town’s patron saints St. Louis Bertrand. So learn to research stuff on wikipedia before making yourself seem like an idiot dude.

  • Trey Dupree says:

    Absolutely ridiculous that this is still happening in this day and age.

  • Brien Comerford says:

    Can anybody name one famous vegetarian from Spain. I doubt it ! In Europe the British are the most animal friendly and vegetarian.

  • Chuck Piorkowski says:

    This is so stupid and serves NO purpose at all. How long is it going to take for people to see this and understand that it has to stop. Why are animal rights and cruelty laws not more strict.

  • Andrea says:

    Although the Tomatina festival is a lot better that the Running of the Bulls it’s still wasting food that can easily go to starving children and homeless people.

  • Barbara Wilson says:

    People are starving and these idiots are hurling tomatoes at each other? Sheesh! And doesn’t Spain have law protecting animals from abuse? I can’t imagine anybody treating their dogs or cats in the manner bulls are treated.

  • Pamela Ernest says:

    Bullfighting belongs in the history books like witch hunts.

  • sanjuro says:

    It’s better but it’s not good it is a waste. People have such stupid ways to entertain themselves.

  • Bluebell says:

    Bullfighting is such a barbaric “sport”. It’s about weak and pathetic individuals terrorising and torturing animals purely for the thrill of it. I have no sympathy for those idiotic people who are injured during bull runs or fights. At least some of the more compassionate Spanish towns have banned bullfighting. Hopefully the rest will join them in the 21st century.

  • Edward says:

    That looks…disgusting. Both of ’em. I thought the first one was a crime scene.