Can you imagine if, for your birthday, instead of a fun party with all your friends, you were expected to torture and kill an innocent animal with your bare hands?
According to reports, approximately 40 young men push sand or mud down a bull’s throat, gouge out his eyes, and twist his genitals before kicking and beating him to death and tearing his flesh apart with their hands—all of this to prove their “courage.”
DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO BULLS!
Please contact South African officials and urge them to STOP this bloody First Fruits Festival tradition immediately. https://secure.peta.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=5137&utm_campaign=1113%20First%20Fruits%20Festival&utm_source=peta2%20E-Mail&utm_medium=Alert
I am horrified by the inexplicably cruel way in which teenagers are reportedly allowed to torture and kill bulls during the First Fruits Festival in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. According to reports, sand or mud is crammed down the bulls’ throats, their eyes are gouged out, and their genitals are twisted before the animals are kicked and beaten to death and their flesh is ripped apart.
Bulls are sentient beings who, like humans, experience pain and fear. Please stop allowing these animals to be tortured in a sadistic and archaic ritual. Please ban the cruel torture of bulls during the First Fruits Festival.