Spanish Horse Wrestling Festival

The annual Rapa das bestas, or horse-wrestling festival, was held earlier this month in Galicia, Spain.
People gather all the untamed horses in a corral, where men and women of all ages wrestle them to the ground with their bare hands to cut their manes and tales out and brand them. This fiesta goes on for about three days starting the first Saturday of July.

See more pictures at Blame It On The Voices. Link -via J-Walk Blog

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que coisa inutil... acho isso legal... maltratando os animais que nem estao entendendo o que esta acontecendo... é trsite ver que pessoas nao estao nem ai pros animais e que na realidade os animais sao essas pessoas ai mesmo...
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This culture disgusts me. What a disgusting group of ignorant, barbaric monsters attacking beautiful defensless animals. Dispicable any one who does this, you make me sick and i hope those horses smash your brains in one day.
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Tradition is sometimes like a mass hysteria or hypnosis. It is unconscious. If one was really awake, one could empathize with the animals who are being hurt (horse's necks are very easy to injure, back muscles can be pulled)and scared for no good reason at all. They do not need to have their hair cut off, or their bodies defaced by red hot irons. NO EXCUSES!

The whole world, not just Spain, needs to catch up to the new age. Let's try to leave the beasts alone as much as we can; that is really how we can make their lives better.
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