Horses forcibly “purified” in Spain’s bonfires

Horses forcibly “purified” in Spain’s bonfires 1

A 500-year-old Spanish tradition that “purifies” horses by forcing them to leap into several raging bonfires, needs to be scrapped. Year after year, terrified horses are burnt and suffer smoke inhalation, as well as trauma associated with the Las Luminarias annual festival in San Bartolome de Pinares in Spain. During the evening event, riders douse […]