Animal Defenders International


Animal Defenders International

Cruel festival exposed in Andes mountain town of Ayacucho, Peru.

Over the Easter holiday weekend, there was no peace for terrified young bulls and cows as they were dragged from a truck and tormented by a screaming, shouting drunken mob in the streets of Ayacucho, Peru. Despite death threats and police advice to stay away, ADI and local campaigners secretly filmed the cruelty in the hope of ending it. In 2014, Ayacucho’s ‘Jalatoro’ was banned. Organizers have renamed it ‘Pascua Toro’ during which, historically, 2-5 cows were symbolically given to the poor. It is clear from our footage that this orgy of drunken violence is just a ‘Jalatoro’ by another name.

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Having secured and helped enforce an animal circus ban in Bolivia, saving all of the animals, ADI return to Latin America to assist the authorities in Peru and Colombia. Over 100 animals have been rescued during Operation Spirit of Freedom with 33 lions heading home to Africa.

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