Jan. 30, 2016 - Mira, Carchi, Ecuador -
Horror at Spanish festival where live animals are set on fire:
Writhing and snorting in a demonic rage, a burning bull charges out of the darkness as if sent straight from the depths of Hell.
This is not some apocalyptic vision from medieval folklore, but the Spanish festival where live bulls are set on fire and let loose about a village's streets for entertainment.
Disturbing new images have emerged of this annual Spanish bull burning festival which animal rights campaigners are demanding be banned.
The Joy of the Bull - or Toro de Jubilo - is one of the 'cultural' highlights of Medinaceli village, northeast of Madrid
Every year a young bull is dragged into a ring before its body is covered with mud to protect it from burns
Participants then strap wooden stakes doused in flammable chemicals to its horns, and set it on fire,Fiercely hot sparks and embers drip from the burning torches onto the animal as men torment it to prove bravery