Blood Festival

This sounds so bizarre, you may think I am putting you on. Have a look at the photos. In each of the mountain villages in Peru, once a year, the people capture one of Peru’s 600 endangered condors and lash it to the back of a bull. The terrified bull and condor then try to kill each other to cheers of the town’s people including the children. The Peruvians justify this animal cruelty on the grounds it is traditional and they consider it symbolic of liberation from Spain. Because of the popularity of the spectacles, the federal authorities turn a blind eye.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)