Every year, February 24, the town of Villanueva in Extremadura, Spain is guilty of an appalling crime that no one has yet succeeded in stopping. A donkey is being systematically abused by a physical and psychological point of view: it is dragged through the crowded streets of the village and brutally beaten by drunk men (see the photo at the beginning?). They fired shots at his head, exploding firecrackers between his legs. The result is that, because of the shock, the donkey passes out and collapses several times during the day.
- Is this Spain’s weirdest festival yet? Hundreds hurl TURNIPS at man through the streets (dailymail.co.uk)
- The Crane Festival in Extremadura (robinespana.blogspot.com)