Spain’s New Animal Baiting Fad: Horse Wrestling

Spaniards seem to have some sort of death wish involving large animals. We know about them and bulls, whether running wild in the streets or in a stadium. Now UNCOACHED has found another Spanish tradition that involves torturing dangerous animals and (we assume) the potential for grave injury.

Rapas das bestas

It’s called the Rapa das Bestas, and it takes place every year in Galicia, Spain. And no matter what the cultural significance might be, it basically boils down to this: it’s horse wrestling. I’ll let BLAME IT ON THE VOICES tell you a little more about this ancient festival celebrating wild horses and the people who assault them:

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