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    Shame in Spain!

    British student hordes cause outrage on five-day drink rampage through resort
    By Arthur Martin
    Last updated at 12:42 PM on 01st April 2010

    It is billed as a student festival aimed at encouraging teamwork and professionalism in a variety of sports.

    But when 5,000 British university students arrived in the Spanish resort of Salou, most had only one goal -- to get blind drunk.

    Hundreds of both sexes went on the rampage in fancy dress or in their underwear, exposing themselves in restaurants and on the streets of the town 70 miles south of Barcelona.

    They encouraged each other to down free shots of strong spirits handed out alongside cheap beer.

    During scenes of mayhem one young man broke his leg when he was accidentally run over by a police patrol car.

    Spaniards spoke yesterday of their disgust. Aurelio Langa said: "Who thinks it's okay for 500 kids to be running about in their underwear, shouting in the street at 1am? Where were the police? "

    Maria Gomez, spokesman for a residents' association, said: "This morning the streets were full of vomit. This kind of drunken tourism is deplorable."

    Jaime Corbella added: "This is unprecedented. I've never seen such behaviour in my life."

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    I'll bet quite a few of the partners at KPMG will be looking closely at who is wearing their T-shirts in the last photo.

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    Par for the course if 5000 students arrive anywhere...

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    Spaniards spoke yesterday of their disgust. Aurelio Langa said: "Who thinks it's okay for 500 kids to be running about in their underwear, shouting in the street at 1am?
    hypocritical moron dago.

    the spanish are no strangers to running amok in the streets and behaving badly themselves, their blood fiestas are truly barbaric events..... sanctioned by the catholic church too i believe




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    Blood Fiestas involve the systematic torture and/or killing of animals for entertainment and as such should be stopped.


    Where Blood Fiestas take place

    Blood Fiestas take place in many villages throughout Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Brazil etc. each year.
    The animals used

    The vast majority use cattle; Bulls, cows and calves from the bullfighting herds.
    Blood Fiestas with cattle are classified as bullfighting.
    In the case of Spain, Bullfighting and Blood Fiestas are promoted and regulated under their National Bullfighting Law.
    The number of Blood Fiestas (in Spain)

    At least ten thousand but up to 20 thousand or more Blood Fiestas take place.

    The villages are supposed to obtain a license to hold a Blood Fiesta. This is to ensure that various crowd safety rules are complied with or that the village has sufficient accident insurance etc. and this all costs money. Therefore there are a number unlicensed fiestas.
    Consequently it is impossible to get an accurate figure and all figures have to be guessed at. The figure of 15,000 has been quoted in the Spanish national press but it has also been quoted that there are 2,000 fire bulls in the Province of Valencia alone.

    The worst of all the fiestas for cruelty are those using cows, bulls or calves.

    A cow, calf or bull used in a blood fiesta can die from stabbing, strangulation, spearing, and multiple injuries. It can be thrown down from a height, deliberately and repeatedly knocked down by a car or tractor, or drowned.
    Before it dies it can suffer rape by sticks or metal spikes, live castration, have its horns, tails and ears ripped off, be blinded or burned.
    It's torture can last to up to five hours.
    Other Animals used

    After cattle, chickens are the next most used creatures in Blood Fiestas a few other animals are also used such as pigs, geese, ducks, donkeys, squirrels, rabbits, pigeons etc.

    Chickens are tied to a rope

    Chickens are hung by their feet from a rope, and decapitated by either a sword, which is often blunt and the chicken is not killed immediately or they have their heads pulled off manually.

    Chickens buried in a box and head hacked off

    Another variation on this is to bury the birds in a box or in the earth with just their heads sticking up, then they are beaten to death or their heads hacked off with swords.


    Ducks have their wings clipped and are thrown into a river or the sea and dozens of swimmers try to catch them. The birds can be pulled apart in the tug of war.
    Geese are strung up by their feet and have their heads pulled off manually.
    Pigeons and squirrels are placed in earthenware pots and suspended from a very high pole, the pots are stoned until they break and the birds and animals fall out alive or dead.
    The most famous goat fiesta is that of Manganeses de la Polvorosa where a goat was thrown from a church tower. If a goat survived the ordeal, it was killed and eaten afterwards. There many protests, also Ministry of the Interior orders forbidding the fiesta, but the village defied them and the practise continued until January 2000.
    The most notorious donkey fiesta is at Villanueva de la Vera where Vicki managed to get two donkeys out, the famous Blackie and another donkey called José.
    The animal used in 1986, was killed by drowning it in the village fountain.
    No donkey has been killed since then, but the animal always has a bad ordeal in the hour and a half it is on the streets.
    Pigs are greased and set loose to be caught by crowds of men, the animal is nearly always badly injured in the struggle and sometimes they are pulled and crushed so badly they literally burst.
    Some have been stopped

    Due to pressure from animal rights groups such as FAACE (Fight Against Animal Cruelty in Europe), ANPBA Asociación Nacional para la Protección y el Bienestar de los Animales and IAC (INITAITIVE ANTI-CORRIDA) and new laws, some villages have abandoned chicken fiestas and now use dead/metal/splastic chickens or no chickens.
    Do not attend any of these fiestas and if you do inadvertently see one complain to the local and national authorities about them.

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    well what's new. British tourists behave badly where ever they go.....sorry english guys but this is the thruth. I have worked in the hospitality business in holland and when we had a english group....well we were thinking oh my god them again..

    I never understood why english tourists are like this?
    french are difficult with food and generally unpleasant people, but ok as guests/tourists
    german drink a lot but are ok
    belgians and dutch are ok
    Americans are arrogant and loud drunks
    british are extremely drunk loud and difficult people....? why?


    Ps I have only met lefty spanish tourists which are very easy going and behave ok

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    british are extremely drunk loud and difficult people....? why?
    because they think they will attract women by being like this.

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    But who was selling them the booze?

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    why do they all look gays ? and the women are fat ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    why do they all look gays ? and the women are fat ?
    Cos they're students

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    "the spanish are no strangers to running amok in the streets and behaving badly themselves, their blood fiestas are truly barbaric events..... sanctioned by the catholic church too i believe"

    To be fair, this is Catalonia, where there have been strong moves to ban bullfighting and other forms of animal torture. As to sanctioning by the Catholic Church, well, ahem, they seem to have de facto sanctioned all kinds of nasty things.

    Iberian hypocrisy aside, young Brits do seem have developed themselves a reputation, and I from I have seen it is not entirely undeserved. This is a topic that has been flogged past death on other threads, so no need to keep beating it here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    why do they all look gays ? and the women are fat ?
    they're brits.

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    ^ the answer I was expecting

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    from same article; looks harmless enough.
    Part of universtity life world-wide






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    ^ still fat though

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    I too worked in the hospitality business and found that the English make up the majority of guests doing bad. Not all of them but generally speaking they are the worst ones.

    Its because we are from a small island and have missed out on a lot of things that have been learnt by people on the mainland like Europe or the States.

    As a result the life there is very stressful. There are so many strict rules and regulations made up by a bunch of intelligent people who have little wisdom.

    Its pains me to say this because I am an Englishman.

    When I left in 1998 for Holland was when I really started to realise the difference in quality of life. The Dutch employment laws favour the employees and I witnessed lots of people taking up to 6 months paid vacation every year. Not so in England; we are still living in the past.

    Its a pity because a lot of good ideas come from England. Take the internet for example.

    Its just sad that the quality of life is so bad.

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    ^ it's a shame that the Brits won't learn from their European neighboors like the French or the German

    they think they have all it figure it out, and for that reason becomes more and more isolated on the world stage. The best thing that could happen to the UK is to become a full member state of the EU and stop with their local non-sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunTzu View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    why do they all look gays ? and the women are fat ?
    they're brits.
    Poo dee Angrit I think the Thais mistakingly call them

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    A little different from when I lived there during the reign of President Franco who must be rolling in his grave right now

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    ^ good on him, that fascist bastard !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    why do they all look gays ? and the women are fat ?


    cause their British old chap

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    The whole world knows Brits like to consume life threatening amounts of alcohol and cause trouble when on holiday, but they also spend a shed load of money doing this and that is why they are allowed to get away with it, so maybe some places should look at the environments they have created with the sole purpose of catering to British holidaymakers/drunks before they start complaining.

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    It's fair to say that the English are a bunch of nutters. That's how an Empire was won; fearless, plebby, well 'ard island monkeys. ( but not students, to get real; they are just spoilt tits.) It's also fair to say that it is an embarrassment in this day and age to have it/them/whatever behaving so publically throughout this earth. Makes it colourful though, I suppose...in a crappy kind of way

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    ^^ yeah, they couldnt but go and build an empire overseas, to try and reduce the island's cross-breeding, and a narrowing gene pool. It was also a good occasion for them to discover that in some places of the earth, rain was not falling everyday, and temperatures could get decent before may 31st...


    now, I really miss Dublin's streets at pub closing time, the singing, the swaying, the shouting . . . Curiously, I dont miss England's streets and the stupid fighting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
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    Do not attend any of these fiestas and if you do inadvertently see one complain to the local and national authorities about them.
    i have no problem with other countries festivals. you're just too much of an animal lover.

    Charlie Boorman complained off camera about cock fighting in the Philippines and Mark Beaumont whinged about the suffering of cattle in the bullring in the 2nd episode of 'the man who cycled the America's.

    Both are British, and no doubt too much of an animal lover. But i do feel ashamed about how this kids behaved, after all they are on hols, but running amok like this? its certainly isnt polite is it

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