3 Feb, 2016 @ 11:25
1 min read

VIDEO: Animal rights group PACMA slams rat-throwing festival in Valencia

Please go to your Post editor » Post Settings » Post Formats tab below your editor to enter video URL.

AN animal rights charity is fighting to ban an ‘immoral’ and ‘disgusting’ festival which involves people throwing rats at one another.

Campaign group PACMA is calling for the Valencian festival to be banned.

In footage of the ‘Battle of the Rats’ in the town of El Puig, onlookers are shown hurling rats at one another from across the street.

Others fling them from balconies and a huge number of children are also involved.

The rats are believed to be dead before they are thrown at one another.

Rob Horgan

DO YOU HAVE NEWS FOR US at Spain’s most popular English newspaper - the Olive Press? Contact us now via email: newsdesk@theolivepress.es or call 951 273 575. To contact the newsdesk out of regular office hours please call +34 665 798 618.


  1. The deeper one delves into Spanish culture, the more one despairs of these people. The dead rats have a greater brain capacity than those taking part in this idiotic display. A great example to the many children present too.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Pedro Sanchez e
Previous Story

King Felipe asks PSOE leader Pedro Sanchez to form a government

Next Story

EXCLUSIVE: UK pensioner hounded by Spanish debt collectors for €100,000 mortgage she was conned into taking

Latest from Environment

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press