Ricky Gervais leads outrage at footage of people wrestling terrified horses at Spain’s Rapa das Bestas festival
Locals in the Galicia region then attempt to trim the manes and delouse the animals before returning them to the wild.
Rapa sas Bestas translates as The Capture of the Beasts and is a tradition that is more than 400 years old.
Every year several thousand Spaniards attend the event.
But the Brit comic was by no means the only one outraged over the video of the event with some branding it "disgusting" and others labelling the people "barbarians".
One replied: "Never wanted to see someone’s teeth kicked in so bad in my life."