Activists From Around the World Descend on Pamplona's Main Square to Demand an End to Cruel Running of the Bulls
Spain – Wearing little more than "bull horns" and holding multilingual
signs reading, "Pamplona: Bloodbath for Bulls", 75 caring individuals
from around the world poured gallons of "blood" on themselves outside
the city's town hall to speak out against the planned killing of 48
animals during the annual San Fermín festival. The action, organised by
PETA and Spanish group AnimaNaturalis, came on the eve of the Running of
the Bulls event at the festival, during which dozens of bulls are
struck and terrorised as they slip and slide down narrow streets on
their way to a violent death in Pamplona's bullring.
Photos from the event are available here, here, here and here, and a video is available here.
of the bulls terrorised in the streets of Pamplona will suffer an
excruciating death in front of a screaming crowd in the bullring", says
PETA Director Mimi Bekhechi. "We're calling for a permanent end to this
widely condemned display of violence and suffering."
– whose motto reads, in part, that "animals are not ours to use for
entertainment" – has documented that in a typical bullfight, as many as
eight men taunt, beat and stab a single bull with daggers and
harpoon-like banderillas until he becomes weakened from blood loss.
Then, the matador stabs the exhausted animal with a sword and an
executioner cuts his spinal cord. Many bulls are paralysed but still
conscious as they are chained and dragged out of the arena.
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