Photos: Pamplona’s Streets Run Red With ‘Blood’ in San Fermín Protest
This morning, more than 100 people, mostly from Spain but some from all corners of the world, took off their clothes, covered themselves with red bodypaint and lay down in the street, outside the entrance to the bullring in the Spanish city of Pamplona.
This was the result:
The striking protest, a joint effort by PETA and the Spanish group AnimaNaturalis, was a vivid representation of the bloodshed that occurs every year as part of the San Fermín festival in Pamplona.
PETA has headed to Pamplona for more than a decade to demonstrate against this barbaric spectacle. Our hard-hitting protests raise international awareness of what happens to animals at San Fermín and persuade compassionate people to shun the bull runs.
But change could be in the air. The majority of Spanish people have no interest in bullfighting, and more than 100 Spanish towns have banned it altogether. Now, Pamplona’s new mayor is proposing a public consultation on the future of this shameful, archaic event in his city. Sign the petition supporting this progressive move.