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Photos: Mexico City’s Streets Run Red

Written by Michelle Kretzer | February 10, 2012

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If this looks like a horror scene, that’s because the subjects in the photo are imitating one.

PETA members joined more than 1,200 “bloody” activists from AnimaNaturalis to show Mexico City the real-life horror that awaits bulls who are tortured in bullfights and barbarically slaughtered afterward.

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  • Carson Werrt says:

    In America we kill and torture millions of animals to eat. That is what happens to the Mexican Bulls after they are killed. The meat is donated to the poor. Before the bullfight, a Mexican fighting bull enjoys the finest life in the best of conditions and eats only the finest food. Perhaps you might look into things more deeply before you fire up those ignorant emotional engines and attempt to ride your ignorance into the limited future you possibly have. The Mexican bulls have a much finer and more enjoyable life than the masses of cattle that become the steaks, roasts, ribs, and backstrap you Americans eat. Bullfighting is our tradition and the poor people of Mexico depend on it. Did you also know that in Mexico the government guarantees every Mexican a home? It is not the same everywhere and you Americans would do well to learn of our culture or stay home. We tire of the Americans who come to our resorts and insist we speak your language, getting angered if we do not. In Mexico, anger is not appreciated and we would rather that angry Americans not visit us. We tire of your backward ways quickly.

  • Mauricio says:

    En México puede pasar este tipo de manifestaciones con personas que lo mismo se exhiben contra la corrida de toros que igual van a darle su apoyo a partidos de izquierda, marchar a favor de los homosexuales y anexos, marchar a favor del aborto, apoyar a periodistas de su misma ideología ( leen LaJornada) y querer vivir sin que a ellos les afecte. Marchan a favor de sindicatos que ellos llaman democráticos, marchan contra el gobierno (claro que sólo la izquierda gobierna bien), honran a bandoleros como Villa, elevan a Monsivais, ignoran a Octavio Paz. Son nacionalistas ( para el pueblo, no para ellos), etc. etc…

  • Pat says:

    You can’t stop bullfights they’re a long and beautiful tradition :

  • jenn says:

    Wow, such a great job. These pictures are very moving. It would take a sociopath to not have chills when seeing or walking by this. Keep up the great work!

  • Mike says:

    Amazing shot. What a experience if you were there. Wow! All of the participants should be commended. Kudos!! Keep on keeping on guys!

  • lory says:

    stop this horror!!!!

  • Inna Plaza says:

    I was there! It was an amazing experience!

  • Margaret says:

    Great job!!! I’m proud of you!!! Thank you so much!!!

  • Margaret says:

    Great job!!! Thank you so much!!!

  • Gaston Jofre says:

    I wish I would have been there! Down with BULLFIGHTING, NOT an art nor sport

  • Adriana says:

    Its a good idea 2 do tht to many bulls are being killed for fun :/

  • Linda Close says:

    Amazing protest, fake blood and all! They’re making a powerful statement and I greatly admire their courage. I’ve always despised bullfights, vicious animal abuse, one day soon this BS will cease, not soon enough! Brava, bravo!

  • kinnikkin says:

    Wonderful powerful!!! Makes me think there might be hope after all.

  • lisa says:

    Wish id been there looks amazing what a fantastic and powerful protest it looked.

  • Dante says:

    I wish I was there. Descending from Spanish grandparents I know how embedded bullfighting is in their traditions. What I don’t understand with my 61 years now is how people could still be so ignorant in their understanding of the suffering of animals and allow this barbaric torture to go on.(I know that some people just don’t care but I don’t believe that it is the majority). In Spain they call it an “artistic discipline”. I am writing to the Spanish government and I will do the same with the Mexican government to express my opinion. I would love many people to do the same and make our voice heard. Please do not believe that one letter won’t do anything.

  • Johnny says:

    So proud of my Mexican sisters and brothers. Estoy muy orgulloso de todos Vds.!

  • Sarah says:

    I am glad for the actions of all animal activists who go out there and protest for the animals’ sake. I hope to become an activist someday.

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  • Jai says:

    I was there! 😀

  • grace says:

    Ojala este acto por la vida,,despierte la consciencia de aquellos que todabia siguen pensando que Mutilar,asesinar,no es una cultura si una tortura.Bravoooo Mexicoooo!!!!

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  • Terry Rogers says:

    Well done to the dedicated protestors. I would just like to know when will people stop having “fun” at animals expense. Bull fighting, Bull street runs are so barbaric I cannot believe it is allowed to happen. And people allow their children to experience these absolutely violent and cruel acts towards animals is disguting. They must not wonder one day how come the children grow up carrying violence in their hearts.

  • Elena says:

    Al ver una protesta de tal magnitud, no se les remueve la conciencia? Somos ya muchos los que decimos BASTA

  • steve says:

    That is great, good on them

  • Anna says:

    Incredible protest – bravo!