More than 100 supporters of PETA U.K. and the Spanish group AnimaNaturalis lay naked and “bloodied” in Pamplona’s main square on Sunday to protest the cruel bull runs and subsequent bullfights, in which bulls are tortured and killed during the city’s annual festival of San Fermín.
They aren’t the only ones exposing Spain’s shame. Sexy Spanish celebrity Elen Rivas recently stripped down for a graphic PETA U.K. ad to discourage tourists from attending bullfights when they visit Spain.
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Most Spaniards – including those in my hometown of Barcelona, where bullfighting was recently banned – are opposed to the barbaric blood sport, and PETA and I are urging British tourists not to be fooled by the industry’s propaganda …
“Bulls can do nothing to demand justice. They can only defend themselves as best they can in a fight with a pre-determined ending and die never knowing why they were forced to endure such a painful and prolonged death,” wrote PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk in a recent Huffington Post blog. “It’s up to us, as a civilized society, to call for an end to the Running of the Bulls and bullfighting.”
Written by Jared Misner