Dundalk woman joins 100 activists to highlight 'torture' of bulls in Spain

Solenn Plantier
Июля 6, 2017

Hundreds of demonstrators wearing only black underwear and fake bull horns gathered in the city centre on Wednesday (5 July), protesting against the risky bull runs that will be held during Pamplona's famed San Fermín festival next week.

"Torturing and killing animals can never be justified as entertainment", said McKeown.

With the words "Stop bullfighting" emblazoned across their chests, protesters broke "banderillas" - barbed sticks used during bullfighting - covering themselves with red powder and filling the air with "blood". "We're urging Pamplona to join the more than 100 Spanish cities and towns that have banned the bloody spectacle".

It has become internationally known for the Running of the Bulls, where the bulls are lead through the streets of the old quarter as far as the bull ring by runners.

"Animals should be respected and protected, not chased by a crowd into an arena to be tormented, speared, and stabbed", says PETA Director Elisa Allen.

"Bullfighting has no place in a civilised society".

The Spanish city of Pamplona has launched a new campaign to reinforce its range of action in the fight against sexual assault during this summer's Running of the Bulls fiesta.

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