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Topless animal rights activists protest before the Pamplona Bull Run

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Topless animal rights activists protest before the Pamplona Bull Run

Topless activists from PETA stage a protest to block Pamplona Bull Run. Call the event “barbaric” and lay along the route.

Pamplona Bull Run protest: What is it?

A large group of animal rights activists staged a protest ahead of the wicked Running of the Bulls event in Pamplona. The Annual San Fermin Festival happens in Pamplona, north Spain every year. Pamplona Bull Run is the most famous attraction at this festival which is followed by Bull Fighting.

People expected protests and demonstrations against this barbarous activity. This was because more and more people are learning and getting aware of animal rights and want to make a difference.

What happened?

Around 50 protesters took off their shirts and lay on the ground in order to protest against the run with the bulls. They staged a crime scene sectioned off with yellow tape to represent all the bulls that would die in the process. A few more methods of protests were taken up too.

Some people lay in outlines of figures marked as bulls. A few lay with banderillas(a form of an arrow) stuck to their backs. Some poured fake blood over themselves. All of this was done only to make people understand how primitive and horrendous this activity is.

Topless animal rights activists protest before the Pamplona Bull Run

A lot of us, generally the woke generation, would not get the point behind why anyone would encourage this. But this happens only because we are the privileged, educated bunch. The people who support this on the ground level are people who are dependent on the income generated by the event.

Pamplona lives off of the income generated from the San Fermin Festival. So there are professional bullfighters in the city. Bull Fighting is a fixed source of income for their daily lives. The income generated in this one week is what keeps them going good for a year. 

Topless animal rights activists protest before the Pamplona Bull Run

How do we feel?

We try to understand that this festival gives a livelihood to almost the entire city of Pamplona. But we cannot forget that it’s a cruel and barbaric practice that should be condemned and stopped altogether.

We can not go all the way to Pamplona and lie naked along the route. But we can strive to educate ourselves and a few more people in the world so it becomes a better place (not just for us but all our animals too).

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