While Pamplona is prepared for its traditional San Fermin celebrations, many protesters laid naked on the ground simulating the shape of a bull to demand the abolition of bullfighting.
Around one hundred members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and Anima Naturalis pro animal groups staged a protest against bullfighting in front of the Town Hall in the city of Pamplona, on Sunday July 3rd ahead of the San Fermin Festivities.
On the eve of San Fermin celebrations, which will begin on July 7th, protestants laid naked on the ground simulating the shape of an agonizing bull to demand the abolition of bullfighting.
Thus, they wanted to "put themselves on the skin of the bull" to make people feel they are on the skin of this animal too and "be aware of the suffering that bulls and all animals that are used in all kinds of traditions and festivities," as stated by activist Aida Gascon, the Spanish director of AnimaNaturalis.
Gascon stated that 350,000 bulls are killed in Spain every year and said that "the traditions need to evolve in an ethical and respectful way with animals and the only way to do it is not to use them."