PAMPLONA, Spain (Reuters) – Dozens of half-naked protesters lay on the street with fake spears jutting from their backs on the eve of the Spanish festival of San Fermin on Friday, in a recreation of the technique used to weaken bulls in a bullfight.
Ahead of the festivities in Pamplona, in which hundreds of people run from specially-bred bulls through narrow streets, the demonstrators were highlighting what they see as animal cruelty.
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The activists from AnimalNaturalis, which organized the demonstration with another animal rights group PETA, taped the outlines of bulls on the floor as police would in a crime scene.
“Supporting the bull runs is the same as supporting bullfighting, as the same bulls that run in the mornings will later be tortured and killed in the bullring,” said Aida Gascon, spokesperson for AnimalNaturalis.
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Gascon said many people believe the bulls are put out to pasture after the run whereas in fact...
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