Hundreds of animals rights protestors covered themselves in fake blood and lay on the ground half naked in a demonstration against bull fighting in Mexico City. An estimated people took part in Saturday's protest, taping imitation barbed darts that bull fighters use against the animals onto their bodies. Designed to shock: Hundreds of animal rights' activists with barbed darts taped to their backs and fake blood, lie on the ground during a protest against bullfighting in Mexico City. Making their point clear: The protestors were from AnimaNaturalis, an animal rights group who were demonstrating on the eve of the bull fighting season.
Hundreds of anti-bull fighting protestors stage a bloody and naked rally in Mexico City
Fighting bullfighting with paint, press and nudity [EXPLICIT]
What would Hemingway make of this? The festival features a number of famed bullfighting events, none more so than the "Running of the Bulls," an event where possibly psychotic human beings try to outrun a pack of ferocious horned animals as they are guided to paddocks ahead of their turn in the ring. This year, three men—including two Americans— were gored during the first Running , but that wasn't the cause for protest. The demonstration, organized by PETA and Spanish group AnimaNaturalis, was to object to the treatment of bulls—and it involved dozens of half-naked people adorned with bull horns:. Today in Pamplona's main square, ahead of the running of the bulls, activists are taking a stand against bullfighting.
Dozens of Topless Protesters Demonstrated Against Bullfighting in Spain
While the run itself lasts a mere 4 minutes, the fighting bulls of Pamplona have prodded their way into the pages of classic literature and onto the big screen. See the opening scene of City Slickers. Due to the innate violence of bullfighting, and the captivating draw of the bull runs that proceed them, protests have increased in recent years. The selections below contain barely-covered activists interspersed with violent bullfighting images from which they derive their inspiration.