Vegan activists jumped into a bullring to protest the killing of a bull during the San Fermín festival in Pamplona this weekend.
The annual event sees bulls chased through the streets before being stabbed to death in the bullring.
The campaigners, with Vegan Strike Group, had painted the words 'EU Ban Bullfights' and 'No More Torture' on their bodies when they entered the ring while the bull was bleeding to death from sword wounds. They were quickly hauled away by officials.
Activists stormed the bullring
"The bull was terrified and in excruciating pain – we had to protest against this violence," Peter Janssen of Vegan Strike Group said in a statement. "We represent the majority of people around the world, who are calling for an end to this cruel event."
"It's 2019, and no living being should be slowly stabbed to death for the sick satisfaction of a rowdy mob," added PETA Director Elisa Allen.
"We commend these activists' brave actions and hope they gave the audience pause – made them stop and consider, perhaps for the first time, how archaic and shameful bullfighting is."
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