The Running of the Bulls event The annual event has been canceled twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. - Media Credit: San Fermin Pamplona - Navarra

Spanish Mayor Offered Over $360,000 To Permanently Ban Controversial ‘Running Of The Bulls’ Event

The Mayor of Pamplona is under increasing pressure to put an end to Running of the Bulls, which is part of the San Fermín festivities

By

1 Minutes Read

The Mayor of Pamplona, in Spain, is being offered €298,000 (approximately $361,357) to permanently ban the Running of the Bulls.

The controversial event is part of the annual San Fermín festivities. It sees bulls running the streets among hordes of humans before being killed in subsequent bullfights.

Running of the Bulls

Due to COVID-19, the event has been canceled for the second year in a row. Last year, vegan charity offered Pamplona Mayor Enrique Maya Miranda a quarter of a million euros to put an end to the violent tradition. 

Now, it has added an extra €48,000 to its offer – symbolizing the 48 bulls who would be spared death at the festival each year.

Moreover, PETA has offered to place all of the bulls in a sanctuary.

‘The right side of history’

Ingrid Newkirk, Founder of PETA, has written a letter to the Mayor. It reads: “People around the world, including in Spain, say it’s past time the torment and slaughter of animals for human entertainment were stopped.

“Now is the moment to be on the right side of history. We hope you will accept our offer and allow Pamplona to reinvent itself for the enjoyment of all.”

You can read PETA’s letter to Pamplona Mayor Enrique Maya Miranda here

Millions around the world trust Plant Based News for content about navigating our changing planet & our role in it.

Our independent team of journalists and experts are committed to making an impact through a wide range of content—and you can help by supporting our work today.

heading/author

The Author

Liam Gilliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.

More by Liam Gilliver iconography/arrow-right

heading/comments

Leave a Comment

Plant Based News Comment Policy

In short:- If you act with maturity and consideration for other users, you should have no problems. Please read our Comment policy before commenting.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
buttons/scroll-to-top/scroll-to-top-small-active