Reading Time: < 1 minute The vegan activists want to see an end to bullfighting (Photo: Vegan Strike Group)
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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

‘Cruel event’

“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.”

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.