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Topless Demonstrators Protest Running of the Bulls Festival, They Should Rename It ‘Boobs and Bulls’

All protests should be topless. I’m pretty sure any message will be well-received if done so.

Over there in Pamplona, Spain, men and women came out sans tops to rally against the San Fermin festival. We, of course, know this as the “Running of the Bulls.” It’s where people run down a street, hoping not to get gored by an angry bull. If a space alien touched down on Earth, they might find it quite odd.

This year, the festival runs from July 6th to 14th. And this year, one hundred or so people scribbled messages with variations of “Stop bullfights.” It’s part of the “bloodless San Fermin” campaign started up by, wait for it…PETA. No really? PETA??

If you watch the videos, the protesters chant “Stop the bullfights” and then release some sort of red powder all over themselves. I assume the powder symbolizes the blood of the bulls. It comes across more as they’re hanging out at a Diwali festival or one of those color runs. And doing it topless.

One of the Instagram captions says:

One more year, Pamplona is bathed in blood. Today more than 100 activists asked for a San Fermin without cruelty. To the cry of ‘Tauromaquia abolición’ bathed the city of the blood of the 66 bulls that will be killed these holidays.

How do we know the bulls aren’t looking forward to the festival as much as the humans? They might be sitting in their pen for 360 days out of the year and telling their penmate, over and over, “Yo Bob, Imma fuck up some humans this year, for real.”

Here’s a tidbit: After the bulls run through the streets, they enter the arena where they go one on one with a matador.

The conclusion of a Spanish bullfight is almost always the same: The matador plunges his or her sword between the bull’s shoulders, puncturing the animal’s heart and killing it. Next, a team of mules or horses drags the dead animal out of the ring.

And where do the bulls go when they die? Restaurants. They used to go straight into dog food. Ironically, people have now discovered how awesome bull meat is.

According to Martin DeSuisse, founder of the nonprofit Aficionados International which educates the public about bullfighting, bull meat is pretty popular for one reason.

“These animals kind of grow up semi-wild almost, even though they’re still, by definition, in a way, domesticated animals,” DeSuisse added. “They grow up with very little human intervention, in a sense, so it’s as organic, I guess, as meat can be.”

The bull meat is organic. Hahahaha. Oh, the irony.

  • Respect Life

    Atrociously ignorant and pathetic article

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