San Fermin Festival – level 3
Animal rights activists have covered themselves in fake blood in Pamplona’s main square, in protest at the city’s week-long San Fermin Festival.
The Spanish festival, which attracts 1 million visitors a year from around the world, includes daily bull runs in the morning and bullfights in the evening. It has long divided people, with some revelling in the tradition and others seeing it instead as animal cruelty.
Wearing nothing but black underwear, bullhorns and carrying red buckets reading, “Pamplona: Bloodbath for Bulls,” in multiple languages, 54 protesters drenched themselves and the streets in fake blood.
The protest was organised by animal rights organisations who want to bring an end to the use of bulls in Spain’s fiestas. They say around 50 bulls are killed or mistreated over the festivities and that foreigners come to Pamplona to see a spectacle that is illegal in their own country.
The running of the bulls takes place in Pamplona every year from July 7th to 14th.
Difficult words: revel (enjoy oneself in a lively and noisy way), drench (cover in liquid), spectacle (show).
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