Back on June 19 we wrote that this was coming up:
PAMPLONA, Spain (AFP) – Some 600 animal-rights campaigners, all in the nude, brought the northern Spanish city of Pamplona to a virtual standstill as they protested against the nine-day running of the bulls festival.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) organized a nude run to highlight the group’s opposition to the “cruelty” of the traditional festival, starting Wednesday, which sees dozens of bulls stampede through the streets after revelers who try to outrun them.
“There were 600 of us. We got our kit off,” run coordinator Shaun Gifford told AFP.
“Four years ago when we first tried it, it was just 20 brave souls taking on the whole bullfighting scene.”
600 naked people protesting! Yow. Sounds like fun. Wish I’d been there. Don’t you?
Visit the Running of the Nudes Web site for additional information, pictures, and video.
Originally published July 6, 2005