This Monday began the famous San Fermín festival in Spain, more commonly known as the running of the bulls. The Spanish tradition says that the celebration originated in the northeastern Spain during the early 14th century. Men would try to speed the process of transporting cattle in order to sell them at the cattle market by hurrying their cattle by slightly provoking them and running in from of them.
Like every year, this Saturday animal activists lay on the ground outside the entrance to the Pamplona bullring, painted red and sporting bull horns. The protesters were mainly from the animal welfare organizations People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and AnimaNaturalis holding signs in numerous languages saying: “Pamplona’s streets are stained with bulls' blood." They are requesting the festival authorities to put the tradition to an end as it harms and ultimately results in killing of the bulls.