Many of you have written to us, asking about the nude protests that have been taking place in Pamplona each July 5th, for the past 10+ years! This non-violent event in Pamplona has grown into a protest of about 2000 naked, or at least semi-naked, PETA members - all of whom are true animal lovers and much concerned about the treatment of the bulls, during the San Fermín fiestas. Most of these kindhearted adults wear not much more than their red scarves and tiny bullhorns on their heads, and, consequently, they are quite successful in gaining lots of attention and international news coverage for their cause! The exact time and route of the protests are usually unknown to spectators - and even to the participants, as well! But, you can be sure that the protests will take place on July 5th - sometime in the late morning through the afternoon hours, in the old city, Pamplona!
Rumors ran rampant this past July, 2010, that the nude protesters were not going to come to Pamplona on July 5th, so as not to draw more curious tourists and money to the San Fermín fiestas. However, rest assured, there were indeed hundreds of nude PETA participants, scattered throughout the bullrun streets and around the area surrounding the Plaza de Toros, and, yes, lots of photographers did show up to record the events in high definition!
In order to read more about these PETA demonstrations and/or to sign up as a nude participant, check out: http://www.runningofthenudes.com/ For a great, colorful photo gallery of these nude protests, visit: http:www.photosbybjorn.com/nakedprotest.htm