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Demonstrators strip off for anti-bullfighting protest

Report & Video by Sophie Foster

Animal rights activists in Mexico have stripped down to their underwear and covered themselves in red paint as part of an anti-bullfighting protest.

With multi-coloured sticks protruding from their shoulders, protesters lay on the ground in the capital's Republic Plaza, imitating the corpses of the slain bulls.

"The majority of people that live in the capital support this initiative because it is an act of cruelty against animals and furthermore it promotes negative values in society," said one of the campaigners, Israel Arriola.

While Mexico is one of only eight countries where bullfighting is still legal, since the city's local government passed a law punishing animal cruelty with jail last month, activists are looking to extend the legislation to the sport.


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