AN IRVINE woman has taken part in a protest against bullfighting in Spain.

Claire Oldfather went topless in protest at the cruel spectacle last week as aprt of a PETA-organised event.

Armed with signs proclaiming,“Bulls Killed InPamplona” and “Stop Bullfighting”, Claire joined dozens of supporters of PETA and Spanish animal protection group AnimaNaturalis as they staged a “crime scene” cordoned off with yellow tape at the Plaza Consistorial in Pamplona, Spain.

The activists – who had travelled from around the world – lay nearly naked inside outlines of bulls to remind onlookers that bulls are made of flesh, blood, and bones and feel fear and pain, just as we do.

The protest comes ahead of the city’s notorious Running of the Bulls spectacle, in which terrified bulls are chased down the streets to the bullring, where they’re tortured to death.

Claire told the Times she is passionately against bullfighting.

She said: “It’s 2019, and no living being should be slowly stabbed to death for the sick satisfaction of a rowdy mob.

“I and the rest of the world are absolutely disgusted that Pamplona continues to smear its own name with this out-oftouch, blood-soaked display straight out of the Dark Ages.”

More than 125 Spanish towns and cities have declared themselves anti-bullfighting.

But in Pamplona, terrified bulls are forced to run along narrow streets on their way to a violent death in the bullring, often slipping and sliding along the way.

Once there, men taunt, exhaust, and stab each bull with a lance and several harpoon-like banderillas until he becomes weakened from blood loss.

Then, the matador stabs the exhausted animal with a sword, and if the bull doesn’t die straight away, other weapons are used to cut his spinal cord