「牛追い祭り」で有名なスペインのサ­ン・フェルミン祭が6日開幕し、7日には恒例の牛追いがスタートした。ハフィントン・ポストアメリカ版では、牛追い初日で4人がケガしたものの、流血の事態にはならなかったことを画像とともに伝えている。

サン・フェルミン祭は、フェルミンスペイン北部の古都パンプローナで開催される祭り。牛追い祭りとして有名である。
早朝にバグパイプを演奏する楽団が行進し、牛追いの開始を知らせる。朝8時にロケット花火が打ち上げられると猛牛の群れが突進を開始し、勇敢な群衆が牛の前後を走る。毎年、牛に突き飛ばされたり、踏まれたりして怪我人が続出する。この後も闘牛場で牛と人間が格闘する。へミングウェイの小説『日はまた昇る』に描かれたことで世界的に知られるようになった。7月7日がパンプローナの守護聖人サンフェルミンの日で、この日から1週間開催される。中世から続く古い祭りで、厳かな宗教行事も行われる。バレンシアのサンホセの火祭り、セビリャの春祭りとともに、スペイン3大祭りとされる。(コトバンク「サンフェルミン祭」より)

しかし一方で、動物愛護的観点からサン・フェルミン祭に反対する声も上がっている。AFPによると、国際動物愛護団体「動物の倫理的扱いを求める人々の会」と「アニマ・ナチュラリス」のメンバーらが同地に集まり、祭りの間に殺される48頭の牛を象徴する同数のひつぎを並べて中に入り、闘牛に対する抗議活動を行った。

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  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 1

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: Revellers hold up their red hankerchiefs during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 1

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: Revellers celebrate during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 1

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: Revellers celebrate during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 1

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: Revellers hold up their red hankerchiefs during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 1

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: Revellers hold up their red hankerchiefs during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 1

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: Revellers hold up their red hankerchiefs during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 1

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: A reveller drinks from a wineskin during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises,' involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 1

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: A reveller has a bull shape haircut while another one drinks from a wineskin during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises,' involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

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    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: Revellers hold up their red handkerchiefs during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises,' involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 1

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: A reveller drinks from a wineskin during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises,' involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 1

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: A man extends his face sprayed with wine as revellers celebrate during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises,' involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 1

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: Revellers celebrate during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises,' involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 1

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: Revellers celebrate during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises,' involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 1

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: Revellers celebrate during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises,' involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 1

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: A dog wears a red handkerchief and hat during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises,' involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 1

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: Revellers celebrate during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises,' involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

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    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: A man wears red glasses while being sprayed as revellers celebrate during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises,' involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 1

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: A woman holds a wineskin as revellers celebrate during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises,' involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 1

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: Revellers celebrate during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises,' involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

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    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: A woman reacts from being sprayed as revellers celebrate during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises,' involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 1

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: Revellers celebrate during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises,' involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 1

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06: A reveller drinks from a wineskin during the opening day or 'Chupinazo', of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises,' involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

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    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: An Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bull stands alone surrounded by a crowd of runners on the way to entering the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 2

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: An Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bull stands alone surrounded by a crowd of runners on the way to entering the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 2

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: A Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bull (L) collides with runners entering the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 2

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: An Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bull stands alone surrounded by a crowd of runners on the way to entering the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 2

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: A Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bull (L) collides with runners entering the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 2

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: A Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bull (L) collides with runners entering the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 2

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: A Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bull runs above a runner entering the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 2

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: An Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bull stands alone surrounded by a crowd of runners on the way to entering the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 2

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: An Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bull runs into the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 2

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: An Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bull stands alone surrounded by a crowd of runners on the way to entering the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 2

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: Revelers run with an Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bull entering the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 2

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: A Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bull (L) collides with runners entering the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 2

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: An Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bull stands alone surrounded by a crowd of runners on the way to entering the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 2

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: An Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bull runs past two runners entering the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 2

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: Revelers run with an Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bull entering the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 2

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: An Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bull stands alone surrounded by a crowd of runners on the way to entering the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival, on July 7, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)

  • Fiesta De San Fermin Running Of The Bulls - Day 2

    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: Steers make their way through a crowd of runners after the Alcurrucen's ranch fighting bulls entered the bullring during the second day of the San Fermin Running Of The Bulls festival on July 7, 2013 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona, this year for nine days from July 6-14. (Photo by Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images)