A BRITISH poet has blasted Brits who are taking part in this week’s Pamplona bull running.
Reggae star Benjamin Zephaniah insists anyone attending the seven day festival will have ‘blood on their hands’.
His attack came after a British reveller was injured on the first day of the San Fermín festival.
John Bennett, 44, from Wolverhampton, nearly suffocated beneath a pile of people after falling the moment a lone bull turned on runners.
Trapped beneath bodies, Bennett insisted his life was saved when he was dragged out by a first aid worker.
“It was the first time I’ve run and it will be the last” said Mr Bennett.
In an article in The Guardian, Zephaniah meanwhile claimed that anyone visiting Pamplona during San Fermín, even if they weren’t actually running the bulls, were contributing to the suffering of the animals.
“Every shared tapa, every cerveza, every booked hotel room and balcony bolsters the killing,” he wrote.
“Tormenting and butchering bulls for entertainment belongs to the dark ages – not the 21st century’ he continued.
Animal rights group Peta also highlighted the body count by sending people to lie in 48 coffins in Pamplona, to represent the four dozen bulls killed during San Fermín.