Anti-Bullfighting Campaigner Breaks Record By Sticking 2,500 Needles In Her Body
Meet the anti-bullfighting campaigner who broke a world record by sticking 2,500 needles in her body as part of her bid to have the sport banned in her home country.
Traditionally, a bullfight involves the matador or chief performer, killing the animal by impaling it with a sword after a period of taunting it in front of spectators.
But Fanny Pachon who considers the sport barbaric and cruel, is determined to get it banned in her home nation of Colombia, where she lives.
As a symbolic gesture of unity with the tortured animal, Fanny decided to allow her own body to be pierced, not by spears, but by 2,500 needles.
She also had a tattoo showing the bloodied head of a bull inked on her arm.
“Me and my colleagues tried for years to get proper exposure to a campaign against bullfighting but it seemed to fall on deaf ears.”