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Woman has 2,500 needles stuck in her back to protest bullfighting (video)

By Mason White 11:45 AM January 6, 2015
Fanny Pachon with needles in her back 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A woman went through great pains to have many needles inserted in her back to protest bullfighting.

The female activist took the pain to make a point for the cause.

Animal rights activist Fanny Pachon is so angered by traditional bullfights that she had 2,500 needles stuck in her back to protest against cruelty to bulls.

Pachon, 35, considers the sport barbaric and cruel. She is determined to get the sport banned in Colombia, where she still lives.

An acupuncturist named David Hernandez, placed the needles on her back, while people recorded the act.

The protest took place outside the mayor’s office in Cartagena. Pachon said that she decided to take extreme measures because she was frustrated with the lack of official response to repeated requests to stop bullfighting.

Many people joined the protest, demanding the mayor stop bullfighting.

It has emerged that Pachon may have another motive for sticking the needles in her back. If confirmed, she could beat the Guinness World Record for the most needles in her body.

The current record is held by Wei Shengchu of China, who had 2,009 needles in his head. Although Pachon managed to have 2,500 stuck in her skin, Guinness World Record officials have not yet announced whether she beat the record.