Human Interest 25-Year-Old Man from Florida Among 3 People Gored During Bull Run in Spain The Navarra regional government said three other runners were left with bruises, per the media reports By Abigail Adams Abigail Adams Instagram Twitter Digital News Writer, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on July 11, 2022 04:44 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Photo: Villar López/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Three people, including an American, were gored during a bull run in Spain on Monday, per multiple reports. Officials said a 25-year-old man from Sunrise, Fla., and two 29-year-old Spanish men, were injured during the fifth bull run at Pamplona's San Fermín Festival on Monday, the Associated Press, AFP and New York Post reported. According to the outlets, the American was inside the bullring when he was pierced in the calf. AFP reported that one of the Spanish men was in the ring when one of the animals impaled him in the groin. The other man was gored in his knee while in the street. Per the reports, the Navarra regional government said three other runners were bruised during the event. Teen Cheerleader Who Survived Shark Attack Takes First Steps After Leg Amputation: 'Such a Warrior' Jesus Diges/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock The outlets said the goring incidents are the first to occur at this year's festival. Three or more runs are conducted daily, with each run ending at Pamplona's bullring. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free weekly newsletter to get the biggest news of the week delivered to your inbox every Friday. Later in the day, the bulls are killed by bullfighters in what some animal rights advocates consider an outdated and horrific practice. Animal rights activists protested in Pamplona this year, according to the Washington Post, as they have in previous years. Various animal rights organizations oppose the act of bullfighting, including People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Penn. Woman Gored by a Bison at Yellowstone National Park in Third Recent Attack "Bullfighting is the long ritualized execution of bulls and many tourists who come to the bull-runs don't actually realize that the same bulls they're running down a couple of streets with are later killed in the bullring that day," Chelsea Monroe, PETA senior digital campaign officer, told the Post. "They're stabbed over and over again for 20 minutes until they're dead," said Monroe. "We want the tourists to know that their money is supporting this really cruel industry."