Three People Were Gored at Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls (Video)

Running of the Bulls - Pamplona

It doesn’t get much press every year, but the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona still takes place, much to the dismay of animal rights activists. This year, the toll taken on the runners consisted of three participants being gored—two American and one British.

I don’t know if Americans are naturally worse at doing this, or just over-represented at such a silly event, leaving them more likely to become a statistic here.

In case it wasn’t common sense, the reason that animal rights groups protest the event is because the bulls, as they run in Pamplona, are tormented and hit by both the runners and the crowds, and their violence is more out of fear and confusion than pure aggression. That’s to say nothing of the fact that all of it is done for the sake of a very questionable and pointless event.

According to reports, one 27-year-old runner from California was gored in the armpit. The other American was 37, and the Brit was 30. They are all in serious condition.

Here are videos of the happenings:

Hmmm. I’m not sure the world NEEDS this as an event anymore. History and tradition be damned.

Hat Tip – [Metro and The Guardian]

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