BREAKING: Brit Injured in Annual Running of the Bulls, Bulls Barbarically Killed
A Briton was injured today during the infamous Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. According to official sources, the 49-year-old man from Wembley, London, broke his ankle during the run and was hospitalised.
At least 15 people have been killed during the San Fermín festival over the years, and each death was entirely preventable. Numerous others have been maimed. So far this year, at least 12 humans have been injured, including three who were gored but were lucky enough to escape with their lives.
While the runners who are gored during this display of human cruelty and idiocy have voluntarily chosen to participate, the bulls have no choice in the matter – they are forced to run and later are viciously tormented and stabbed to death in the bullring.
© Lisa Markulla
Running of the Bulls
Bull runs take place every morning for eight days during the San Fermín festival. The terrified bulls are chased through Pamplona’s streets to the bullring and then held in the arena until that evening, when they’re tortured to death in a bullfight.
During a typical bullfight, several men taunt and stab the bull with harpoon-like banderillas until he becomes weakened from blood loss.
Then, the matador stabs the exhausted animal with a sword, and if the bull doesn’t die straight away, he’ll use a dagger or another weapon to cut the animal’s spinal cord. Many bulls are paralysed but still conscious as their ears or tails are cut off as trophies.
Last week, 54 protesters staged a “crime scene” cordoned off with yellow tape in the city centre. The supporters of PETA and Spanish animal protection group AnimaNaturalis represented each of the bulls who face a bloody death during the festival.
What You Can Do for Bulls
- Speak up. Take action to end the killing of bulls in Pamplona:
- Never attend a bullfight. Tourism is one of the industry’s main excuses for carrying on with this abhorrent bloodbath. Even though most visitors who witness the cruelty of a bullfight never, ever want to see one again, by that point, the money has been paid and the damage done.
- Don’t run with the bulls. Since all the bulls forced to participate in this cruel spectacle are eventually stabbed to death in the bullring, taking part in the Running of the Bulls supports the abuse and killing of animals.