The magnificent animals who slip and slide on the streets of Pamplona during the Running of the Bulls are later violently killed – all in the name of “tradition”. Torturing and killing a defenceless animal should not be celebrated as tradition. People have always tried to use tradition to justify horrible things, such as child labour and slavery. But tradition doesn’t make something right.
Bullfighting is a cruel blood sport that should have been relegated to the history books a long time ago. No matter what its history is, bullfighting consists of the torture, mutilation and slaughter of animals for entertainment.
Bulls are bred in fields and are not accustomed to the noise of the crowd or being surrounded by people. They are kept in crowded, dark enclosures, and when they are prodded onto the streets with electric shocks, they are momentarily blinded by the sunlight. They are terrified and are hit by runners with rolled up newspapers. The corners of the bulls’ route are quite sharp, and the animals often lose their footing and slide into walls, breaking bones and injuring themselves.
All the bulls who slip and slide on the streets of Pamplona are running towards a bloody and horrific death in the bullring.
TripAdvisor thinks the “butchering” of these Bulls is “Quirky” and rates it as the SECOND Quirkiest Festival to visit. That’s correct, TripAdvisor is promoting the extreme animal cruelty festival, telling MILLIONS of people about this “QUIRKY” event..
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TRIPADVISOR – What’s quirky about taunting and terrorising bulls along narrow village streets during which they are at risk of slipping and sustaining injuries such as broken bones? The bulls used in Pamplona are subjected to appalling abuse – they’re hit and prodded (sometimes with electric shock prods) by bullrun participants and scared into stampeding.
TRIPADVISOR - What’s quirky about an event that puts people’s lives at risk? People lured to Pamplona by upbeat recommendations, similar to the Trip Advisor one, have found themselves being carried away – dead or paralysed with serious lifelong injuries. A BBC News correspondent described one such incident as follows: “The fighting bull which gored [the victim] weighed half a tonne. It hit him in the abdomen, severed a main artery, sliced through his kidney and punctured his liver, before tossing him seven metres in the air…he died in hospital of massive blood loss.”
TRIPADVISOR - What’s quirky about an event that culminates with the slow torture to death of bulls in the local bullring? Irish humanitarian journalist Don Mullan vividly conveyed the horror of bullfighting in an Irish Times report. Describing matadors as “cowardly butchers” he told of how he witnessed an injured bull convulsing, a bull bleeding from its mouth and nose with “its tormented cries clearly audible” and a bull with its front covered in “liquid crimson”.
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