Goring, goring, gone…

July 13, 2009

Blog Guy, I heard it was another rough day for the revelers at the running of the bulls.

You bet. Despite the fact that a bunch of runners had already been injured at the Animal Cruelty Festival in Pamplona, one of them fatally, they were off and running again yesterday, with other serious injuries.

Wow. Was there any single low-point?

I was particulary taken by this photo of a guy passing a cigarette to another guy. If you need a smoke when bulls are rampaging through the streets, you may have a problem.

Okay, but I know there must be moments of bravery, too, aren’t there?

Sure. There was Capuchino, the bull who killed one runner and gored three others.

Awesome! I bet he has a place of honor for being such a fearsome fighter! What happened to Capuchino?

He was the first one killed by a matador in the afternoon bullfights.

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Above: A festival goer passes a cigarette during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, July 12, 2009.  REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

Left: Runners are chased by Miura fighting bulls, July 12, 2009. REUTERS/ Susana Vera

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