It’s festival time, round up some poor animals!
I hate to get serious here, and I promise I won’t make it a habit, but WTF?
In the past couple of days alone, we’ve had pictures from a festival in Spain where they attach flaming torches to a bull’s horns, as well as photos and video of a bull leaping into the stands and injuring dozens of spectators at a different event in Spain, where “young boys run before the bull trying to avoid being caught.”
All this from the country that brings you the annual running of the bulls in Pamplona, and regular bullfights where morons dressed like Elton John torture animals to death slowly before a cheering mob.
What exactly is wrong with those people, that every festival has to involve killing, maiming, torturing or frightening poor animals? And what sort of folks put young boys in a ring in front of a bull, anyway?
Are the people over there incapable of just watching Netflix, playing video games or reading The Onion online to pass the time?
And I’d really like to know what happened to the dumbass in this bottom right photo, who appears to be pulling the tail of the bull with the flaming horns.
I can only hope the bull turned around and gave the guy a free hot colonoscopy seconds after this picture was taken, but somehow I doubt it. Life just isn’t that fair.
Top: A bull with flaming horns, known as “bou embolat”, is seen in the bullring during a town festival in Amposta, south of Catalonia, August 18, 2010. REUTERS/Albert Gea
Left: Spectators try to escape after a bull leaped into the stands during a ‘recortadores’ competition in Tafalla August 18, 2010. At least 40 spectators were injured on Wednesday after the bull jumped into the stands during the competition, in which young boys run before the bull trying to avoid being caught. REUTERS/Alberto Galdona
Right: Revelers let a bull with flaming horns, known as “bou embolat”, into a bullring during a town festival in Amposta, south of Catalonia, August 18, 2010. Picture taken August 18, 2010. REUTERS/Albert Gea (