Running of the bulls
Bernie Brown II
Thousands of revelers gathered together to celebrate the start of the San Fermin Festival known as the 'Chupinazo' at the Town Hall of Pamplona in northern Spain on July 6, 2012. The traditional 'Chupinazo' rocket launch kicked off the celebrations at midday as rabble rousers cheered and hollered in Ayuntamiento square. The nine-day San Fermin bull-running festival runs from July 6 to 14 and features a surfeit of liquor, carousing, and the daily running of the bulls for nine straight days.
SPAIN-SAN FERMIN-LIFE | Pedro Armestre
A runner is pictured before the fourth run of the bulls of the San Fermin festival, on July 10, 2012, in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona. The festival is a symbol of Spanish culture that attracts thousands of tourists to watch the bull runs despite heavy condemnation from animal rights groups. (c) Pedro ARMESTRE
The Running of the Bulls 2012
this must stop. Its actually cowardice and cruelty...a sport of taking pleasure in the torture of an animal who is already bled so weak as to not be much of a threat to start with. Then he is attacked again and again until he dies. Yeah...that's manly, eh? If traditions are cruel, they must stop, just as we've stopped most abusive old beliefs and practices in society...such as putting adulterous women to death, etc. The running of the bulls end here PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JOSEBA ETXABURU (REUTERS)