One gored, 3 others injured in Spain’s running of the bulls

One gored, 3 others injured in Spain’s running of the bulls

The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of U.S. writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled "The Sun Also Rises", involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring.

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The festival regularly stokes debate about the treatment of animals.


THREE people have been rushed to hospital after being seriously injured at the Running of the Bull festival in Pamplona, Spain. On each day of the festival six bulls are released at 8:00 a.m. (0600 GMT) to run from their corral through the narrow, cobbled streets of the old town over an 850-meter (yard) course.

Revellers run after the fighting bulls at the entrance to the bullring.

Injuries at the event are common and at least 16 people have died taking part since 1910, when records began.


"Young bulls who have had very little contact with humans are transported to Pamplona on a long and stressful journey", the organisation wrote in a recent petition.

Party-goers celebrate the start of the annual festival.

The most recent death was in 2009 when 27-year-old Daniel Jimeno, from Madrid, was gored in the neck by a bull called Capuchino.


"The festival organisers confine them to a small pen for several days". Some Americans come to follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway, who immortalised the Pamplona festival in his 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises".

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