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Do you think Spain should continue the famous “Running of the Bulls” event?

ABC News U.S. 2013/07/07 10:25:15
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Thousands of daredevils raced through the streets of the northern Spanish city of Pamplona on Monday in a hair-raising but relatively clean second bull run of the famed annual San Fermin festival.

There were no gorings in the run and four people were treated in city hospitals for injuries suffered in falls, Navarra Hospital chief Javier Sesma said.



The early morning race saw thrill-seekers dashing alongside six fighting bulls and six bell-tinkling steers that try to keep the beasts together along the narrow 930-yard (850-meter) course from a holding pen to the city bull ring. It lasted just over two minutes.

The run is televised nationally and is the highlight of the nine-day street partying festival, which became world famous following the 1926 publication of Ernest Hemingway's novel "The Sun Also Rises."

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  • FlyGalsMom 2013/07/24 05:14:35
    No, it’s too dangerous.
    FlyGalsMom
    I said NO not because it is dangerous but because it is BARBARIC to the bulls~ Bull fighting~ dog fighting~cock fights should all be abolished~
  • MisterOriginal 2013/07/19 02:09:11
    Yes, it’s tradition.
    MisterOriginal
    Beats the heck out of abortion for population control.
  • Kris 2013/07/16 16:41:24
  • jakep51 2013/07/15 04:54:49
    Yes, it’s tradition.
    jakep51
    Spain has ever right to continue this event if they wish to.
  • Dickens 2013/07/11 16:48:35
    Yes, it’s tradition.
    Dickens
    ...but it doesn't matter what I think; it only matters what Spain thinks...
  • Trish 2013/07/11 14:36:04
    Yes, it’s tradition.
    Trish
    If they get gored. It's their fault, as long as the bulls are okay.
  • mafe 2013/07/11 14:28:40
    No, it’s too dangerous.
    mafe
    And apart from that, thousands of bulls are killed because of this
  • Kris mafe 2013/07/16 16:46:47
  • buck strickland 2013/07/10 21:28:01
    Yes, it’s tradition.
    buck strickland
    +3
    If they like it why not, their choice. Too dangerous for me, but if taunting a deadly beast is fun go for it.
  • Thomas 2013/07/10 19:27:53
    No, it’s too dangerous.
    Thomas
    the only reason the bull is running is because its afraid and is feeling fear because of the crowd putting fear ina an animal is cruel and unnecessary. And why to u want to run with a dangerous animal?
  • I_Piss_N_UR_Coffee 2013/07/10 18:54:32
    No, it’s too dangerous.
    I_Piss_N_UR_Coffee
    It really is none of my business because I live in America and they can do what they want in Spain, but the practice seems absurd and pointlessly ignorant to me
  • rightagain 2013/07/10 18:07:44
    Yes, it’s tradition.
    rightagain
    Why would they end such a thing? skate boarders and Bike stunts are as dangerous or more and you don't stop them. And they are most often young kids. MYOB if you don't like adults having fun and taking risks. I may have just ran with them when I was younger but I never jumped my bikes like the kids do now and wouldn't have, back then.
  • CKarliner 2013/07/10 16:12:17
    Yes, it’s tradition.
    CKarliner
    +1
    And how can one read Hemingway without Pamplona and the running of the bulls?
  • ¤Creepy Lumberjack¤ >-QC-< 2013/07/10 15:17:36
    Yes, it’s tradition.
    ¤Creepy Lumberjack¤ >-QC-<
    But they should make sure that it's a little safer.
  • rightagain ¤Creepy... 2013/07/10 18:11:29
    rightagain
    miniature bulls
    That would be funny
  • Bob Anderson 2013/07/10 15:13:47
  • TheIntelligence 2013/07/10 14:59:59
    Yes, it’s tradition.
    TheIntelligence
    Sure, continue it, they're spanish... there is only so much you can do before they lie and say they stopped it, and then secretly still do it, like what they do with the Mediteranian fishing laws that they STILL BREAK EVERY DAY.
  • Berry 2013/07/10 13:43:37
    Yes, it’s tradition.
    Berry
    +1
    let them run,, (yells) you run spain dont listen to the ones yelling no,, these are called liberal hippies and they will infest your country like a virus rrrruuunnn...
  • BUCCANEER BTO- t -BCRA-F 2013/07/10 13:32:16
  • SIMPATTYCO 2013/07/10 13:14:17
    No, it’s too dangerous.
    SIMPATTYCO
    +2
    Bad for the bulls. The people are simply stupid.
  • Griegg 2013/07/10 11:56:47 (edited)
    Yes, it’s tradition.
    Griegg
    They should discontinue the torturing of the bulls used in the event.
  • Twinky 2013/07/10 10:47:01
    No, it’s too dangerous.
    Twinky
    +2
    Not for the danger but cruelty to the bull

    Not all traditions are good!
    slavery tradition
  • Zach055 2013/07/10 08:14:38
  • Nicholas DeShane 2013/07/10 07:28:43
  • Jo 2013/07/10 07:07:33
    No, it’s too dangerous.
    Jo
    +2
    dangerous, barbaric and stupid.
  • Keegan The Fabulous 2013/07/10 06:17:34
    No, it’s too dangerous.
    Keegan The Fabulous
    +2
    Has nothing to do with danger, though. If you become eligible for the choir or die, it's all your fault and yours only.

    But when a tradition normally includes abusing and/or killing animals...

    eligible choir die fault tradition includes abusing andor killing animals
  • CSAcitizen 2013/07/10 04:07:44
    No, it’s too dangerous.
    CSAcitizen
    +1
    They need to get rid of the cruel bull fighting events too ! Spain as well as Mexico are so well known for their cruelty to animals. Spanish people are not animal lovers by far ! Love the Spainsh language but not their culture !
  • JohnDeuxTrois95 2013/07/10 04:03:30
    Yes, it’s tradition.
    JohnDeuxTrois95
    I don't mind it but it has nothing to do with tradition. The only reason I am conflicted is because I am an animal lover and don't agree with the post-run treatment of the bulls. But if they let bulls live afterwards I would have no qualms with it.
  • EmoKiss:3 2013/07/10 03:53:32
    No, it’s too dangerous.
    EmoKiss:3
    +1
    I care more about the bulls though...
  • Ozymandias 2013/07/10 02:43:43
  • Cap 2013/07/10 02:32:07
    Yes, it’s tradition.
    Cap
    Actually, the tradition I'm in favor of is the Spaniards deciding what it is they want to do - if it's to continue the "Running of the Bulls", that's fine, and, if it's to discontinue it, that's fine, too. Maybe even a little better. But, in fact, what I could really get behind is something else yet - a "Running of the Bulls" where the people being chased are the non-Spaniards who are so presumptuous as to think they have a place in telling the Spanish what to do.
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2013/07/10 02:27:28
    No, it’s too dangerous.
    MOMMA THOMAS
    HAVE TO BE CRAZY FOR THAT ONE!
  • SoD 2013/07/10 02:25:13
    Yes, it’s tradition.
    SoD
  • Bureauc 0Bamao 2013/07/10 01:35:08
    Yes, it’s tradition.
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    +1
    Anyone without the sense to stay out of the path of a raging bull should be allowed to get trampled and or gored without the PC Police getting involved.
  • RubenRibnik 2013/07/09 22:46:03
    Yes, it’s tradition.
    RubenRibnik
    +2
    who the hell are any of us to tell another country what to do. obummer thinks he an get away with it but even Kenya told him to piss off..
  • none 2013/07/09 21:51:44
    Yes, it’s tradition.
    none
    +2
    It's the choice of the people involved, for them it's fun and exciting.
  • CSAcitizen none 2013/07/10 04:17:33
    CSAcitizen
    It's not fun for the bulls they torture to death after the run ! And the bulls are confused and scared to death on that run as they are teased and tawnted all through it and then cruely killed after wards. THe Spanish culture loves to torture animlas. They need to stop the bull fights too. They need to find inanamate objects to use for their tough show-off shows to show what "men" they are. THey must have a society of really impotent men to have to pick on animlas all the time trying ot show their "manhood" ! ! .Any man who has to use animals to torture and abuse is no man ! He is a coward !!
  • Bocephus 2013/07/09 21:19:29
  • Jim Smith Bocephus 2013/07/09 21:48:57
    Jim Smith
    +1
    Female circumcision was a tradition too, should we continue that?
  • CSAcitizen Jim Smith 2013/07/10 04:21:55
    CSAcitizen
    +1
    Good one !

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