Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Rule #176: Running of the bulls

This is on my bucket list! ...    

 I honestly hate violence. That's why I broke up that fight in front of Phil's after the superbowl. All by myself. Without J's help. I also hate animal cruelty. So, needless to say the running of the bulls in Spain and Portugal is something I'm not a fan of. 
However, If I was made to watch this ridiculous show of bravado by a bunch of sadists, I'd root for the bulls. These animals have no choice in the matter. They're forced into it by the tools that participate. They taunt them, torture them and whatnot, then we're supposed to feel sorry for them when they get a horn up the ass. I normally can't even look at pictures of people getting hurt but when I see a bull giving the horn to a bull runner, I'm all like "Yeah bull!" 

I also see they have medical personnel on hand. Why? If you go out to purposely hurt yourself by being a dickwad asshole, the taxpayers shouldn't have to foot the bill. These people (and I use that term loosely) should have to tend to their own injuries. Bring some band aids. Every year, between 200 and 300 people are injured during the run. Surprisingly only 15 people have been killed in Pamplona since record keeping began in 1910. But even with those numbers it doesn't seem like a great way to spend an afternoon. I don't have the numbers in front of me, but I assume 100% of the bulls have been killed.

In the new world, there will be no running of the bulls. And if there is, there certainly won't be any medical assistance available.


Now to check my bucket list;
Things to make fun of:
  1. Running of the bulls
  2. Soccer
  3. Dan slurping his milk lid
  4. Religion
  5. People who say "rules were meant to be broken"
  6. Greeting cards


  1. I agree. We treat animals really badly in every sense and as soon as they retaliate or behave as if they were in their own environment we rush to 'put them down'. I just don't get it. People who agree to be part of this bull run thing should sign a 'waiver' so that they provide or pay for all of their own medical expenses and clean up the streets afterwards.

    1. There seems to be an inherent draconian mentality being passed down through generations that we may never be able to get rid of. I like the waiver idea. It won't help the bulls much, it's a good start.

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  3. If running of the bulls is too cruel to bulls maybe we could replace it with something more animal friendly =- but still painful to morons .Running of the Tractors maybe.


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