Bull Jumps into Crowd in Spain Injuring Over Thirty Spectators
A bull injured forty people on Wednesday in Spain when it jumped into the stands to attack the crowd at a bullring in the northern town of Tafalla.
Raw video of the event posted online on Thursday showed the bull leaping over barriers and landing in the packed stands of the arena.
The bull was killed after it was subdued with the help of a former bullfighter in the crowd. Most of the injuries were cuts and bruises, but one man was gored in the back, another suffered crushed vertebrae and a 10-year-old boy remained in intensive care on Thursday at a hospital in the regional capital of Pamplona, the Spanish newspaper El País reported. The boy was injured when the 1,000-pound bull fell on him as it rampaged through the stands.
This sport was not the traditional bullfight as we know it, but instead one in which the participants just try to avoid the animal as it charges around the ring. Apparently this one animal was enraged enough and went after even more human targets than just the participants. This may be the wake up call needed to completely ban the sport in Spain. Currently the country is split over the outlawing of bull fights, a deadly sport. While this may be a popular and entertaining traditional sport, the lives and safety of the spectators and human participants should be first and foremost at any sports events.