Running Of The Bulls Day 2: Four Injuries, Thousands Of Idiots, One Glorious Statue

  • Rick Chandler

We’ve finished Day 2 of the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, and here are the statistics: Four injured, one seriously. No one gored. One awesome bull statue found.

No one was gored but a Navarra regional government statement said a 23-year-old man from Nottingham, England, was in serious condition with chest injuries and rib fractures sustained during the frenzied dash through the narrow winding streets of this northern city. He was identified only by his initials, T. H.

The government said a Japanese man and a Spaniard were also treated in hospital for light injuries.

One person was gored in the opening run Monday.

If you’re like me and think that the Running of the Bulls, and bullfighting, is idiotic, barbaric behavior, a good place to start is by protesting the travel agencies that sell tickets to this festival of gore.

Ever attend the Pamplona event, or plan to attend? Here are your tourist dollars at work:

Despite the popularity of the San Fermin Festival, bullfighting is a dying sport in Spain, and in other corners of the world. The only thing that keeps it alive is tourism money.

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