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7 Gored During Pamplona's Running of the Bulls

3 Americans among the injured

(Newser) - Six foreigners, including three Americans, were among seven people gored in a hair-raising second running of the bulls Friday at Pamplona's San Fermin festival, the Navarra regional government said. A 58-year-old Spaniard identified only by the initials FLR, a 73-year-old South African man identified as MHO, and a Canadian... More »

Cops Kill Rancher in Scuffle Over Loose Bull

Jack Yantis brought gun to scene after crash involving bull: cops

(Newser) - Two deputies in Idaho killed a cattle rancher after a dispute over an injured bull on Sunday, authorities say. The bizarre case unfolded after rancher Jack Yantis, 62, received a call that one of his bulls had gotten loose near Council, a town of 800 north of Boise, and was... More »

Pamplona Cops: Do Not Stop for Selfies With Bulls

'Idiot with mobile' faces $4.1K fine

(Newser) - While putting yourself in the way of stampeding bulls is considered a matter of personal choice at Pamplona's annual festival, authorities say slowing down for a selfie while doing so is just plain stupid. A runner who was filmed trying to get a photo of himself inches ahead of... More »

Running of the Bulls Coming to US

Organizers say it will be safer, but the Humane Society is not happy

(Newser) - Americans will no longer have to travel to Spain to get trampled on by hordes of running bulls. The Great Bull Run, a new US-based event, will allow thrillseekers to experience Pamplona's favorite pastime stateside, reports the AP . The first run will be held near Richmond, Virginia, on August... More »

23 Hurt in Bloody Pamplona Pileup

But no fatalities as human-bull melee happens outside bull ring

(Newser) - This morning marked the penultimate running of the bulls in Spain's storied San Fermin Festival, and it turned bloody quickly, with 23 revelers in Pamplona injured in a pileup of bulls and humans outside the bull ring. As the AP reports, dozens of falling runners clogged the ring's... More »

Randy Bull Trashes Cop Car

Escaped bull tries to mate with man against squad car

(Newser) - From Arkansas, one of many good reasons to stay out of the way of escaped bulls: A sheriff's deputy responding to calls about a loose bull found a man slapping the animal across the head and trying to lead it across a yard. The amorous bull then tried to... More »

3 Gored at Running of the Bulls

None seriously injured

(Newser) - The third bull run of the San Fermin festival saw three runners gored, two Brits and one American. All were gored in the leg and none was seriously injured, the AP reports. Thousands ran ahead of the six bulls in Pamplona today for about three minutes over the 2,785-foot... More »

Man Dragged 30 Yards in Pamplona Bull Run

San Fermin festival kicks off series of annual races

(Newser) - Stampeding bulls gored an elderly man and injured five others in Pamplona today during the San Fermin festival's first bull run, AFP reports. A 73-year-old local man took a horn to the leg, but wasn't seriously hurt, and a runner was knocked down on the final stretch and... More »

Meet Spain's Killer Star: 'Mouse'

Killer bull becomes big celebrity in Spain

(Newser) - A 1,200-pound, 11-year-old bull named "Mouse" has become an unlikely star in Spain: After killing as three people —most recently on Aug. 14—and injuring five over the years, Mouse is now the most famous beast in the country, reports the AP . More than 3,000 fans... More »

Deadly Bull Kills 3rd Victim in 10 Years

Bull is so fearsome, owners command higher fee for appearances

(Newser) - A fearsome bull killed a man at a festival in Spain Saturday—the bull's third kill in 10 years. Ratón, or Mouse, has such a terrifying reputation that its owners earn more than $14,000 whenever it appears at a festival, the Guardian reports. This time around, witnesses... More »

Man Dies After Being Gored by Wayward Bull

74-year-old man gored in the neck during bull run

(Newser) - A 74-year-old man has died after being gored in the neck by a young bull during a small-town summer festival. The man was charged and killed by the young bull during an early morning bull-run in the northern town of Lodosa today, a spokeswoman for the Spanish town said. She... More »

2 Gored by Bulls in Pamplona

Bulls managed to claim a few victims during fastest run yet

(Newser) - Six races down, two to go, and score another one for Pamplona's famed bulls. Two people were gored in today's 8am run, the fastest yet, notes the AP . One person sustained a horn injury to the back, another was wounded in the shoulder, and at least two other... More »

Catalonia Bans Bullfights (Hemingway Saw It Coming)

Region is first in mainland Spain to abolish the sport

(Newser) - Score one for the bulls. Catalonia became the first region in mainland Spain to ban bullfighting today, reports the BBC . Animal rights activists who see the sport as barbaric succeeded in getting the ban passed, much to the dismay of those who see it as an integral part of the... More »

Bull Gores Matador's Throat

Surgeons struggle for hours to reconstruct mouth

(Newser) - A Spanish matador was struggling to recover today after suffering horrific injuries when a bull's horn entered his throat and exited his mouth. The half-ton bull caught Julio Aparicio under the chin when the matador lost his balance and stumbled while executing a pass in Madrid. Aparicio, 41, was tossed... More »

Pamplona Bull Kills Man; First Fatality in 14 Years

(Newser) - A man was gored to death during the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, today—the first fatality at the celebrated festival since 1995. The victim, believed to be British, was rushed to the hospital with injuries to his neck and lung, but doctors failed to resuscitate him. The... More »

Dow Who? Pamplona's Bulls Still Charging

(Newser) - Thousands of daredevil tourists have descended on Pamplona, Spain, for the annual running of the bulls that began today. Four were injured on the first day, including one American, though nobody was gored. As Time reports, sprinting ahead of six half-ton angry bulls is pretty dangerous, but many injuries result... More »

Brits Bellow Over 'Racist' White Bull Ad

(Newser) - A British milk ad showing an angry black-spotted bull "purifying" himself white is racist, consumers are bellowing—charges a UK advertising council has labeled bull. "Viewers were likely to understand that the black-and-white bulls were intended as a metaphor for milk and were unlikely to interpret the purification... More »

Wayward Bull Steers Into Supermarket

Where's the beef?

(Newser) - A wayward bull nearly locked horns with employees as it slipped through sliding glass doors and raced up aisles in a supermarket in Ireland, reports the Guardian. The animal, which escaped from a nearly outdoor market, butted a shopping cart that workers used to try to corral him, and chased... More »

Madoff's Taste in Home Decor Full of Bull

(Newser) - While seizing Bernie Madoff's Palm Beach possessions yesterday, US Marshals got an eyeful of the fraudster's home furnishings, reports the Palm Beach Post. And they weren't impressed. "I've never seen so much bull in my life," said one deputy. "Pictures of bulls, bull statues, even bulls on... More »

At Testicle Fest, Visitors Go Nuts

Utah event showcases beer-battered Rocky Mountain Oysters

(Newser) - Attendees were urged to “have a ball” this weekend at the annual Testicle Festival in southwestern Wyoming, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. The two-day event raises $30,000 for charity as it salutes cowboy traditions, offering guests the chance to munch on “Rocky Mountain Oysters”—known in... More »

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