Northern Kentucky Man Hurt During Running Of Bulls

Northern Kentucky Man Hurt During Running Of Bulls

Northern Kentucky Man Hurt During Running Of Bulls

The festival every year, comes under the scanner by animal activists for mistreatment of bulls.

Thousands of runners joined in on the fun by dressing head to toe in white, with bright-red neckerchiefs created to catch the eye of the bulls.

He was reportedly hospitalized after being gored by a bull in the leg.

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Injuries are common during the bull run, which has remained a staple of San Fermin despite animal welfare considerations.

One of several bull running fiestas held around Spain every year, San Fermin was made famous when it featured in USA author Ernest Hemingway's novel "The Sun Also Rises".

A 46-year-old American was in a serious condition after he and two others were gored during the first day of the running of the bulls in the northern Spanish town of Pamplona on Sunday, regional authorities said.

Revellers run after the fighting bulls at the entrance to the bullring.

Hundreds of "runners" race ahead of or next to the bulls, while the more risk-averse watch from balconies.

The festival, which also involves religious processions, concerts and all-night drinking, attracts thousands of visitors from around the world.

The annual bull festival will go on till July 14.

After the first of the eight bull runs had to be treated on Sunday, five people in the hospital, three of them had been taken on the horns.

From 1910 to the present, 16 people have been killed in the annual bull festival in Spain. The last death occurred in 2009, when Daniel Jimeno Romero was gored in the neck.

Peta have called for the banning of all bullfighting and bull running worldwide. Some Americans come to follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway, who immortalised the Pamplona festival in his 1926 novel "The Sun Also Rises".

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