Letter of Protest: Running with Bulls
Most recently I attended the public event known as ‘Running with Bulls’. Due to three major points I have observed about this annual occurrence and will shortly elaborate on, I would like to protest that this event must be stopped. The first negative effect of ‘Running with Bulls’ is the impact it has on the competitors and all other people near about. As proved from the latest event and tales of previous examples, other people can easily be hurt, injured or even killed because of the bulls who are allowed to rampage through anywhere they are able to go. Even just yesterday at the event I witnessed dozens of people being carried away on stretchers. Because of this, the Running with Bulls can actually be considered a very inconsiderate and senseless practice. In general the happening is also annoying for tourists who want to sit at the beach and just enjoy time in public areas of hotels. The same thing goes for the competitors. Anyone can get involved and compete in this run, making a serious risk for each and every competitor to get injured. The competition is generally quite pointless as no-one won the prize. The only few people who did get some hints of success was a man or quite foolishly seized the bull by the horns, and an old man with a lasso in a rowing boat! Participants also become the laughing stock during the event as they rarely manage to find any sort of attainment increase. In general the happening is also annoying for tourists who want to sit at the beach and just enjoy time in public areas of hotels. The second negative effect of ‘Running with Bulls’ is the impact it has on the bulls themselves. Despite posing a huge threat to all those around them, bulls are actually also quite hurt from several aspects about the event. The bulls are carried around on a severely cramped truck around town for probably long distances and will most probably be traumatised from the journey. And next, even...
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