Bullfighting http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/41571/all en Killer Spanish bull called 'Mouse´' dies: owner http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/killer-spanish-bull-called-mouse-dies-owner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spain's most feared bull, who killed three people and injured dozens of others at bullfighting fiestas, has died, its owner said Monday, adding he now wants to have the half-tonne beast embalmed and put on display at a museum.</p> <p>"It all happened within 24 hours. We found him a bit sickly and we gave him antibiotics but he died yesterday afternoon," Gregorio de Jesus, the owner of the bull named "Raton", or "Mouse" in English, told AFP by telephone from his breeding farm near the village of Sueca in the eastern region of Valencia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130325/killer-spanish-bull-called-mouse-dies-owner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rights Bullfighting Gregorio de Jesus Zoology AFP Mon, 25 Mar 2013 16:01:13 +0000 5793348 at http://www.globalpost.com Revellers kick off Spain's Pamplona bull run festival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130706/revellers-kick-spains-pamplona-bull-run-festival <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A red-and-white ocean of revellers packed the Spanish city of Pamplona on Saturday to launch the San Fermin festival, a nine-day mix of partying and fleeing huge, sharp-horned fighting bulls.</p> <p>The alcohol-soaked bedlam sets off at noon (1000 GMT) with a traditional shout from the balcony of city hall of "Viva San Fermin!" and the launch of a rocket known as the "chupinazo".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130706/revellers-kick-spains-pamplona-bull-run-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bullfighting Navarre San Fermín AFP Sat, 06 Jul 2013 12:06:17 +0000 5877096 at http://www.globalpost.com Flag flap delays Spain's Pamplona bull run festival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130706/flag-flap-delays-spains-pamplona-bull-run-festival <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A red-and-white ocean of revellers erupted in cheers to launch Spain's annual San Fermin bull-running festival on Saturday but only after a 19-minute delay caused by a giant Basque flag that blocked the starting rocket.</p> <p>The nine-day mix of alcohol-soaked partying and fleeing huge, sharp-horned fighting bulls is supposed to start at noon each year with a traditional shout of "Viva San Fermin!" and the launch of a firecracker known as the "chupinazo".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130706/flag-flap-delays-spains-pamplona-bull-run-festival" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bullfighting Navarre Spain AFP Sat, 06 Jul 2013 12:33:39 +0000 5877142 at http://www.globalpost.com Scare for runners in Spain's opening Pamplona bull-run http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130707/scare-runners-spains-opening-pamplona-bull-run <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thrill-seekers got a scare Sunday as they fled half-tonne, sharp-horned fighting bulls charging through Pamplona in the opening run of Spain's San Fermin festival.</p> <p>Six huge bulls and six steers carved a path through masses of runners dressed in white with red scarves around their necks and packed into the winding, cobbled streets of the northern Spanish city.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130707/scare-runners-spains-opening-pamplona-bull-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rights Bullfighting Culture AFP Sun, 07 Jul 2013 10:07:13 +0000 5877586 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulls knock over runners, 4 injured in Pamplona run http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130708/bulls-knock-over-runners-4-injured-pamplona-run <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Half-tonne fighting bulls knocked over thrill-seekers Monday in a fast, adrenaline-charged chase that left four injured during Spain's San Fermin festival.</p> <p>A firework set off the race, releasing six black bulls and six steers to thunder through cobbled streets to the bull ring of the northern city of Pamplona.</p> <p>Thousands of people fled as the large, sharp-horned beasts charged along the winding 848.6-metre course in a quick two minutes and 25 seconds. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130708/bulls-knock-over-runners-4-injured-pamplona-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bullfighting Navarre San Fermín AFP Mon, 08 Jul 2013 09:02:36 +0000 5878119 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulls knock over runners, four injured in Pamplona run http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130708/bulls-knock-over-runners-four-injured-pamplona-run <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Half-tonne fighting bulls knocked over thrill-seekers Monday in a fast, adrenaline-fueled chase that left four injured in Spain's San Fermin festival.</p> <p>A firework set off the race, sending the six bulls and six steers thundering through cobbled streets to the bull ring of the northern city of Pamplona.</p> <p>Thousands of people fled as the sharp-horned beasts charged along the winding 848.6-metre (2,800-foot) course in a quick two minutes and 25 seconds. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130708/bulls-knock-over-runners-four-injured-pamplona-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bullfighting Navarre San Fermín AFP Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:33:01 +0000 5878182 at http://www.globalpost.com No one hurt on 2nd day of Spain's running of the bulls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130708/no-one-hurt-2nd-day-spains-running-the-bulls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pamplona, Spain, Jul 8 (EFE).- No one was injured Monday in the second running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in this northern Spanish city.</p> <p>It took the bulls less than 2 1/2 minutes to cross the 850-meter (approximately half-mile) distance from the Santo Domingo stockyard to the bullring.</p> <p>Monday saw a much smaller number of runners, as many of the tourists who crowded Pamplona for Saturday's start of the festival left town after the weekend.</p> <p>The event will continue through July 14.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130708/no-one-hurt-2nd-day-spains-running-the-bulls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bullfighting Navarre Spain Agencia EFE Mon, 08 Jul 2013 16:04:50 +0000 5878457 at http://www.globalpost.com Bulls knock over runners in Pamplona injuring four http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130708/bulls-knock-over-runners-pamplona-injuring-four <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Half-tonne fighting bulls knocked over thrill-seekers Monday in a fast, adrenaline-fuelled chase through the cobbled streets of Pamplona that left four injured in Spain's San Fermin festival.</p> <p>Thousands of people fled as the sharp-horned beasts charged along the winding 848.6-metre (2,800-foot) course in a quick two minutes and 25 seconds.</p> <p>"We did not realise how big they would be. They were massive. They once turned round and came back again. Oh my God, it was crazy, indescribable," said 25-year-old Scot Ellis of London, who was with a group of friends.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130708/bulls-knock-over-runners-pamplona-injuring-four" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bullfighting Navarre San Fermín AFP Mon, 08 Jul 2013 20:31:15 +0000 5878655 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain bull run draws thrill-seekers, the young and veterans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130709/spain-bull-run-draws-thrill-seekers-the-young-and-veterans <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Young daredevils from around the world flock to Pamplona during the San Fermin bull running festival to join veteran locals in a mad dash through the cobbled streets of the Spanish city ahead of a pack of six fighting bulls.</p> <p>The nine-day festival draws tens of thousands of visitors, including many from Britain, Australia and the United States, with its mix of concerts, round-the-clock partying and religious processions.</p> <p>But the biggest draw is the daily bull run. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130709/spain-bull-run-draws-thrill-seekers-the-young-and-veterans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal rights Bullfighting Culture AFP Tue, 09 Jul 2013 05:03:43 +0000 5878954 at http://www.globalpost.com Two injured in Pamplona bull run http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130709/two-injured-pamplona-bull-run <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thrill-seekers tumbled into each other in a scramble to escape six half-tonne fighting bulls thundering through the cobbled streets of Spain's northern city of Pamplona on Tuesday in a mad dash that sent two men to hospital.</p> <p>The two injured men, Spaniards aged 30 and 47, suffered bruises in falls and were taken to hospital for treatment after the third bull run of the annual San Fermin festival, regional health officials said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130709/two-injured-pamplona-bull-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bullfighting Spain Spanish culture AFP Tue, 09 Jul 2013 10:33:19 +0000 5879130 at http://www.globalpost.com Two injured in Pamplona bull run http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130709/two-injured-pamplona-bull-run-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thrill-seekers fled six half-tonne fighting bulls and six steers thundering through the cobbled streets of Spain's northern city of Pamplona on Tuesday in a mad dash that sent two men to hospital and left one animal dead.</p> <p>The two injured men, Spaniards aged 30 and 47, suffered bruises in falls and were taken to hospital for treatment after the third bull run of the annual San Fermin festival, regional health officials said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130709/two-injured-pamplona-bull-run-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bullfighting Spain Spanish culture AFP Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:38:37 +0000 5879213 at http://www.globalpost.com Third running of bulls comes off cleanly in Pamplona http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130709/third-running-bulls-comes-cleanly-pamplona <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Pamplona, Spain, Jul 9 (EFE).- The bulls from the Valdefresno estate in Salamanca were the featured attraction Tuesday of the third running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona, where one of the animals strayed from the herd but no injuries were reported.</p> <p>The bulls from Salamanca replaced the Cebada Gago ranch's animals, which were rejected by veterinarians just days before the start of the festival.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130709/third-running-bulls-comes-cleanly-pamplona" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bullfighting Navarre Spain Agencia EFE Tue, 09 Jul 2013 17:33:28 +0000 5879521 at http://www.globalpost.com Pamplona bull run sends three more to hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130710/pamplona-bull-run-sends-three-more-hospital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Half-tonne fighting bulls thundered into and knocked over daredevils on a break-neck bull through the cobbled streets of Spain's northern city of Pamplona on Wednesday that sent three men to hospital.</p> <p>No one was gored but three Spaniards, aged 24, 27 and 32, suffered bruises in falls and were taken to hospital, regional health officials said.</p> <p>Dozens of other runners were treated at the scene for scrapes and other more minor injuries.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130710/pamplona-bull-run-sends-three-more-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bullfighting Spain Spanish culture AFP Wed, 10 Jul 2013 09:03:47 +0000 5880104 at http://www.globalpost.com Pamplona bull run sends three more to hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130710/pamplona-bull-run-sends-three-more-hospital-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Half-tonne fighting bulls thundered into and knocked over daredevils on a break-neck bull run through the cobbled streets of Spain's northern city of Pamplona on Wednesday that sent three men to hospital.</p> <p>No one was gored but three Spaniards, aged 24, 27 and 32, suffered bruises in falls and were taken to hospital, regional health officials said.</p> <p>Dozens of other runners were treated at the scene for scrapes and other more minor injuries.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130710/pamplona-bull-run-sends-three-more-hospital-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bullfighting Spain Spanish culture AFP Wed, 10 Jul 2013 09:04:11 +0000 5880109 at http://www.globalpost.com Breakneck Pamplona bull run sends three to hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130710/breakneck-pamplona-bull-run-sends-three-hospital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Huge fighting bulls thundered into and knocked over daredevils on a breakneck bull run through the cobbled streets of Spain's northern city of Pamplona on Wednesday that sent three men to hospital.</p> <p>No one was gored but three Spaniards, aged 24, 27 and 32, suffered bruises in falls and were taken to hospital, regional health officials said.</p> <p>Dozens of other runners were treated at the scene for scrapes and other more minor injuries.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130710/breakneck-pamplona-bull-run-sends-three-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bullfighting Spain Spanish culture AFP Wed, 10 Jul 2013 10:31:37 +0000 5880164 at http://www.globalpost.com