The Bull run in Pamplona, Spain has been going on for decades, immortalised by Ernest Hemingway in 1926. Thousands come from all over Spain, (and Europe), to participate in the Festival of St Fermin.
Can you imagine it going on in Britain? We are so tied up in Health and Safety, that we cancel rolling cheeses down a hill, for fuck's sake. Murray Mound at Wimbledon was closed off when it rained in case someone slipped! What is it about this country. Employers complain that they are so tied up in H&S legislation that they can't operate their businesses and are not employing as many people as they could.
The animal rights people will say that it's cruelty to the bulls. Bollox, they're cows. We eat the bastards, how cruel can that be? I like animals as much as the next man and have always kept either dogs or cats, which I spoil, but they don't have rights, unless I give them some. In Spain, they have a novel approach. Unlike here, they actually treat their children better than their animals, whereas here, it's often the other way round. I'll tell you one thing about Spain. Their dogs might have fleas now and again, but you don't get the same levels of child abuse as you get here and when do you ever remember in Spain, coming up against cheeky wee bastards, like you find here?
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