In a remarkable role reversal, a bull was gored to death in last week’s Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. The event takes place every year between the 6th and 14th of July in the Spanish town, attracting large crowds and global interest. The 600kg beast – named Los Terminos, meaning ‘The Terminator’ – was mauled by a 19 year old Greek man mid-way through the second morning of the festival.
“I heard the most almighty bellow” said American Brett Newell, competing in the event for the second time. “He came storming past me, head down and snorting viciously, before ploughing straight into the bull’s chest. Mental.”
It is the first time in the history of the event that such a serious injury has occurred to one of the bulls, with ambulance crews usually on hand to treat injured human competitors and spectators.
Little is known about the identity of the Greek teen, although many speculate that he was staging a bizarre protest against recent austerity measures enforced by the Greek government.
“I’ve never seen anything like it” reported one onlooker “The look in his eyes was terrifying. Although if my government slashed minimum wage by 22%, I’d be rather peeved”
“The poor creature never stood a chance”