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Sylvie has been in the online world for more than ten years. Her original background is newspaper and magazine editing. Sylvie has been doing search engine optimization, online marketing, and social media optimization since 2008.

Injuries from running of bulls affirm my belief in human foolishness

Today I learned that 23 recently were injured in the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

Some salient details from the USA article (link below for your perusal):
1. Two were gored and the rest injured in the actual stampede.
2.The stampede was caused by people falling and blocking the entrance to the ring, before the bulls arrived.
3. At least one of the steers that traditionally run with the bulls actually jumped over the people pile rather than bulldoze through them.
4. The stampede ended when someone opened another gate to the ring and the bulls ran away from the press of people.

Conclusions:
What we should take away from this story is that it’s the humans who are to be feared, both for their savagery inherent in the design of such a spectacle, and their continued devotion to this spectacle.
Also, we should not underestimate the inherent foolishness of people as seen in their clumsy pileup at the entrance before the bulls even got there.
Finally, those who run with the bulls these days are neither as brave or as stupid as those who did 80 years ago. Gorings are rarely fatal nowadays, which is a shame, because there is less of a deterrent to participating in this cruel and stupid mob behavior.

http://usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/07/13/23-spanish-bull-run/2514247/

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