Encierro

I was watching a Poker player saying that he was injured seriously during an encierro. Kinda reminded me an old thought I had that this must be one of the worst traditions a countries could have (although spectacular and an adrenaline buster).

Who am I to question a 500-year old tradition, right? Well, regardless, I still have the opinion that this is a tradition that must eclipse. It’s simply too dangerous. It’s not a question IF someone will get injured or die, but how many they will each year. This is one tradition where people should not be free to choose to participate, by law.

Then again, that’s Darwin in action for ya.

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Adam wrote on December 18th, 2006 at 2:49 AM PST:

A country which enacts too many laws in the name of keeping its citizens safe is not one I want to live in.

Too many laws like the one you suggest and you end up sacrificing all of your freedoms.


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Eugenia wrote on December 18th, 2006 at 8:04 AM PST:

>you end up sacrificing all of your freedoms.

The freedom to be an idiot and hurt myself, I don’t want that freedom. Especially when thinking like a mother.


Luis wrote on December 18th, 2006 at 11:26 AM PST:

I don’t like this tradition either, but at least in this one the bulls don’t get hurt and it’s only the people who choose to run who can get hurt (and it’s usually not too much more dangerous than many other activities, from mountain climbing to car racing). Well, at least if people didn’t stay up all night drinking wine to go in the morning to run in front of the bulls the risk wouldn’t be that high. Maybe they should ban drunk people from running, but then again, it seems to be part of the tradition…


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