The Running of the Bulls, known as encierro in Spanish, is a tradition during which people run in front of a group of young bulls running through the streets. At the end of the run, the bulls are corralled in preparation for bull fighting. The best-known encierro takes place in Pamplona, Spain, and typically lasts a little less than four minutes.
More on the Running of the Bulls:
- From 1910 to 2012, there were 15 deaths during the Pamplona encierro.
- In addition to the the encierro in Pamplona, there are several other bull runs in Spain and Portugal, and even one in Mesquite, Nevada, in the United States.
- Some animal rights groups, including People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), oppose the Running of the Bulls on the grounds that the run and bullfight constitute animal cruelty.