Because we couldn’t just let our friends in Spain run the streets while a dangerous beast chases them. Nope, Americans had to go and import the crazy sport for themselves.
According to Huffington Post, a organizers throughout the country have expressed interest–and are planning–running of the bulls. First up is an event called the Great Bull Run on August 24th in Richmond, Virginia that will include a fenced-in course around a horse park. 5,000 people have signed up so far, although some are obviously up in arms about the unethical treatment of the bulls. And apparently safety concerns are being addressed so it will be a very different experience. Although being “fenced in” with a raging bull sounds more like a hazard.
More events are scheduled to take place in Texas, Florida, Minnesota, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and, you guessed it, California. We can just imagine all our local stoners lackadaisically walking away from the bulls. Awww.
According to Dr. Jonathan Becker from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine people that are immune from commonplace adrenaline rushes need something more cray-cray.
“To get that same sort of euphoric feeling that you feel at the end of a jog, they may need to jog with bulls for example,” Becker said.
Yeah, maybe we’ll just stick to jogging first. If we could just get off this couch.
–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles