DEBATE over the San Fermin bull runs has been reignited after the fatal goring of Spaniard Daniel Jimeno Romero.
The first fatal goring for 14 years, Romero’s death has raised questions over the safety of the Pamplona-based festival and the treatment of the animals involved.
Romero was charged by bull Cappuccino on July 10 after it became volatile when separated from the herd.
In a desperate attempt to scramble to safety under a wooden fence, Romero was gored in the neck and died from his injuries 40 minutes later.
British student, Alex Short, also experienced the anger of Cappuccino when he was tossed in the air and gored in the thigh by the bull on the same day following Romero’s death. Miraculously, Short was able to walk away relatively unscathed.
This year’s San Fermin is now regarded as the bloodiest, with nine runners seriously injured on top of the death.