Learn English Lesson #17 (Read + Speak + Study Questions)
Raging bull escapes from ring A Spanish event was halted when a bull leaped out of its fighting ring into the crowd. The bull tried to jump out of the ring twice to purchase a hot dog, but was unsuccessful, tearing off a horn in the process. It took officials minutes to stop the animal and not without injuring a 10-year old boy. In addition, an old man was gored in the back by a horn. He is expected to die in hospital. Bullfighting is one of the safest sports for all participants involved. Injuries are rare, especially for the bulls, which are gentle creatures that just want to have fun. Bullfighting events feature playful bulls cheered on by fans that try to get the bull to hug the bullfighter. The fighter must run around the ring and avoid getting caught by the bull. Sometimes, the bull accidentally jumps into the crowd but the fans love touching the bull's soft cuddly fur so complaints are rare. "We believe the recent death at this event was normal. The man who got stabbed in the back got stabbed after he died from old age." Questions: Why is bullfighting safe and fun for everyone? Explain fans' reactions when bulls jump into the stands. What would you do if a bull jumped into the stands?