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Call For Pamplona Bull Run To End As Doomed Bulls Vomit Blood Through Their Noses

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Warning: Distressing Content Animal rights campaigners are calling for an end to the notorious Pamplona bull run after pictures showing the horrifying injuries sustained by the animals emerged. Although more than a million tourists visit the Spanish
'Warning: Distressing Content Pen News Animal rights campaigners are calling for an end to the notorious Pamplona bull run after pictures showing the horrifying injuries sustained by the animals emerged. Although more than a million tourists visit the Spanish city for its famous bull run each year, many are not aware that the 48 bulls which run through Pamplona in the morning are forced to endure its agonising bullring in the afternoon. To highlight the cruelty these bulls face, activists from Animal Guardians and La Tortura No Es Cultura (Torture Is Not Culture) have recorded the event in a bid to show tourists what they’re supporting. This video contains footage some viewers may find distressing: The video shows some of the animals vomiting blood through their nose and mouth as the matadors continue to attack, despite the bulls bleeding profusely from open wounds. The doomed animals can also be seen stumbling around as the matadors prolong the bull’s suffering by failing to deliver a coup de grace on their first attempt. The final bull run concluded on Sunday (July 14), with thousands of people running alongside the bulls through twisting streets until they eventually reach the bullring, where all of the bulls were speared to death. Pen News Now, campaigners are calling for an end to the event, which is the most famous part of the annual San Fermín festival . Marta Esteban of Animal Guardians said the few tourists who did make it to the bullring left soon after, horrified by what they had seen. Marta explained: Most only go to the running, they probably don’t even know that there are bullfights. Some go and come out shortly after, disgusted. Our videographer had some Americans in front of him who did just that. We believe most tourists ignore that the running of the bulls implies suffering for the animals, but most of all they ignore that the bulls are then tortured and killed in the ring. The running of the bulls is cruel enough, according to veterinarian studies. Bulls are not built to run and this causes a lot of harm to their bodies, not to talk of the injuries when they fall, and the stress and fear. But worse awaits them in the ring in the evening. Spain has so much to offer: culture, nature, beaches, crazy parties like the Tomatina of Buñol… why go for something that implies atrocious suffering to these bulls? Why support something that your own country would never allow? Pen News Carmen Ibarlucea, from La Tortura No Es Cultura asked people around the world to not participate in the run, and to instead join together to help the animals. ‘Let’s not abandon them to such a cruel fate,’ Carmen added. Bullfights are protected under the Spanish constitution as part of the country’s cultural heritage. However, the Independent reports support for bullfights in the country is diminishing, with 56 per cent fewer official fights last year than in 2007. Those who want to see an end to the bullfights are asked to email local authorities on pamplona@pamplona.es. If you have a story you want to tell send it to UNILAD via story@unilad.com'

Chavis’ grand slam helps Red Sox beat Blue Jays 10-8

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BOSTON – Rookie Michael Chavis hit a grand slam, Xander Bogaerts had three hits and Andrew Benintendi drove in three runs for Boston on Monday night to lead the Red Sox to a 10-8 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
'BOSTON – Rookie Michael Chavis hit a grand slam, Xander Bogaerts had three hits and Andrew Benintendi drove in three runs for Boston on Monday night to lead the Red Sox to a 10-8 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.Boston batted around for five runs in the first inning against starter Trent Thornton (3-7) and then sent 10 batters to the plate in the third, scoring five more.Rick Porcello (7-7) gave up four runs and eight hits in six innings, striking out two.Brandon Workman pitched the ninth for his fourth save.Four of the first five batters reached safely against Thornton before Chavis hit a 3-2 pitch 421 feet over the Green Monster in left-centre to make it 5-0.It was his 16th homer, and the first grand slam of his career.Toronto scored two in the second on Billy McKinney’s homer and two more in the third to make it a one-run game.But Rafael Devers hit a two-run single, Bogaerts added an RBI base hit and Benintendi drove them both in with a double off the Monster down the line.Thornton, who threw six shutout innings in his previous start, allowed five runs on five hits and three walks while getting just four outs for Toronto, which has lost six of eight.LATE RALLY The Blue Jays scored four in the eighth against reliever Ryan Brasier.After Randal Grichuk grounded out to start the inning, Justin Smoak hit a ground-rule double into the Toronto bullpen, Danny Jansen singled in one run and McKinney singled him to third.Brandon Drury hit a sacrifice fly, and then Eric Sogard had his third hit of the game, a bunt single.Devers tried to catch McKinney rounding second, but hit the runner in the spikes, and the ball rolled into centre field.Matt Barnes relieved Brasier and gave up an RBI single to Freddy Galvis that made it 10-8 before Lourdes Gurriel Jr. flied out to end the inning.BUSY NIGHT Devers had another error at third base, on Drury’s grounder in the second, throwing the ball over the first baseman’s head and into the dugout.But he made up for it in the fifth, when he slid to stop Gurriel’s sharp grounder with his backhand and the ball popped into the air.He waited for it to come down, barehanded it and threw to first just in time to get the runner.TRAINER’S ROOM Blue Jays: 3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. got the night off to rest.Red Sox: Manager Alex Cora said 1B Mitch Moreland “swung the bat really well” in a simulated game against Nate Eovaldi.Moreland will face Brian Johnson in a simulated game Thursday and could be activated by the weekend series against Baltimore. … Eovaldi is expected to go on a rehab assignment Wednesday or Thursday.UP NEXT Blue Jays: Pitcher TBD; Game 2 of the four-game series is at 7:05 p.m.Red Sox: RHP Andrew Cashner (9-3) will make his first start for Boston since he was acquired Saturday from the last-place Baltimore Orioles. “This is the World Series champs.It’s a chance to help these guys get to where they want to go,” he said before the game. “I’m definitely looking forward to the race.It’s something I haven’t been in, really.” ___ More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Source: Read Full Article . The post Chavis’ grand slam helps Red Sox beat Blue Jays 10-8 appeared first on Best World News .'

Podcast: Occupy Gotham

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In my latest podcast ( MP3 ), I read my essay Occupy Gotham , published in Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman , commemorating the 1000th issue of Batman comics. It's an essay about the serious hard problem of trusting billionaires to solve your
'In my latest podcast ( MP3 ), I read my essay Occupy Gotham , published in Detective Comics: 80 Years of Batman , commemorating the 1000th issue of Batman comics . It's an essay about the serious hard problem of trusting billionaires to solve your problems, given the likelihood that billionaires are the cause of your problems. A thousand issues have gone by, nearly 80 years have passed, and Batman still hasn't cleaned up Gotham. If the formal definition of insanity it trying the same thing and expecting a different outcome, then Bruce Wayne belongs in a group therapy session in Arkham Asylum. Seriously, get that guy some Cognitive Behavioral Therapy before he gets into some *serious* trouble. As Upton Sinclair wrote in his limited run of *Batman: Class War*[1], \'It's impossible to get a man to understand something when his paycheck depends on his not understanding it.\' Gotham is a city riven by inequality. In 1939, that prospect had a very different valence than it has in 2018. Back in 1939, the wealth of the world's elites had been seriously eroded, first by the Great War, then by the Great Crash and the interwar Great Depression, and what was left of those vast fortunes was being incinerated on the bonfire of WWII. Billionaire plutocrats were a curious relic of a nostalgic time before the intrinsic instability of extreme wealth inequality plunged the world into conflict. MP3'