Rampaging bulls gore 12 at Peruvian ‘tail-pulling’ festival (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
Despite its dangerous reputation, every year families flock to the region to take part in the traveling three-day bull festival in Yananaco, Ascension and San Cristobal.
During Monday’s activities in Ascension, a man standing by a wall was gored by a speared bull and thrown to the ground. Other bloodied men fled the scene while spectators screamed and cheered.
While most watch the activities from a safe distance, hundreds of people dubbed ‘spontaneous bullfighters’ like to run with the bulls during a festival event called ‘Jala Toro’.
Literally translating as ‘pull bull’, the animal is generally pulled through a neighborhood by a rope while revellers chase and taunt it.