The strength of local animal rights sentiment is not the only reason the event takes place in Pamplona as opposed to Pompano Beach:
…Can you imagine if it were held in America, instead of Spain?
…The running of the bulls would be followed by the running of the plaintiffs lawyers, as they clamor to represent injured parties who, honest your honor, had no idea that such an event could be hazardous to their health. Surely those hold harmless agreements signed by the participants do not absolve public officials of their responsibility to protect people from putting themselves in harm’s way, the class action lawsuit would allege.
(Paul D. Winston, “America not yet ready for running of the bulls”, Business Insurance, Jul. 23).