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Running with Bulls Bad Idea Even in the U.S.

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Originally Posted: June 11, 2013

Running with Bulls Bad Idea Even in the U.S.

[Ed. Note: Update on cancellation - No Bull Run at Canterbury!]

FROM The National Humane Education Society (NHES)


An organization called Running with the Bulls is sponsoring three events this year in three states, Virginia, Texas and Georgia.

The best action any of us can take is to refuse to support organizations and venues that host animal-related entertainment by not attending these events and not even watching them on television.

Write to the managers of each venue and express your displeasure at their booking such a frivolous event. 

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General Manager Bryan Pierce, General Manager
Virginia Motorsports Park
8018 Boydton Plank Rd.
Petersburg, VA 23803
phone 804-862-3174

General Manager
Georgia International Horse Park
1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway
Conyers, Georgia 30013
phone 770-860-4190

Fern Davis, Sales Director
Royal Purple Raceway
2525 S Farm to Market Road 565
Baytown, TX 77521
phone No.: 281-383-7223


These events are meant to mimic the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. However, just as in Pamplona, the bulls have no say in the matter.

The bulls are treated as spectacle rather than as living, breathing, sentient beings who belong almost any place other than an arena with a group of people sprinting ahead of them.

While some may say running with the bulls is tradition, it was never tradition in Virginia, Georgia, or Texas. As with many traditions, however, it should be put to rest in all other areas of the world. 

Thank you for everything you do for animals!

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