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Stop Virginia Running of the Bulls Event

July 14, 2013
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PETA

PETA

BACKGROUND | SOURCE PETA

After having been loaded onto trucks, potentially driven hundreds or thousands of miles, and herded into an arena filled with hundreds of screaming people, bulls used for running events will bolt out of the pen in panic when the starting gate opens.

When running out of the pen, the animals risk crashing into barriers, falling and breaking their legs, or colliding with and injuring each other.

Despite receiving information from PETA about the cruelty inherent in the Running of the Bulls, Virginia Motorsports Park refuses to consider humane alternatives to its planned events, in which live bulls will be forced to participate in a bull run.

Please politely call or e-mail Bryan Pierce, the general manager at Virginia Motorsports Park, and politely ask him to drop this cruel, dangerous event.



WHOM TO CONTACT

Bryan Pierce
bryanp@virginiamotorsports.com
804-862-3174



SAMPLE COMMENT

Dear General Manager Pierce,

Please cancel the Running of the Bulls event in which live bulls will be forced to participate in a bull run. Allow me to elaborate on how dangerous and cruel this event is.

After having been loaded onto trucks, potentially driven hundreds or thousands of miles, and herded into an arena filled with hundreds of screaming people, bulls used for running events will bolt out of the pen in panic when the starting gate opens.

When running out of the pen, the animals risk crashing into barriers, falling and breaking their legs, or colliding with and injuring each other.

It is furthermore dangerous for humans; in a recent event, 23 people were injured, including goring injuries. Would there be liability issues?

Please drop this cruel, dangerous event and instead consider humane alternatives. Thank you.

we are bulls,
we do not want
to run,
panic and terror
not our idea of fun.
we break our legs,
collide and fall.
please stop this event
and answer our call.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


16 Comments leave one →
  1. lori moak-kean permalink
    July 14, 2013 11:59 am

    sent bryan a long, polite email.

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  2. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    July 14, 2013 2:44 pm

    we are bulls,
    we do not want
    to run,
    panic and terror
    not our idea of fun.
    we break our legs,
    collide and fall.
    please stop this event
    and answer our call.

    Like

  3. July 14, 2013 7:03 pm

    Reblogged this on Sherlockian's Blog.

    Like

  4. narhvalur permalink
    July 15, 2013 12:02 am

    Reblogged this on Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors.

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  5. July 15, 2013 4:40 pm

    Reblogged this on florenceeaise.

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  6. July 15, 2013 4:41 pm

    sent emails gladly this is an outrage! I also shared in several places thanks Stacey!
    Great poem Karen!

    Like

  7. July 16, 2013 3:07 am

    Reblogged this on Carinas space.

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  8. Mary Licari permalink
    July 17, 2013 3:21 am

    Shame on all those who organize such events using animals – and more shame to all those who encourage such events by taking part. What a disgusting creature an has become!

    Like

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