Don’t Bring ‘Running of the Bulls’ to America

Target: US Government

Goal: Ban new USA running of the bulls

With its slogan “grab life by the horns,” The Great Bull Run is a new event coming to the United States. This event, formerly unique to Spain, already has more than five thousand expected participants, and claims to have added new measures to keep the event safe for the human runners- but what about the bulls?

Bull running is not only stressful for the animals involved, but dangerous as well. It is not just humans who break legs in bull runs. These animals are taunted, chased, and feel the crushing anxiety of crowds, screaming, fireworks, and other such loud noises, all while careening at full speed. Though this new event promises stringent safety measures for the animals as well as the humans involved, no such inherently dangerous event can be guaranteed accident-free. As long as there is a chance of death to either humans or bulls, this event should never be allowed to be held in the United States. Instigating this archaic exercise after decades of deaths and gorings is an unwise move, made only to please adrenaline junkies and thrill-seekers with little regard for the safety of others of the well-being of the animals involved.

Please speak out against the new United States based Great Bull Run, and join others in hoping that we can stop this terrible event.


Dear President Obama,

Throughout years of witnessing controversy over Spain’s annual running of the bulls, it has been found that no regulations can truly remove the risk of death and injury to both the human and bovine participants. The animals involved are in a high-stress environment with an overwhelming amount of stimuli- a combination that can be deadly for the animals and the humans who are tormenting and chasing them. This obsolete form of entertainment has no right being instigated in this day and age. With highly publicised deaths and injuries, and the wrath of animal rights activists all bearing down upon such an event, I urge you to ban this practice from setting down roots in the United States.


[Your Name Here]

photo credit: Bernard bill5 via Wikipedia

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