PETA Sues To Keep Temecula Bulls From Running

TEMECULA (CBSLA.com) — A lawsuit has been filed to try and stop planned bull runs in Temecula and Northern California.

PETA and the Animal Legal Defense Fund have filed a lawsuit in an effort to stop the planned Great Bull Run, claiming that state penal code bans bullfighting or any similar contest or exhibition.

The two animal advocate organizations say the events place unnecessary stress on the beasts and disregards animal welfare, not to mention pose a danger to participants.

Lawsuit Seeks To Stop Bull Runs In Temecula, Northern California

The groups have tried to stop bull runs in other states, according to Great Bull Run organizers, but they haven’t succeeded because the Department of Agriculture has determined these events fall in the rodeo category.

Besides, organizers say, the animals are well cared for and are monitored by state-approved veterinarians.

The event, tentatively scheduled for June 21 in Temecula, would include a couple dozen bulls that chase after a crowd of about 600 people moving as fast as they can. The course has areas which allow runners to get out of the way of the herd.

Organizers of the Great Bull Run say there have been no injuries to animals taking part in the past.

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