Cancel the Bull Run on August 24, 2013, at the Virginia Motorsports Park
  • Petitioned Bryan Pierce

This petition was delivered to:

Virginia Motorsports Park General Manager
Bryan Pierce
Virginia Motorsports Business Administrator
Tina Lindsay
Virginia Motorsports Track Manager
Allen Carpenter

Cancel the Bull Run on August 24, 2013, at the Virginia Motorsports Park

    1. Petition by

      Richmond Friends of Animals

Richmond Friends of Animals, an animal rights organization that supports and endorses the compassionate treatment of animals in the greater Richmond area, would like to formally request that Virginia Motorsports Park cancel this event as a gesture in support of the prevention of needless cruelty and suffering to animals.
Even without anticipated animal deaths as in bullfighting and with veterinarians present, we believe that the event, as planned, entails significant suffering and cruelty to the animals involved and most certainly furthers the perception of animals as objects to be used for entertainment.
Animals used in this event will suffer the turmoil of unnecessary transport to the event, including needless confinement and discomfort as they are moved to the park. Further, the bulls will be unceremoniously dumped into a scenario which will undoubtedly create fear, dismay and bewilderment with hundreds or thousands of people, foreign and loud noises, strange scents and surfaces under their hooves. During the actual run itself, the bulls are exposed to injury from participants who may choose to touch them or simply from running into each other, runners or barriers set up to contain them. The overall scenario for the bulls is one that begins with confusion, turns into chaos and fear and may well lead to injury. The entertainment value received by the participants does not warrant this degree, or any degree, of suffering from another living creature.
The ongoing promotion of this event continues to proliferate an archaic perception that animals can be used and exploited for the entertainment of humans. These values are not values that an otherwise family friendly venue like yours should seek to embrace.

To:
Bryan Pierce, Virginia Motorsports Park General Manager
Tina Lindsay, Virginia Motorsports Business Administrator
Allen Carpenter, Virginia Motorsports Track Manager
Cancel the Bull Run on August 24, 2013, at the Virginia Motorsports Park!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 5,000 signatures
    2. Protest the cruel Bull Run on Saturday, August 24.

      Richmond Friends of Animals has urged the Virginia Motorsports Park to cancel the upcoming "Great Bull Run," collecting over 3500 signatures, yet the park refuses to make this common-sense decision.
      Please join us as we peacefully protest the Great Bull Run on August 24!

      WHEN: Saturday, 8/24/2013 (10:00AM - 12:00PM)
      WHERE: Virginia Motorsports Park, 8018 Boydton Plank Rd Petersburg, VA 23803 (further details on exact meetin location to be announced).

      Posters and leaflets will be provided, but feel free to bring/make your own (tactful) materials, too. Please bring a friend or two, and spread the word far and wide. Let's stand up for these animals and show people cruelty to animals is not entertainment!

      Richmond Friends of Animals: Protest the Cruel Bull Run

      Richmond Friends of Animals has urged the Virginia Motorsports Park to cancel the upcoming "Great Bull Run," collecting over 3500 signatures, yet the park refuses to make this common-sense decision.

    3. Reached 3,000 signatures

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    • Jeanne Petropol AVERILL PARK, NY
      • 8 months ago

      It is terrible treatment of the bulls

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    • Jonathan Garcia CATHEDRAL CITY, CA
      • 8 months ago

      I WHOLE HEARTEDLY support the END of cruelty and the murder to ALL life, ESPECIALLY those people who cannot stand and protect themselves. The term PEOPLE is not just for the human species, for humans are still just ANIMALS. And as this petition clearly and horribly shows, human animals have a constant habit of acting out in ways MUCH less than other animals in a world we SHARE, even with the capacity and responsibility for real COMPASSION and UNDERSTANDING.

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    • Reidun Carstens HOLTER, NORWAY
      • 10 months ago

      Animals used in this event will suffer the turmoil of unnecessary transport to the event, including needless confinement and discomfort as they are moved to the park. Further, the bulls will be unceremoniously dumped into a scenario which will undoubtedly create fear, dismay and bewilderment with hundreds or thousands of people, foreign and loud noises, strange scents and surfaces under their hooves. STOP ANIMAL ABUSE ! Don't you understand this is animal cruelty ?

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    • Waltraud U. VIENNA, AUSTRIA
      • 10 months ago

      People need to vote unacting authorities and officials acting irresponsibly to futuregenerations and living creatures out of occupations ONCE AND FOR ALL!

      DEFORMED UNHUMANE MONSTERS SHOULD SEPARATED AND LOCKED AWAY FROM CIVILIZED CITIZENS FOR DON´T DISTURB THEIR FEELINGS IN A NONHUMANE WAY!

      MONSTERHUNTERS NEEDED

      IT IS TIME N O W TO DEMAND ALL BRUTALIZERS and KILLERS ONTO A LIST TO CONDEMN THEM TO EXTRACHARGE FOR NGO´S working for FUTUREGENERATIONS!

      HOW CAN HUMANS ARE AS MONSTEROUS AS YOU, PERSONS RESPONSIBLE, LET A LIVING CREATURE IN THIS SITUATION - HOPE YOU EARN THE RESULT AS YOU DESERVES!

      THESE KILLING- AND DESTROYING-HABITS ARE TO STOP – UNBEARABLY FOR CIVILIZED BRAINHAVING SOCIETIES AND NOT EXEMPLARY FOR CHILDREN.

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    • DEBBIE LANE WAUCONDA, IL
      • 10 months ago

      The bible says this is a sin and anyone who takes part in this shall be judged by God almighty himself!!

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