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Stop the dangerous and cruel running of the bulls in the Chicago area

Have you heard about this dangerous, cruel bull run event that's set to take place in cities across the US including Cicero (near Chicago)? The Chicago area one is in 2014, and that means there's plenty of time to stop it!

Despite what the organizers may want you to believe, this is dangerous and cruel.

You have to sign a "waiver of liability" because the organizers know that it's a crazy idea. The waiver says this event involves "stampeding animals, including bulls, steers, cattle and horses in tight spaces." If you read the fine print it even says (their caps, not mine): "THE EVENT IS A HAZARDOUS ACTIVITY..." But they still want to try to make money by any means possible, right?

It's also cruel because these animals are going to be running scared through crowds of loud and unpredictable people (how many people will be drunk or on drugs, I can't even imagine). Does anyone think the right way to treat an animal is to surround him with screaming crowds who run around like crazies? It's a traumatic experience for these animals for sure.

Please sign to ask the Town of Cicero to stop this event.
And ask the Hawthorne Race Track to do its part, too.
Neither of them nor the event organizers should wish such danger on human beings or animals.

Sign and share. Thank you.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Assistant General Manager
    John Walsh
  • President & General Manager
    Tim Carey
  • Business License Officer
    Jerry J. Jarosz
  • Director, Animal Welfare
    Erika Rosas
  • Town Trustee
    Dennis Raleigh
  • Town Trustee
    Victor Garcia
  • Town Trustee
    Larry Banks
  • Town Clerk
    Maria Punzo-Arias
  • Town President
    Larry Dominick
  • Illinois Governor
  • Illinois State Senate
  • Cook County

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