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PETA to Tom Cruise: Bulls in Pamplona Suffer, ‘Knight and Day’

Written by PETA | November 30, 2009
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Alarms went off at PETA when we learned that filming for Tom Cruise’s upcoming movie, Knight and Day, included the use of live animals to recreate Pamplona’s infamous and cruel Running of the Bulls. The Mirror reports that seven bulls used for the production in Spain escaped and injured two women.

We hope that Mr. Cruise will share our concerns when he learns how animals suffer in the annual Running of the Bulls. As human runners and spectators gouge the bulls with sticks and pull their tails, many bulls slip on the pavement and/or slam into buildings, breaking their horns and legs. In their desperate attempts to escape their tormenters, bulls sometimes gore and trample people. As if that weren’t enough cruelty, bulls later dragged into the bullrings are repeatedly stabbed and bled to weaken them by bullfighters who sever the animals’ spines while the animals are fully conscious.

Will Tom Cruise do as we’ve asked and use his influence and help bulls by encouraging producers to cut the scene from the film? I believe that PETA’s effort is definitely a Mission ImPossible. What do you think?

Updates will follow.

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • Anonymous says:

    OMG people. I understand that animal cruelty is wrong but you guys are going overboard. I’ve heard one post on animitronic zoo’s and everything else! The running of the bulls has been a tradition for the Spainards for thousands of years. It’s their tradition. How do you think we’ve eaten since the beginning of human history? Steaks don’t grow on trees. BTW after the bulls have been killed in bullfights everyone in the audience buys the meat to take home and eat. It’s a part of life so get over it.

  • jsmnvaught@yahoo.com says:

    I certainly would hope that Tom Cruise would be aware of animals rights after all this is the 21st century. Haven’t we all learned something about life and pain and suffering? Come on Tom I’ve always loved you and your films don’t blow your image now!!

  • Curtis Taylor says:

    Tom Cruise is an amazing human being and I hope he gets the message about the bulls’ suffering.

  • madeleine Marentette says:

    Mr. Cruise Perhaps a reminder from Gandhi at this time…. “Be the change you wish to see in the world….” A fan of you and all sentient beings. MM

  • Brien Comerford says:

    Does Tom Cruise still have earthly value?

  • Thea Spaanstra says:

    Tom Cruise i’m a fan of you and a friend of animals!I hope that you’r influence and help bulls by encouraging producers to cut the scene from the film ‘Knight and Day’!

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