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Bulls Spared From Angry Mob

Written by PETA | August 19, 2011

Great news from our colleagues at Animal Rahat, who not only stopped a bullock race in the Indian state of Maharashtra but also convinced the organizers to agree in writing to stop the races for good. This was no simple task: The team faced a mob of 5,000 people ready to participate in or watch the race. But with tact and persistence, they were able to spare the bulls from being forced to run.  


Despite a recent ban on bullock racing, these cruel events are still being organized in rural areas. The bullocks are malnourished and thirsty and are routinely whipped and beaten. Cruel methods are used to keep them moving, like having pieces of barbed wire wedged underneath their harnesses. Ropes that are jammed through holes pierced in the bulls’ nostrils are yanked and pulled so hard that their noses are often ripped open.

Don’t let “entertainment” events involving animals in your area go unchallenged. Contact the organizers to get it stopped and contact us so that we can help.

Written by Jennifer O’Connor

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  • Merryla Fidler says:

    These people needs healing.I ask mother earth to give her own ways to stop this saddistic cruel+vicsious behaviour.

  • annie bode says:

    Stop the pain and suffering of the bullock. Shame on these sadistic sick people who think it is entertaining and shame on the trainers who abuse them.

  • anne hoesch says:

    I can only say congratulations on getting this stopped…..and…..what the hell is wrong with people!!!!! 🙁

  • Kathy says:

    I am so sick and tired of people using animals for their own entertainment. We, as a society, should be ashamed of what we allow to happen to innocent animals. I hope one day that everything that these idiots have done to animals will be done to them, that karma will bite them in the ass.

  • Nefertiti says:

    Great! I’m glad this was banned and for us…sometimes people really are disgusting

  • Kiara says:

    At least they were able to stop that event. Really every bit of effort can help.

  • sushma sachdev says:

    thank god there are people in the world who are ready to fight for and feel for animals

  • jaki lucas says:

    if were not eating them we torment them i am ashamed to be a human being……………….

  • Mary says:

    Where is their common sense. these animals feel pain, fear, etc why inflict this on them.

  • James says:

    WTF???? A video game (fallout 3) had problems in India for showing 2 headed cows yet this they allow…..ok…..

  • happyjack says:

    why do we have some very evil people in this world.

  • marga says:

    stop torturing these animals, who gives people the right to mistreat animals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • S says:

    What happended to your reverence and respect for cows india? This is horrifying. I hope you can appreciate that cruelty to animals is immoral and sinful. While the rest of the world are turning vegetarian and bringing about animal protection laws this goes on in India? I hope India can become an example of repect for animals as it once was. We are waiting to see this.

  • Patty says:

    What is wrong with people? Why do some people have such a need to inflict pain? What is missing in their lives that makes them need to hurt others? To borrow from an old song, “What the world needs now is Love, sweet Love”.

  • Shamim says:

    This is disgusting, Please stop it!

  • ashley says:

    This saddens me so much!

  • Kristi says:

    This is so freakin’ disgusting…I hate this…people are so sick and cruel just for their own pleasure. This breaks my heart.

  • Beate says: