Reno Refuses to Hold a “Running of the Bulls”

January 2003

PETA learned that the promoter of an event modeled after Spain’s abusive “Running of the Bulls” was planning to encourage Reno, Nevada, officials to hold the spectacle in their city. We immediately faxed the president of the Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority, with whom the promoter was scheduled to meet, as well as the mayor, each City Council member, and Reno Animal Services. We also contacted all the downtown casinos, some of which had already expressed interest, to ask that they refuse to sponsor the event. We also posted an action alert on our Web site.

An official at the Convention & Visitors Authority, who told us that the agency had received hundreds of letters against the proposal, said that they would not be meeting with the event promoter and had no interest in bringing the event to their city.

Read more about the “Running of the Bulls” in Spain and PETA’s alternative, the “Human Race.”

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