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?
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Written by Karin Bennett