Watch: At Least Three People Seriously Injured at Bullfight

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At least three people were seriously injured after being gored by a bull at Peru’s Festival of the Crosses.

Revelers Gored at Festival Bullfights in PeruAt least three people were seriously injured at the annual bullfights held during Peru’s traditional festival of the crosses.

Posted by NBC News on Tuesday, May 26, 2015


Each year, thousands of bulls are slaughtered in bullrings around the world. From the moment they enter the ring, the bulls don’t stand a chance, and sometimes, neither do the people who enter it with them. The bulls are often weakened by beatings, have their horns shaved to keep them off balance, or have petroleum jelly rubbed into their eyes to impair their vision.

Many animal rights activists, including comedian Ricky Gervais, have spoken out against bullfighting and the danger it poses to animals and humans.

Just as a bullring is no place for people, it’s also no place for animals! Please, never attend bullfights, bull rides, or other events where these dignified animals are terrorized and abused. Let your friends know that bullfighting is a barbaric practice that should be ended immediately.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind