Great Bull Run
In the past few years, the Great Bull Run, LLC, a business venture started by two former attorneys, has held these dangerous and cruel Pamplona-style events across the country. ALDF has been an outspoken opponent from the beginning—and on March 10, 2015 settled a lawsuit, filed jointly with PETA, against the Great Bull Run for allegedly violating animal protection laws. As a result of that lawsuit, the Great Bull Run has agreed never to return to the state of California.
Timeline of Events
- March 10, 2015: ALDF and PETA settle a lawsuit against the Great Bull Run (GBR).
- July 31, 2014: ALDF and PETA announce the cancellation of a Southern California bull run, after the Los Angeles County Fire Department refused to grant a permit to the GBR.
- June 9, 2014: S. District Court of Northern California denies a motion to dismiss the ALDF and PETA lawsuit.
- March 13, 2014: ALDF and PETA file a lawsuit against GBR and the Lone Star Rodeo to prohibit events in Northern and Southern California that would violate the state’s criminal anti-cruelty law and the state’s Unfair Competition law.
- December 3, 2013: ALDF calls on Chambers County, Texas Judge Sylvia to prohibit a GBR event under Texas’ Health and Safety Code.
- October 10, 2013: ALDF calls on Georgia officials to prohibit the GBR for violating state public health and safety requirements for interstate movement of “livestock,” and for violating federal rules against the exhibition of dangerous animals.