Action Alert

Virginia: Urge GMU Administration to Ban Professional Bull Riders

Video is released showing a bull severely break his leg, and stuggle to stand — students call for action

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Non-Virginia Residents – Take Action Here.

During the Professional Bull Riders Challenger Series event, a bull fell to the ground immediately, crushing his back right leg, after exploding from the chute with a rider on his back. Video captured the injured bull trying in vain to stand, appearing to further fracture the leg, before collapsing helplessly to the ground. The bull was then dragged from the arena by a rope tangled around his neck and legs.

The Animal Legal Defense Fund GMU Law School Student Chapter is circulating a petition on campus and online, asking University President Washington to ban the Professional Bull Riders from returning in light of the incident.

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Petition: I urge George Mason University administration to ban the Professional Bull Riders from returning to EagleBank Arena. The injuries suffered by a bull, including a severely broken leg, do not represent the University’s mission to create a more just, free, and prosperous world — nor the values of our community. Harming animals is not entertainment.