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Great Bull Run, Tomato Royale at Fairgrounds tomorrow

Original post made on Jul 25, 2014

The Great Bull Run and Tomato Royale are coming to the Alameda County Fairgrounds tomorrow and the events are not for the faint-hearted or those with coveted clothes.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, July 25, 2014, 8:11 AM

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Posted by Eric Mills
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jul 25, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Let's be honest, at least. The "inspiration" for this nonsense is MONEY.

Bulls and people alike are being put at risk of injury, even death, for no good reason.

People should be complaining to Animal Control, the Eastbay/Oakland SPCA, The City of Pleasanton, the Alameda County Fairgrounds, and the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.

x
Eric Mills, coordinator
ACTION FOR ANIMALS
Oakland


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Posted by lll
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 25, 2014 at 2:34 pm

While I am not sure what motivates people to participate in an event like this, I see no problem. It is a lot cheaper and safer than going to Spain which has bulls with long sharp horns. This event is probably better for the animals than the Livermore Rodeo, and they have not had problems there. While there might be some PETA people complaining, I will be there with PETT (People for the Ethical Treatment of Tomatoes).


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Posted by Annie Mallover
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 25, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Ill: every movement has its lunatic fringe, even the Tomato Liberation Front. Thus, characterizing animal welfare partisans as PETAns is ridiculously simplistic. It is also so dismissive that it suggests that you don't want to even start to think about such things, because if you did, you'd just have to change your approach to how you treat our fellow species. And you'd rather not, cuz you enjoy a cheap steak.

There are many, many of us out there who Have made changes, and for whom comparing one barbarism with another pastime that's slightly less barbaric is an empty exercise. Both are 100% wrong. Even bum fights and dwarf tosses are better than this, in that those 'objects' do have at least some free will and freedom to choose not to participate in the idiocy.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 25, 2014 at 2:59 pm

(Removed because it is irrelevant)


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Posted by Rebecca
a resident of Ponderosa
on Jul 27, 2014 at 10:20 am

And how many gallons of water will it take to clean up this mess???


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 27, 2014 at 8:08 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Rebecca, you mean from the PETA protestors? They couldn't contain themselves......


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Posted by Annie Mallover
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 27, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Thud. That's the sound of liberalism's joke, going over.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jul 28, 2014 at 5:56 pm

This was clearly a blatant example of animal cruelty and greed. How pathetic that adults delight in the torture of innocent animals.

grotesque...HAVE MERCY ON THE BULLS.


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Posted by Ferdinand
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 28, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Even the civilized Spaniards in Barcelona have ruled against such shameful displays of animal cruelty.

Pleasanton reminds me of backward Southern towns in the 1950s. This is what you get when there isn't enough diversity within a city. People wear feathered headbands and think they're cute and acting like Native Americans; they charcoal their faces on Halloween because, hey, that's what black people look like; and here they torture bulls and waste good food because it makes them feel like they're Mexicans for a couple of hours. Sick. Bunch of hicks.

VIVA EL TORO!!!


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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Jul 28, 2014 at 7:28 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

Ferdinand, you are full of bull. Take your whiny self righteous act down the road to Berserkely.


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Posted by Ferdinand
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 28, 2014 at 8:40 pm

Hey, Chumsly, thanks for confirming my point.


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Posted by dorenatlt
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Jul 30, 2014 at 8:15 am

(Post removed by Pleasanton Weekly Online staff as irrelevant to this thread.)