Bloody Bullfight Busted in Los Angeles

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Originally Posted: 28 May 2009

Bloody Bullfight Busted in Los Angeles

From Animal Cruelty Investigations (ACI)

Urge the Los Angeles District Attorney to prosecute the company promoting bloody bullfights in Artesia and urge the City of Artesia to ban bullfights.


Write polite letters to the Los Angeles County District Attorney and urge that he prosecute the company to the fullest extent of the law:

Steve Cooley, District Attorney
County of Los Angeles
210 West Temple Street, Suite 18000
Los Angeles, CA 90012-3210
phone (213) 974-3512
fax (213) 974-1484

Write polite letters to the City of Artesia and urge them to never hold a bullfight again:

Mayor Sally Zuniga Flowers and City Council Members
City of Artesia
18747 Clarkdale Avenue
Artesia, CA 90701
phone (562) 865-6262


A Humane Officer with Animal Cruelty Investigations (ACI), interrupted a bull fight Saturday night at the Festa da Bola in Artesia, CA when he discovered the bull fighters were using long wooden sticks with several inch sharpened nails on the end to stab, torment and infuriate the bulls. The Humane Officer noticed the bulls were being stabbed when he saw blood and puncture wounds on the bull when the animal was being returned to the trailer from the ring. The bull had been repeatedly stabbed with up to 8 sticks.

The Humane Officer went into center ring, held up his badge and put an end to the fight. Over 30 sticks with nails on the end were confiscated and the company operating the bull fight was informed that stabbing a bull is a violation of California's state animal cruelty laws.

Jane Garrison, spokesperson for Animal Cruelty Investigations, stated, "Animal Cruelty Investigations is anorganization that enforces animal cruelty laws and stabbing a bull with sharpened nails is certainly a violation of the law. No animal should ever be made to suffer for so called entertainment. We hope the DA prosecutes this case to the fullest extent of the law and the City of Artesia makes this bull fight its last."

Thank you for everything you do for animals!

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