Ayacucho, Peru – Animal welfare advocates are celebrating an announcement made on October 25. According to Animal Defenders International (ADI), officials in Ayacucho have banned a controversial bull run event.
Yesterday the Ministry of Culture declared that the Jala Toro, Pascua Toro and Velay Toro, are excluded from the Easter festivities, and that if they take place in the Huamanga Province, they will lose their status under the Cultural Heritage of the Nation.
The event involved the cruel mistreatment of animals and frequent injuries to people who crowded the streets as the bulls ran freely through the town. On more than one occasion, the traditional event was canceled because of these issues.
Animal welfare activists continue their fight to bring an end to these cruel events worldwide.