I am writing in response to the announcement that there may be a "running of the bulls" event in Utah next year ("Running With the Bulls plans Salt Lake City event for 2014," Tribune, Aug. 27). During these events the bulls are chased and run in response to extreme fear and may hurt themselves.
These events are very stressful to the bulls, which do not understand that what is being done is all in the name of "fun." As a veterinarian, I see and do my best to alleviate animal suffering every day. I cannot understand why anyone would so needlessly want to stress and possibly harm another living being.
We should respect these animals enough to not have a good time at their expense.