What a Load of Bull: Hereford FC Will Likely Terrify an Animal in FA Vase Final Stunt

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After hearing that the Football Association (FA) has granted permission to Hereford FC to parade Hawkesbury Ronaldo, a bull, around Wembley Stadium this Sunday before the start of the FA Vase final, PETA dashed off a letter to FA CEO Martin Glenn. We’re asking him to revoke the permission immediately and to implement a policy against allowing the use of live animals in football stadiums.

Hawkesbury Ronaldo would likely be terrified and alarmed if subjected to crowds of shouting football fans. That’s why we’re urging Glenn to use his influence to prevent this bull from having to endure the stress and misery of being paraded in front of thousands of screaming fans on Sunday.

Bulls are sensitive animals who are extremely intelligent and aware of their surroundings. When animals are subjected to stressful and unnatural environments, there is no telling how they will react, creating a potential risk to spectators and staff at the match.

We hope the FA listens. If Hereford FC really wants to make a spectacle, why not have two of its supporters dress up as a pantomime bull?


  • Philip Pankhurst commented on May 20, 2016 at 10:14 am

    This animal spends much of his pampered life appearing in public all over the country, often before thousands of people. He represents Herefordshire with distinction and is a credit to his owners whose principal concern is always the old boy’s welfare. Well done, FA, for helping Hereford FC celebrate a quite extraordinary achievement in their first season of existence. The FA’s permission was granted some weeks ago and was very well publicised – keep up, guys.

    • Colleen Downes commented on May 24, 2016 at 2:22 pm

      I can’t believe Philip’s comment. I would hate to be with a lot of screaming ,football obsessed twots. Has no, supposedly intelligent , civilized, supporter any compassion or proper thought and respect for other life forms? I vote that he is substituted for the poor bull and held on a tether,see how he likes it. Personally I would be inclined to find something useful for them all to do if they can’t just enjoy the sport without behaving like medieval throwbacks.

    • maria whitworth commented on May 25, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      This is an utter disgrace, this poor bull is being USED and abused…TAke that ring from his nose pulling him about with this is barbaric. SHAME ON F C association this is not the way to spend soccer funds.

    • Sarah e commented on June 19, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      pampered life??!! Oh yeah of course a bull wants to travel around the country. Perish the thought that he’d be in a field munching grass, guess that would be too boring for hm……..what do you think Phillip Pankhurst ?

  • MARIA FALLON commented on May 20, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Animals are NOT ours to use for entertainment.
    it would be far more entertaining to use a pantomime cow.

  • Roger Brenton commented on May 20, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Think of another pointless stunt that doesn’t include stressing of ant animals.

  • maria whitworth commented on May 20, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Under no circumstances is this entertainment and very frowned upon, you are a sport icon and should be morally setting standards not demoralizing innocent animals terrified of the noise and the entire thing could cause him a heart attack and irrepairable damage. Its not right and he has rights. We the people demand he has the right to remain in his safe environment and never think of any animal for future events.
    thank you for your time in this matter
    Maria Whitworth
    “Voice For Our Animals”

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