Georgia preparing for its own running of the bulls event

  • Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013 8:12 a.m.

ATLANTA — Just days before daredevil runners plan to dodge a stampede of bulls at a Georgia horse park, state agriculture officials approved last-minute permits paving the way for the event.

The Cotati, Calif.-based Animal Legal Defense Fund discovered last week that needed state permits had not been granted for Saturday’s planned Great Bull Run in Conyers. The animal advocacy group has sought to block the event from taking place.

Organizers scrambled to file permits late Friday, saying there had been a misunderstanding about what was needed.

Georgia Department of Agriculture spokeswoman Mary Kathryn Yearta tells The Associated Press that the permits have now been approved.

Saturday’s bull run at the Georgia International Horse Park is the second U.S. event this year. An August bull run was held at a Virginia drag-racing strip.

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