In order to have the Cave Creek running of the bulls seem even more similar to the Sanfermin running of the bulls in Pamplona, it was necessary to have a protest from those organizations which are against the use of animals in these kind of events. And this is exactly what has now happened as Peta has begun a campaign with has been saturated with comments against cruelty to animals in its commentaries at Facebook about the Cave Creek running of the bulls.
This fact has received a lot of comment in the local and regional press and also mentioned is the fact that 1700 signatures have been gathered to notify the local authorities of the inappropriateness of holding this event, which is seen as a kind of homespun running of the bulls for those Americans who cannot get over to the event in Pamplona. According to Phoenix Fox News, the local authorities are getting concerned about this forthcoming event. In this message of the 30th of August from the Cave Creek authorities to the organizers of the event, it may be seen that the supposed clash of outlooks recently mentioned does not in fact exist.