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Say 'adios' to rodeos.

Say 'adios' to rodeos.

Posted 26 September 2012   by Anthony         Permalink | 2 Comments

Tags: rodeo, cruelty, investigation

So we're heading into the warmer months again soon, and that means plenty more time spent outdoors. It means the beach and music festivals. It means visits to the pool, nighttimes sessions at outdoor cinemas and picnics with your buds (serving up delicious cruelty-free options, of course).With all these different ways to have fun and muck around, you'd think that watching animals being tormented at rodeos would be the last thing people would be interested in.

Rodeos were started in the US, but have made their way to Australia, and now occur in all states and territories. (Except the ACT which must stand for Awesome Capital Territory because they've banned rodeos.) If you're wondering why rodeos are such bad news, just take a look at the footage collected here of rodeos IN AUSTRALIA within the last two years.

If you couldn't bring yourself to watch the footage (and I wouldn't blame you, it's not easy to watch) then what it shows is frightened and stressed animals being dragged by their necks; animals slamming into fences; broken bones, and deliberate provocation. The calf roping it shows is particularly nasty and is so cruel that it has been banned in SA and Victoria.

Despite the footage, rodeos still take place. But the tide has turned thanks to pressure from Australians who don't want to see animals mistreated like this. Major businesses like Kmart and Telstra have dropped their support for rodeos, and thousands of Aussies have pledged to never support these events. You can help bring on the end to this cruel 'sport' by taking the pledge too.

Help spread the word by sharing the video. The more people who know the truth about what goes on at rodeos, the more people will join in the movement to get rid of them entirely.
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Kelsey1 MsDrago Kelsey1 MsDrago 27 September 2012
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They have rodeos all the time here in the U.S. I started writing a book about it and other unnecessary animal entertainment.
There are less now because it starting getting colder!
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Madspeed Madspeed 28 November 2012
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Rodeos should never be allowed. To me there is no difference between bullfighting and rodeos.
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