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Expose rodeo cruelty

July 20, 2013
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We need your help to expose the truth about cruelty in rodeos …

Rodeos are an American creation that have made their way to Australia. Some people try to justify rodeos as being an occasion for bush-dwellers to show off their skills. The truth though is that rodeos involve unnecessary cruelty to animals. It is for this reason that they are banned in the UK, several countries in Europe and even in the Australian Capital Territory.

Despite the ACT’s compassionate lead, rodeos still take place in all other Australian states and territories. At these events calves can be dragged by a rope around their necks, and stressed horses and bulls may slam into fences and gates. Broken bones and the deliberate provocation of animals add to the misery endured by animals at these events.

The tide has turned though against rodeos. Community pressure has already prompted major businesses like Kmart and Telstra to drop their support for rodeos, and thousands of Aussies have also pledged to never support these events.

The footage here is recent and it is all Australian. Despite claims by organisers that rodeos do not involve the suffering of animals – the reality couldn’t be more different. Watch the clip and make your own mind up.

Help support the campaign to ban rodeos in Australia by sharing the video. The more people who know the truth about animal suffering at rodeos, the more will be behind the push to get rid of them entirely.

What else you can do: never support a rodeo, or any other “event”, that uses animals for entertainment.

Click sharkonline.org for information regarding rodeo cruelty in the USA:





dear humans,
do you want to be
dragged by rope
on the ground
or into fences.
terrified, alone
and totally
defenseless.
if you were on our
end, in terror and pain.
you would not consider
the rodeo
anyway to “entertain”

signed,
rodeo victims of human cruel and stupid.

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


10 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    July 20, 2013 12:19 pm

    dear humans,
    do you want to be
    dragged by rope
    on the ground
    or into fences.
    terrified, alone
    and totally
    defenseless.
    if you were on our
    end, in terror and pain.
    you would not consider
    the rodeo
    anyway to “entertain”

    signed,
    rodeo victims of human cruel and stupid.

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    • July 20, 2013 12:31 pm

      So perfect, thank you, wonderful poet.

      Like

      • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
        July 20, 2013 12:34 pm

        you are so welcome, Stacey☺♥☻
        (on puter that makes cool icons)

        Like

  2. betty Jean Herner permalink
    July 20, 2013 12:49 pm

    This cruelty has to stop.

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  3. July 20, 2013 1:08 pm

    Reblogged this on Sherlockian's Blog and commented:
    Rodeo is just another instance of mankind’s completely unnecessary and wanton cruelty to innocent animals. What began as a mindless form of recreation has now been institutionalized as a sport. Please help stop this inhumane tradition.

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  4. July 22, 2013 3:55 pm

    Reblogged this on florenceeaise.

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  5. July 24, 2013 4:20 am

    Reblogged this on Carinas space and commented:
    YES THEY ARE CRUEL!!!

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