ban on rodeos

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    cowgirl1989posted 9 years ago

    what valid reasons are there for and against baning rodeos

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 9 years ago

    Is someone trying to ban them?

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      cowgirl1989posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      yes

  3. Blogging Erika profile image78
    Blogging Erikaposted 9 years ago

    Wikipedia has a pretty decent overview of animal welfare issues with regards to rodeos:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_treatment_in_rodeo

    "electric prods, flank straps, sharpened sticks, spurs and other tack were used to provoke animals into reacting in such a way as to make certain events thrilling for spectators. The officer further noted that guidelines instituted to prevent animal abuse at sanctioned rodeos were paid little heed and calves suffered damage not readily visible such as bruised tracheal cartilage in roping events. All bucking events were found by the Medical Officer to rely on the application of irritants to make the animals "fly" from the chutes. The Medical Officer stated in his summary that in terms of a dictionary definition of cruelty most rodeo events have the potential to cause injury, grief, or pain, and therefore can be considered cruel. Though the Medical Officer did not say that the legal definition of cruelty had been met, he implied that it had been "reached, if not crossed."

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      sneakorocksolidposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Do you like rodeos?

  4. The Rope profile image60
    The Ropeposted 9 years ago

    I know PETA is working hard at this but the buzz has died down in the last year or two, did an event happen recently?

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      cowgirl1989posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      yes at the prca rodeo in gymun they were using cattle prods set at 5000 watts for no reason on the broncs

 
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