Lyal Cocks, president of the New Zealand Rodeo Cowboys Association: “We are all animal lovers here”. This bull was tormented in the schute to make him “perform” before being released into the arena with a grown man on his back. The bull, as seen in the video, has a tight flank strap around him which aggravates him and causes him to buck to try and get it off.
As seen in this video, the bull, already stressed upon release (salivating heavily and obviously not a normal behaviour of this animal to be bucking like that), falls onto his leg, breaking it. He is so stressed out, aggravated and fearful that he drags himself up and continues trying to escape the flank strap and the arena. The bull was shot dead after about 40 minutes.
Would you say this animal looks to be loved? Would you say he seems cared for? Would you allow this to happen to your dog? Do you think he was happy to be there?
This was the fate of just one of he victims of rodeo. 4 animals died last season alone, and we actually have no way of knowing how many animals are injured or killed in the training process.
Stop supporting this legalised form of animal abuse. Attend a protest near you, write to the government demanding they action their promises. Write to the sponsors of your local rodeo, or any others for that matter, and put the pressure on them to cease their sponsorships.
We will be protesting outside the Wanaka rodeo on January 2nd. Event link in comments or search “Wanaka Rodeo Protest 2020” on Facebook.
Thank you #newzealandantirodeocoalition for the video.
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