"Based upon my extensive experience with large animals, I have come to the conclusion that rodeo events are inherently inhumane.
It is impossible to create a humane rodeo."
Peggy Larson, former rodeo rider, vet and farmer
Did you know that rodeos are condemned both in New Zealand and internationally by vets, animal welfare agencies and even ex rodeo riders? They are banned in a number of countries where they once were held, and specific events such as calf roping and steer wrestling are outlawed in others, on cruelty grounds.
Rodeo events are brutal and often disturbing exhibitions of human domination over animals, showing rodeo to be an outdated and a cruel spectacle. Rodeos subject animals to fear, stress, risk of injury and death - all for the sake of entertainment.
Over 62,000 sign petition
NZ HERALD OPINION:
Rodeo 'sport' is simply animal abuse
CODE OF WELFARE:
A sick joke