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New Zealand rodeo season opens amid fresh animal rights protests

January 2nd, 2020

Rodeo season has got off to a rocky start in New Zealand, with protest numbers swelling outside events around the country. Around three dozen protesters chanted outside the Wanaka rodeo in the South Island on Thursday – “there’s no excuse for animal abuse” – calling for an end to the sport, which they say is cruel and demeaning to the animals.

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