Rodeo suffering |

Rodeo suffering

I don’t doubt that rodeo animals are fed well and receive veterinary care. You might even convince me that the bucking bulls and horses somewhat like the rodeo.

However, no calf could possibly not suffer from having someone rope it around the neck at near 35-mph and jolt it to a sudden stop, and then be roped around its hind legs and stretched taut and thrown to the ground. No thinking or compassionate person could rationalize this into making it a humane act.

I do not believe that these steers (castrated males) are not slaughtered after their rodeo usefulness has come to an end. Lest you think I am a city slicker who doesn’t know any better, I grew up on a farm and went to many rodeos as a child. As I grew up, my compassion grew also, and I no longer support rodeo sport and the suffering of animals.

Cheryl Wicks

Grass Valley

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