NYC legislators wrangle with proposed ban on cruel rodeo acts

Rodeo returns to Madison Square Garden June 2020.

Rodeos are modern day gladiator games — blood sport masquerading as entertainment. Make no mistake about it: bull riding and other rodeo events are not family-friendly entertainment. Animals used in rodeos are forced to travel city to city to put on a show that revolves around humans terrorizing them until they act out of terror, pain and exhaustion. Many animals are injured, and some are killed as a result.

Rodeos: Make electro-shocking horses illegal

•  SIGN THE PETITION » Rodeos across the nation are sold as fun for the whole family, but they often have a dark underbelly of animal abuse.  Recent footage of a rodeo held at the Rowell Ranch Rodeo Park in Castro Valley, California, confirms that this event was no different. These horses, who are already under… Continue reading Rodeos: Make electro-shocking horses illegal

Anti-rodeo activists protest at home of Madison Square Garden President Andrew Lustgarten

n angry neighbor attempts to enter Andrew Lustgarten’s building to complain about the protest against rodeos at MSG.

by DANNY ROSS at Their Turn ( Animal rights activists in New York have staged four protests at the Manhattan home of Madison Square Garden president Andrew Lustgarten, demanding that he cancel a rodeo scheduled for June 2020. The ongoing protests are being organized by Animal Cruelty Exposure Fund (ACEF) and NYCLASS, animal rights organizations… Continue reading Anti-rodeo activists protest at home of Madison Square Garden President Andrew Lustgarten

Horses abused with electric prods at 2019 Rowell Ranch Rodeo

Rowell Ranch Rodeo bronco busting event. The Rodeo has been consistently breaking the law concerning the use of the electric prod.

HAYWARD, Calif. (Dec 12, 2019) — The Mercury News reported: Video footage apparently showing cowboys breaking the law by using electric prods twice on horses during last May’s Rowell Ranch Rodeo has prompted Hayward area park district officials to fine the company behind the event. Paul McCreary, the district’s general manager, said in a Dec.… Continue reading Horses abused with electric prods at 2019 Rowell Ranch Rodeo

Omak Suicide Race — Murder on Horses

It has been called "The Deadliest Horse Race in the World". Each year in mid summer, a small town in Eastern Washington State, called Omak, proudly promotes an event named "The World Famous Suicide Race," considered the marquee event at the four-day Omak Stampede rodeo. Omak straddles the border of the Colville Reservation, home of… Continue reading Omak Suicide Race — Murder on Horses

Three more chuckwagon horses killed totalling 6

Three horses were killed at Sunday night's chuckwagon races as the 10-day Stampede wrapped. The 2019 Calgary Stampede is now tied for second place as the deadliest year for chuckwagon horses in more than three decades. In total six chuckwagon horses were killed — four of them from the same driver's team. The papers say… Continue reading Three more chuckwagon horses killed totalling 6

Kill chuckwagon racing

by VIVIAN FARRELL I don't think anyone can argue with the fact that Canada's Calgary Stampede chuckwagon race is deadly to horses.  Can chuckwagon racing be made safer? I don't think so. As with any type of competition where speed is central to winning, speed kills. Here you are asking half a ton of animal… Continue reading Kill chuckwagon racing

Calgary Stampede kills third chuckwagon horse

VIDEO REPORT How about these thoughts from an insider? Keith Ward: "I am a former rodeo contestant, and still watch and attend the Stampede. I know the care taken in rodeo to prevent animal injury, and how well the bucking horses and stock are looked after in most cases. I won't say all cases… Continue reading Calgary Stampede kills third chuckwagon horse

Calgary Stampede chuckwagon race kills second horse

A second horse died after sustaining injuries during a chuckwagon race at the 2019 Calgary Stampede, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. Here's what local animal rights' groups said about the dead horses. "What we have to do is stop looking at horses as objects that we can look at for our viewing entertainment,” said Trev Miller,… Continue reading Calgary Stampede chuckwagon race kills second horse

Calgary Stampede sends cast-off horses to slaughterhouse

Bronco horse throws rider at the Calgary Stampede. Unattributed Google search result.

The facts coming out about the Calgary Stampede get grimmer and grimmer. You can add slaughter to the list of the Stampede's crimes against horses. Not that this is a surprise to anyone. The surprise is that the Stampede veterinarian himself admitted it. Back in 2012 CTV News reported that the Stampede admittedly send horses… Continue reading Calgary Stampede sends cast-off horses to slaughterhouse