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 an immense amount of stress, are being electro-shocked when they don’t perform the way their riders and handlers want them to.
Right now, under California law, the heinous act of tazing a tame, trapped animal is punishable only by a measly $2,000. But in the same state, animal cruelty is a felony, punishable by imprisonment. This discrepancy is leaving vulnerable horses in danger.
Sign the petition demanding that California State Legislature amend California Penal Code Section 597 to make the electro-shock of horses an act of animal cruelty, and charge those responsible accordingly!
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Handlers Caught on Video Cruelly Electro-Shocking Horses at Popular Rowell Ranch Rodeo, One Green Planet,