I just learned about a cruel rodeo not far from my house. I want to stop abusing "show" animals.
I am contacting peta2 to help but I need extra support from people who also care.
I learned what they do in the rodeo and it sounds plain WRONG:
See future generations of cowpokes get their start on the back of a sheep at the mutton bustin’ competition! Children compete to see who can stay on the longest, with the finalists getting to show their stuff inside the arena on the same dirt as the real cowboys.
WILD COW MILKING
Are you ready for two minutes of pure pandemonium? Make sure to check out the Wild Cow Milking competition each night of the Rodeo! This event pits brave teams of four against a cow that may or may not be in the mood for milking. The rivalries are almost as fierce as the cows, with different military teams claiming bragging rights over the years. Don't miss this crowd favorite!
The pictures I saw were kind of disturbing- to me. Here's the link to the "gallery":
If you want to see for yourself, go to www.coloradospringsrodeo.com.
The rodeo is July 7 to July 14.