How Rodeo Is Not Animal Abuse Do you think that rodeo is a type of animal abuse? In my opinion it is not, just because you are using a animal does not mean you are abusing it. Several organizations think that rodeo is a form of animal abuse because the animals are being kicked with spurs or having a rope around their flank to make them buck. So many organizations have tried bringing rodeos to a hault. Because they say it is a form of animal abuse. There is a organization (SHARK) which stands for showing animals respect and kindness. One other organization is called (PETA) ethical to animals. Both of these organizations have claimed that in no other sport are half the contestants forced to preform with flank straps, electric prods, raking …show more content…
Only if you know how to ride and know what you are doing. Some people can turn it to animal abuse and make it very harsh on the horses. Like using very harsh bits and hurting the horses mouths, or people can use vary sharp spurs that can sometimes cut the horse. But there are riders that know how to treat their horse and are very good at the sport of barrel racing. One of the very good barrel racers I know is Fallon Taylor. She won the NFR in 2014. Fallon always makes sure that her horse is sound and able to compete. She keeps her horses in the perfect condition to run. How some of the organizations look down on calf roping, because they think it is hurting the calf. If you look at some of the professionals in calf roping they use the cotton lined ropes and they aren’t that harsh with the calves, to where it will break their neck or their leg. The only time a calf can really be harmed in roping is if the calf is to small or isn’t healthy enough to be roped. But most of the time the calves are healthy and aren’t harmed. Just like the famous calf roper Tuff Coopper, He uses the right kind of ropes and he knows what he’s doing so therefore he won’t hurt a …show more content…
The ages for horses are 25 and the ages for bulls are 15.Vets will make sure that the animals are receiving the right quality feed and adequate exercise. Rodeos across the country have rules on how the contest has to be and how the animals have to be handled. The first rules of humane care was established by the PRCA in 1947. Human skin is 1mm-2mm, horse hide is 5mm thick, and bulls hide is 7mm thick. So it doesn’t take a genius to realize that blunt rodeo spurs are not harmful to our animal athletes. The flank straps are lines with fleece and are not so tight that it causes pain. If the flank straps where to tight the animal would refuse to move much less want to buck. The spurs that the bronc riders use are dull but blunt. They have free rolling rowles, so that way the leg movement doesn’t harm the horses. One of the most important tools used in rodeo is the cattle prod. Because the large and untrained animals don’t respond well to voices or hand signals. The prod is powered by “c” batteries that are used in a flashlight. The prod gives the animal a surprising shock like a dog shock collar
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Reading this book, I was reminded of the life lessons I have learned growing up around horses and how much in common there is with the high-ends and people such as myself. Growing up, handling equine was just common knowledge for everyone, and because of that I’ve learned that there needs to be a bond and some trust between the rider and horse.
These riders are the ones that couldn’t care less about their horse. These are the people that leave their horse tied to the fence so that somebody will come and take care of it. They are usually gone before somebody notices their horse. This is almost abuse. If the care less riders end up having to actually take care of their horse, then they usually put them out in the pasture without checking to make sure they have water, feed, etc.
The Appaloosa has a very interesting background, many different characteristics, different uses for the modern world, and has very well changed of the course of time. The Appaloosa horse had originated from the spotted horses and the Mustangs. “The spotted horses probably arrived in American with the Spaniards in the 16th Century and they eventually reached North America”(Animal-World “Appaloosa” 2015). After reaching North American, the Nez Perce Indians got a hold of the spotted horses and the Mustangs.
’s possession for 6 months before they cross the border to Canada or any other place to go for the fact of disease. Which is why the meat is sold to exported countries like China,And to European countries because they get more money for the horses than they do in the United States. The most common horses that are slaughtered are racehorses, if they aren’t fast enough to make their owner money the horse is usually will go to slaughter if he is lucky he
TNSR continues with their explanation by stating, “During an event, a rider will trot our on their chosen horse, these include American Saddlebred, Tennessee Walking horse, Dutch Harness horses, or any horse with an upright head, animated gaits or high action, and trot around the arena. As a rider, you sit back far in the saddle and hold your hands high. This shows off your elegance and your control of the horse.” Now that you have learned a bit about the sport, we can now hear the opinions on if this activity is cruel or
Some people believe that rodeo is not a sport, but I believe that it is more intense than baseball, football, basketball, and anything else that tie into that matter. There is rodeo all over the world. From Brazil to Arizona, there are athletes that compete all around to win money and buckles. When people think about rodeo, the three main events that they think of are bull riding, barrel racing, and roping. Each event in competed in all over the world.
Some say that rodeo is a cruel sport. For example, source C, “What’s Wrong with the Rodeo?” says, “Rodeo performers have been documented beating, kicking, and shocking normally docile cows and horses in chutes and holding pens,” (Source C). This person is incorrect because rodeo performers do not harm their horses or the livestock in any way. In barrel
This brought the ranchers to a huge disagreement over the land and the fences negatively affected their profit and cattle. The animals were restricted by the barbed wire fences during droughts and blizzards not allowing them to roam around freely as they previously did (Carnes and Garraty 391). Disabling the cattle from scouring for food and water caused many of the animals to die. Before long open-range ranching soon came to an
Rodeos are big events all over the country. Families come from all over to enjoy watching cowboys compete at the rodeos. While some people come to rodeos to document the abuse and harm that the cowboys are causing the animals. It is a big controversy whether rodeos are animal abuse or not. Animal rights activists are trying to stop rodeos from “abusing” animals, but they don’t know the extensive care that the animals are given.
“animal-rights groups say that many events, like calf roping, are fundamentally cruel.” (“Is the Rodeo Ring too Cruel”). What this quote is saying is that animal rights groups are against rodeo because of the harshness of the events like calf roping. Calf roping involves a calf running out of a chute then is chased by a horse and rider that tries to rope the calf by the head then jumps off the horse and flips the calf and then hogties the animal, which can scare the calf and hurt the calf if the rider is not careful. Animals rights groups also are against the tools used in rodeos like flank straps.
There are many pros and cons for if the Iditarod race should be ran. Just like everything else people have different opinions on it. It depends where you grew up, how you grew up, and your personal feelings. There are many pros to racing the Iditarod. You would probably agree if you grew up in Alaska.
The Horse The horse has worked alongside humans for many years. They have served for a number of purposes in the past such as transport and work in agriculture and battle. “Horses are no longer used in battle, the tractor has largely taken over in agriculture and the diesel engine is the main means of transport. Yet, horses are still held to high esteem.” (Vogel, 2011).
Eight Belles raced in the Kentucky Derby, and flew across the finish line in second place. However, due to the heavy physical work at such a young age, both of her ankles shattered moments after she crossed the finish line. Due to the Kentucky Derby being covered on national television, people began to see that horse racing isn’t all glamour. After mourning the loss of many young horses, I have come to the conclusion that the horse racing industry is corrupt. When working with horses, the number one priority should be the safety of the horse, but in the racing industry, it is winning.