Ban events that cause animals stress, fear & risk of injury & death
  • Petitioning City of Langford and Luxton Pro Rodeo

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City of Langford and Luxton Pro Rodeo
Metchosin Farmer's Institute

Ban events that cause animals stress, fear & risk of injury & death

    1. Melissa De Meulles
    2. Petition by

      Melissa De Meulles

      Victoria, Canada

The Luxton Pro Rodeo holds events that are cruel to animals. The City of Langford and Luxton Pro Rodeo need to follow other jurisdictions and rodeos and ban calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping and the use of flank straps, caustic ointments, electric prods/shocking devices and forcible handling techniques. These events cause stress, pain, anxiety and risk of injury and death. We need to evolve past finding this acceptable and entertaining.

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    • Lorna Young LANGFORD, CANADA
      • 4 months ago

      Mayor Stewart Young and Langford City Council should be ashamed of their stance on continuing with this barbaric and cruel Rodeo. This Mayor and his council can do something to stop this, Rodeos have been banned in many jurisdictions, Mayor Young just does not want to do anything to stop it. But we can do something about it by letting the City of Langford know that this is not acceptable entertainment

      One of the cruelest rodeo events is likely Calf Roping which is a major event at rodeos nationwide, yet is undoubtedly one of the sport’s cruelest spectacles. Calf-roping in the arena disregards the safety of the young calves. Mounted riders pursue the terrified animals (2 month old babies) at speeds of over 25 miles per hour and attempt to lasso it by the neck or torso, jerking the calf off his feet, and slamming it on the ground before rushing to tie its legs together.

      This violence often results in serious injuries to calves, including broken necks, backs, legs, paralysis, or even death, often rodeo animals are tossed aside to die slowly and painfully until the Rodeo is over.. Rodeo promoters will say that calf-roping and other rodeo events are part of the culture of the old west. But when real cowboys roped calves on the range there was no pressure from a stopwatch or big prize money. It was done as gently as possible to ensure the animal was not injured. The myth of rodeo’s old west “heritage” has been used with other events. Real cowboys did not ride bulls (Why would they?) or wrestle steers (invented for rodeo in the 1930s) or have chuck wagon races (invented for rodeo in 1923). Rodeo has almost nothing to do with the culture of the old west. It is merely sensational entertainment – and it causes animals to suffer for the most trivial of purposes.

      The late Dr. C.G. Haber, a veterinarian who spent 30 years as a federal meat inspector, worked in slaughterhouses and saw many animals discarded from rodeos and sold for slaughter. He described the animals as being so extensively bruised that the only areas in which their skin was attached to their flesh were the head, neck, legs, and belly. He described seeing animals “with 6–8 ribs broken from the spine, and at times puncturing the lungs.” Haber saw animals with “as much as 2–3 gallons of free blood accumulated under the detached skin.”(18) These injuries resulted when animals were thrown in calf-roping events and when people jumped on them from the backs of horses during steer wrestling.

      Please watch this video and tell Mayor Stewart Young and his Council to do something to end these events at the Luxton Rodeo.

    • Maria Shlyaga-Mead VICTORIA, CANADA
      • 6 months ago

      I hate cruelty and stupidity of people!

    • Rosemary Bolaria VICTORIA, CANADA
      • 6 months ago

      I oppose cruelty to animals!

    • annie arden DUNCAN, CANADA
      • 6 months ago

      Ignorance is hurting other animalia for our entertainment.

    • cathy buchanan VICTORIA B.C., CANADA
      • 6 months ago

      Rodeos are just cruel and humane. I want them gone.


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