Rodeos are an American creation that have made their way to Australia. Rodeos involve unnecessary cruelty to animals. It is for this reason that they are banned in the UK, several countries in Europe and even in the Australian Capital Territory. But that is not enough - as an Australian I believe this senseless act of cruelty should be banned all over Australia.
Despite the ACT's compassionate lead, rodeos still take place in all other Australian states and territories. At these events calves can be dragged by a rope around their necks, and stressed horses and bulls may slam into fences and gates. Broken bones and the deliberate provocation of animals add to the misery endured by animals at these events.
Please sign the petition, pass it around and help. I hope with all the effort we will put in, we can all achieve what we are all here for.
'Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.'- Martin Luther King.