Houston SPCA, Cut Ties With Houston Rodeo!

Houston SPCA, Cut Ties With Houston Rodeo!

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Dani Alexander started this petition to Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

The Houston SPCA provides veterinarians and representatives to attend the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for every event, every day.  In addition, the Houston Rodeo provides funding to the HSPCA in the form of "educational grant" money.  

The Houston Rodeo hides behind this association, using the presence of HSPCA "cruelty investigators" to claim no cruelty occurs at their events.  A rodeo spokesperson has included the presence of HSPCA in every response to local protests and activism against the rodeo.  The HSPCA's complicity with the Houston Rodeo sends the message that animal cruelty is not happening at the Houston Rodeo, despite video and photographic evidence.

The ASPCA has an official statement against all Rodeos, condemning them as cruelty to animals, found here.

Other SPCA's throughout the world all have anti-rodeo stances including New Zealand, Monterey, CA, Montreal, South Africa, and many more.

No SPCA has any business having a positive association with a rodeo.  Texas law excludes "livestock" from animal cruelty laws, but that does not justify an animal rights organization observing and refusing to acknowledge blatantly cruel practices including (but not limited to) calf roping, steer wrestling, and any event that involves children (calf scramble).

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