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Victory: Rodeo Cancels Animal Chasing Event After Protests

August 18, 2014 by Leave a Comment

The News

The Bluffdale rodeo in Utah has cancelled its Barnyard Bonanza in which “little cowboys and cowgirls” chase chickens, kittens, goats, rabbits and other small animals. According to advertisements for the event, “Whatever you catch, you get to take home.” On Facebook, the rodeo chairwoman posted a request for unwanted pets to be donated to the event. Animal rights activists, who “were aghast that small animals that had been pets would find themselves in this terrifying environment,” complained loudly enough that the organizers decided to cancel the animal chasing event and distribute stuffed animals to the children instead.

Cancelled rodeo

Your Turn

The rodeo advertisement should have read: “Whoever you catch, you get to take home” instead of “Whatever you catch.”  Of course, the rodeo should have never been scheduled in the first place because chasing terrified farm animals and companion animals for sport is barbaric, as is teaching children that this type of activity is acceptable. Learn more about rodeo cruelty and see how you can help stop them.

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  1. Natasha Brenner says:

    Occasionally we get good news that encourages us to keep at it. A little here, a little there, until we’ve eradicated all the abuse that exists today!

  2. Brenda Robinson says:

    Great news! Teach kids compassion for animals, and also other kids. No bullying, of animals or people. It is NOT cool!

  3. Marianne says:

    Animals Abuse Isn’t Entertainment!

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