04 Jul '12, 6am

Video Exposes Rodeo Cruelty to Horses | Care2 Causes

Video Exposes Rodeo Cruelty to Horses | Care2 Causes

Video footage showing horses being shocked in chutes and calves being abused in a roping contest at the Reno Rodeo in June, in violation of rodeo policies, was just released by Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK). “Literally, these animals have to be tortured to get them to perform, and that is animal cruelty pure and simple,” said SHARK spokesman Stuart Chaifetz. SHARK released similar footage last year from the Reno Rodeo, after which cameras were installed by the rodeo officials to monitor activities. Rodeo spokesman Steve Schroeder acknowledged that the horses were being shocked after seeing the footage and also admitted that cowboys, being the geniuses that they are, found a way to mess with the cameras that were installed and worked “really hard to stay out of camera view.” According to Schroeder, the Reno Rodeo frowns upon shocking, even though the Professi...

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