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Animal Defenders of Westchester
P.O. Box 205
Yonkers, NY 10704

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Rodeo Photos - Stop Rodeos
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all photos from: SHOWING ANIMALS RESPECT AND KINDNESS (SHARK)

(Rodeo photos - Bull Riding - 01)  The shocking device is an easily concealed device. Although small, the electric prod delivers 5,000 volts of extreme pain. Rodeo animal abusers often shock their victims repeatedly before releasing them, driving them wild with torment. SHARK offers money to rodeo people to take a shock from the same device they use on their victims. These supposedly macho "cowboys" always refuse!

 

(Rodeo photos - Bull Riding - 02)  Like the victims of bullrings, the huge size and fierce appearance of a bull makes him the perfect target for animal abusers. Rodeos know they can fool many people into believing that the bull is impervious to pain. Nothing could be further from the truth. Furthermore, bulls were never ridden in ranch work.   In this photo we can see that there is no shortage of either animal abuse or idiocy at a rodeo.

 

(Rodeo photos - Bull Riding - 03)  Notice how tightly the flank or bucking strap is tied.

 

 

(Rodeo photos - Calf Roping - 01)  It is not hard for anyone with a brain and a heart to understand what is wrong with roping a baby animal, body slamming him to the ground and tying his legs so he cannot move. If this were done to a puppy or kitten, the offender would be charged with crimes and likely jailed.  The violent contortion of the calf's back during roping may result in injury or death.

 

(Rodeo photos - Calf Roping - 02)  After having his tail painfully twisted and raked over a fence rail, this calf ran out of the chute at top speed to escape his torment. The calf is roped so violently she becomes airborne before slamming into the ground. This process can break the calf's neck, back or legs.

 

(Rodeo photos - Calf Roping - 03)  After hitting the ground, the contestant runs to the calf, picks her up and body slams her again, knocking the wind out of her so he can tie her legs.

 

 

 

 

 

(Rodeo photos - Calf Roping - 04)  This innocent calf is about to be slammed back down to the ground.  This is a perfect example of how humans justify their cruelty simply because they have the power to do so.  Help us stop this cruelty.  Stop Rodeos!

 

 

 

(Rodeo photos - Calf Roping - 05)  The calf, eyes bulging in terror, gasps for air with the rope stretched tight. Horses used in calf roping are trained to keep the rope pulled tight, or even to pulled the calf on the ground, just so they cannot break free. If they can breathe, the calves cry pitifully, as you would expect from any terrified baby.

 

(Rodeo photos - Calf Roping - 06)  This is another photo of a terrified calf being cruelly slammed down on the ground.

 

 

 

 

(Rodeo photos - Calf Roping - 07THIS IS A NEW PHOTO TAKEN BY SHARK OF THE STARBUCKS-SPONSORED CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS RODEO WWW.SHARKONLINE.ORG . Contact Starbucks to complain about their cruel rodeo sponsorship!
EMAIL: INFO@STARBUCKS.COM
(800) 235-2883
Mon Fri 5 AM 6 PM (PST)
Sat Sun 6 AM 3 PM (PST)

 

(Rodeo photos - Calf Roping - 08THIS IS A NEW PHOTO TAKEN BY SHARK OF THE STARBUCKS-SPONSORED CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS RODEO WWW.SHARKONLINE.ORG .
Contact Starbucks to complain about their cruel rodeo sponsorship!
EMAIL: INFO@STARBUCKS.COM
(800) 235-2883
Mon Fri 5 AM 6 PM (PST)
Sat Sun 6 AM 3 PM (PST)

 

(Rodeo photos - Calf Roping - 09THIS IS A NEW PHOTO TAKEN BY SHARK OF THE STARBUCKS-SPONSORED CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS RODEO WWW.SHARKONLINE.ORG .
Contact Starbucks to complain about their cruel rodeo sponsorship!
EMAIL: INFO@STARBUCKS.COM
(800) 235-2883
Mon Fri 5 AM 6 PM (PST)
Sat Sun 6 AM 3 PM (PST)

 

(Rodeo photos - Calf Roping - 10THIS IS A NEW PHOTO TAKEN BY SHARK OF THE STARBUCKS-SPONSORED CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS RODEO WWW.SHARKONLINE.ORG .
Contact Starbucks to complain about their cruel rodeo sponsorship!
EMAIL: INFO@STARBUCKS.COM
(800) 235-2883
Mon Fri 5 AM 6 PM (PST)
Sat Sun 6 AM 3 PM (PST)

 

(Rodeo photos - Calf Roping - 11THIS IS A NEW PHOTO TAKEN BY SHARK OF THE STARBUCKS-SPONSORED CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS RODEO WWW.SHARKONLINE.ORG .
Contact Starbucks to complain about their cruel rodeo sponsorship!
EMAIL: INFO@STARBUCKS.COM
(800) 235-2883
Mon Fri 5 AM 6 PM (PST)
Sat Sun 6 AM 3 PM (PST)

 

(Rodeo photos - Calf Roping - 12 "All the cruelty and abuse they said wouldn't happen is happening," says Steve Hindi, SHARK President. And thus began the first day of performances at the National High School Rodeo Finals (NHSRF) in Springfield, Illinois.  These sadistic boys are kicking a calf.

 

(Rodeo photos - Calf Roping - 13)  A foul-roped calf is face-slammed into the dirt.

 

 

 

(Rodeo photos - Horse Bucking - 01)  These horses (this photo and the next) are "chute fighting," a term for horses displaying their unhappiness about being abused in a chute. A few minutes earlier, they were calm and quiet in their pens. Once in the chute, the bucking horse may be shocked, have her mane or tail pulled, or her faces slapped, all to irritate and anger her before she is further abused by the bucking strap and spurs.

 

 

(Rodeo photos - Horse Bucking - 02 The foundation of the bucking events is the buck strap, also known as a flank strap. Once a horse is moved into a bucking chute, the buck strap is loosely fitted around the flank area like a belt. A contestant gets on the horse and prepares to ride. At the contestant's nod, the chute gate is opened. At the same time a person behind the chute pulls on the buck strap, tightening it around the horse's very sensitive flank area. This is similar to grabbing a very sensitive nerve area of a human being. Just as a person would instinctively fight to escape the tormenting grip, so does the horse fight and buck in a futile attempt to escape the buck strap.

 

(Rodeo photos - Horse Bucking - 03)  Rodeo apologists actually claim their victims enjoy the abuses suffered. This horse is obviously not happy. They are enduring the irritating bucking strap, and the contestants are raking the horses furiously with spurs, as is required by rodeo rules.

 

 

(Rodeo photos - Horse Bucking - 04)  In this photo, the bucking strap can be clearly seen just forward of the horse's rear legs.

 

 

 

 

 

(Rodeo photos - Horse Bucking - 05)  While a horse may buck for fun, rodeo horses buck out of control because of torment. They may slam into obstacles such as fences, or trip and fall. This may result in serious injury and death.   The bucking strap can also be clearly seen in this photo.

 

 

 

(Rodeo photos - Horse Bucking - 06)  This horse has fallen while attempting to free herself from the pain and suffering of this evil "sport".

 

 

 

 

(Rodeo photos - Horse Bucking - 07)  The bucking strap, the irritating device which is the main reason that rodeo horses buck, causes bloody and painful open wounds in the sensitive flank area. SHARK investigators document flank strap wounds at virtually every rodeo we investigate. Incredibly, rodeo apologists try to deny flank strap wounds even exist.

 

(Rodeo photos - Horse Bucking - 08)  Rodeo people say that mean and wild rodeo horses come from the meanest and wildest mares. In this and the next photo, we can see Steve Hindi and Donna Hertel interacting with the "wild mares" used for breeding to produce the "mean and wild" bucking horses. It's difficult to imagine more gentle animals.

 

(Rodeo photos - Horse Bucking - 09)  This is another photo of the gentle horses that are turned into bucking horses by the cruel rodeo industry.

 

 

 

 

(Rodeo photos - Horse Bucking - 10THIS IS A NEW PHOTO TAKEN BY SHARK OF THE STARBUCKS-SPONSORED CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS RODEO WWW.SHARKONLINE.ORG .
Contact Starbucks to complain about their cruel rodeo sponsorship!
EMAIL: INFO@STARBUCKS.COM
(800) 235-2883
Mon Fri 5 AM 6 PM (PST)
Sat Sun 6 AM 3 PM (PST)

 

(Rodeo photos - Horse Bucking - 11THIS IS A NEW PHOTO TAKEN BY SHARK OF THE STARBUCKS-SPONSORED CHEYENNE FRONTIER DAYS RODEO WWW.SHARKONLINE.ORG .
Contact Starbucks to complain about their cruel rodeo sponsorship!
EMAIL: INFO@STARBUCKS.COM
(800) 235-2883
Mon Fri 5 AM 6 PM (PST)
Sat Sun 6 AM 3 PM (PST)

(Rodeo photos - Steer Wrestling - 01)  Steer wrestling has no place in ranch history.  It never happened on te ranch.  It is an abusive event developed simply to amuse people of questionable character and intelligence.

 

(Rodeo photos - Steer Wrestling - 02)  The rodeo contestant jumps from his horse onto the head and neck of the running steer. He twists the steer's head around until the victim falls to the ground. Broken necks are often the result, although many other injuries may also occur.

 

(Rodeo photos - Steer Wrestling - 03)  This photo gives us another look at the cruelty involved in twisting the steer's head and neck to the point where he can no longer stand up and falls to the ground.

 

 


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