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31 July 2008

"Without torture, there can be no rodeo," claims Peggy W. Larson, DVM, MS, JD, a former bareback bronco rider. “In my opinion, and based on my extensive training and experience, it is impossible to create a humane rodeo.”

Their eyes bulge in terror. They wheeze and tremble. Some suffer for days before hauled to the slaughterhouse. While rodeo organizers allege compliance with animal welfare rules, graphic documentation tells a different story.

* SOURCE:
   Peggy W. Larson, DVM, MS, JD, a former bareback bronco rider.

   The Myth of the Cowboy – PDF
   www.kinshipcircle.org/fact_sheets/TheMythOfTheCowboy.pdf

* LEARN MORE:
   Rodeo – An American Tradition? – 11 Minute Video 
   Photo of rodeo – calf roping   
   Photos of bull torture (scroll half way down page)

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