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We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.

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


Rodeo letter-NY Newsday

Published in NY NEWSDAY, 4/30/05 :  

*Note: ADOW does not refer to animals as 'it' - this was changed by the newspaper:

Cruel rodeos

Bullriding and other rodeo events are now coming into parts of New York. Please educate yourself before patronizing this blatant cruelty:

For bullriding, the animals travel to the site in hot, crowded cattle cars, usually without food or water. In the chute, the otherwise peaceful animal, frightened and disoriented, is taunted by "cowboys" hitting it with poles and electric prods, or twisting its tail, to make it appear "wild."

Other rodeo events are just as inhumane. Animals feel pain and fear exactly like people do.

Kiley Blackman


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