Ban the Rodeo in Los Angeles!
CWI encourages all residents of Los Angeles to urge their Council Member to support a proposed Municipal rodeo ban. Read the text of the ban here. Calls are best, but you can also write or email. Not sure who your Council Member is? Click here. You can also submit a public comment by clicking here. Simply click on the "New" icon at the stop of the screen.
CWI strongly opposes the abusive rodeo industry. We organize public demonstration against the rodeo across the country, maintain rodeofacts.com which provides information and free downloads for those wanting to take action, and host the annual demonstration against the largest rodeo event in the country, National Finals Rodeo.
Rodeos are constant trauma for the animals forced to participate. They suffer broken ribs, backs, and legs, torn tails, punctured lungs, internal organ damage, ripped tendons, torn ligaments, snapped necks, and suffer agonizing deaths. It is an inescapable fact that the rodeo, that torments animals for amusement thrives on blatant animal abuse.
This abuse begins even prior to their arrival in the ring. The animals doomed to participate are transported in overcrowded trucks and trailers, and they may be confined for as long as 24 hours without being properly fed or watered, according to the “rules” of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). Ropers are allowed to cripple as many as 3-4 animals a day while practicing for their “performance.”
After being tortured, almost all rodeo animals end up at the slaughterhouse.
Despite increased publicity about animal cruelty, the PRCA has not has not improved animal safety. The penalties for violating regulations are not severe enough to deter abuse and are miniscule in comparison with the large rodeo cash prizes at stake.
Please join us in ending rodeo cruelty!