Are all rodeo cops tame

Rodeo: How are the horses and bulls doing at the rodeo?

Rodeo is a holdover from the old "Wild West" in America. We also have these horse demonstrations. You didn't even know that rodeo can also be seen in Germany? Then read on to find out more.

Rodeo - the suffering of horses for the entertainment of people

In rodeo performances you can see cowboys on wild horses or bulls. They try to stay on the animal's back for as long as possible despite the resistance. Whoever manages this the longest wins. Tame horses and bulls are often forced to be fierce by having the flank strap very tightly around their groin and genitals. And because this causes the animals great pain, they “buck” in order to get rid of the belt.
In the USA in particular, animals are treated as "disposable items" in rodeos. Often they are already destined for the slaughterhouse and are supposed to "entertain" the people again before they die. Horses, bulls, calves and other animals often suffer fractures in the neck, back and legs. Some also die on site at the rodeo. There are few laws in America that protect animals at such events. But even at German rodeos you play badly with the animals.

What you can do!

When a rodeo is approaching in your city, the most important thing is that you definitely don't buy a ticket! Write a letter to the editor because many people do not think about what such events mean for the animals. If your class is planning a trip to a rodeo, come up with a different suggestion. How about, for example, a visit to a sanctuary or an animal shelter near you?

Did you know..?

Rodeo, which we know mainly from American western films, has its roots in Brazil. There are several disciplines at rodeos, many of which stem from the traditional work of cowboys. For example, catching calves or horses. At German tournaments, individual disciplines were presented in a more “harmless” manner for reasons of animal welfare, but that is far from enough. PETAKids is in favor of banning rodeos, without exception! And you?