Well, it appears that a certain someone posting "SHARK" videos on here has banned me from leaving comments, so...I will leave them this way! I will attempt to leave my comments about these sensationalist videos as often as I can!
@Simnut Okay...here is that stat again.
Statistically, the rate of injury to the animals is relatively low. In 1994, a survey of 28 sanctioned rodeos was conducted by on-site independent veterinarians. Reviewing 33,991 animal runs, the injury rate was documented at .047%, or less than five-hundredths of one percent.
Please note.....INDEPENDENT veternarians!!! Do you know what the FATAL injury rate of racehorses in the US in the year 1992? 1.6%....34 times higher than rodeo injuries...which included NON fatal injuries ! Two Thoroughbred racehorses die (on average) every day in North America. Are you against Thoroughbred racing too?
Seventy-six greyhounds, out of a total of 462 injuries.... broke their legs racing last year at Dairyland Greyhound Park....ONE race track. Wow!!!
How many police dogs are injured or killed in the line of duty? Are you against that too?
Not one mention of rodeo....as a leading cause of equine injury.
Again, not one mention of rodeo being a great supplier of horses to the meat market. You would think, the way these videos are edited...there would be a BUNCH of horses up for grabs!
Have you seen the way the mares drop and leave their foals on the Pregnant Mare Urine farms? Their urine is collected which produces the estrogen-replacement drug Premarin®. Many of the foals are sent to "meat" plants.
And, PLEASE....don't compare what the animal is feeling by putting yourself in it's place. I can't stand it when someone says.....how would you like it if someone roped you around your neck......!!!!! Humans are FAR more wimpy than animals. Our skin is 1/7 of the thickness of the hide of horses and bovine...our muscles structure is FAR less as strong. And, animals don't think like we do. If you believe that they do...then don't be taking a pup away from a mother for your pet, oh so cruel!
Accidents happen, I don't disagree....but it appears less often in rodeo than you make it out to be. I think you should be going against thoroughbred racing....much more dangerous for the animals!
If you are that concerned about abuse of animals...do you dodge every animal while driving? What about the bugs that hit the windshield?
I know you laugh....but....these videos are made to make a sport LOOK FAR worse than it really is...words and descriptions are used like a writer is writing a love scene in a manual. THAT'S what pisses me off!
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