ARC (Awakening Respect and Compassion for all Sentient Beings) 

Peaceful Demo Against Rodeo Cruelty

Animals used in rodeos often experience injuries including broken bones, snapped necks, and bruising. They are chased, whipped, roped, dragged to the ground and experience untold terror. This is not entertainment. It is abuse of vulnerable innocent beings. 

Events being held at this rodeo rely on painful tools and techniques including sharp sticks, tail-twisting, spurs, electric prods, and bucking straps to make bulls, horses, and baby calves appear wild.

Dr. Charles Haber, a veterinarian and former federal meat inspector who has observed many discarded rodeo animals asserts: "I have seen animals with 6 to 8 ribs broken from the spine and, at times, puncturing the lungs. I have seen as much as 2 to 3 gallons of free blood accumulated under the detached skin." In the calf-roping event, delicate young animals suffer considerable damage to the ligament that secures the neck to the body. According to Dr. Robert Fetzner, wounded calves indisputably endure extreme pain. 

The rodeo teaches children that abusing animals is an accepted form of entertainment. Let's teach our kids to be kind to all beings. Help us raise awareness and put an end to this tradition of cruelty.