Do not buy rodeo, kiddie animal ride or circus tickets. Rodeo animals are forced in and out of trailers, chased, tripped, tied and abused with prods and tight flank straps; they aren’t “wild” in the corral without use of these devices.
They are shocked, spurred, kicked, jerked and dragged, and of course they feel pain. Put yourself in that jerked-down calf’s place.
In a 1995 rodeo, three horses died in a “wild horse roundup,” a steer was killed during the steer wrestling event, and a calf died after breaking its neck during the calf roping.
Remember the Cal Poly rodeo when the cowboy punched the horse in the head in the holding shoot?