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Science Dispels Claim that Rodeos Aren't Cruel
Some forms of animal abuse are not only immoral, they're also just plain dumb. Top of the list for transparently pointless acts of lowbrow brutality are certain rodeo events.
Take the wild horse race, which is a staple of many Canadian and
American rodeos, including B.C.'s own Williams Lake Stampede. It's
difficult to describe, but an online video captures its idiocy pretty
well. Rodeo promoters will tell you that the horses love their "work,"
but anyone can see these horses are in distress.