With the Australian Professional Rodeo Association’s national finals commencing in Warwick today, Animal Liberation Qld (ALQ) is renewing its call for Agriculture & Fisheries Minister, Mark Furner, and the Qld Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, to show compassion and finally prohibit the cruel rodeo event of calf roping (also known as ‘rope and tie’).
- Two deaths at Quamby rodeo
- A bucking horse was killed following a leg break
- Bull suffered broken leg and also killed during open bull riding event
"Tragically, two animals lost their lives at Saturday's Quamby rodeo." said Mr Chay Neal, Animal Liberation Qld Executive Director.
"During a bucking event in the morning a horse suffered a broken leg and was subsequently killed on site and taken away in a front end loader.
"Rodeo organisers responded by asking not to film because 'we don't need photos of that on Facebook'.
- A bull broke his leg during a bull riding practice event in Rockhampton last night for local school students (believed to be from St Brendan’s College, Yeppoon)
- Bull suffered for over an hour before activists were moved on
- Activists witnessed a cattle prod being used on injured animal