Animal welfare groups, including the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals (ASPCA), object to rodeos. The ASPCA calls them “a cruel form of entertainment that involves the painful, stressful and potentially harmful treatment of livestock.” The Vancouver Humane Society was instrumental in bringing international focus to the issue of rodeos in Canada, via the League Against Cruel Sports. This is a first step toward internationalising opposition to rodeos in Canada and making it harder for rodeos to justify their use of animals as “entertainment.”
Please watch this video from SHARK (Showing Animals Respect and Kindness) bearing in mind that it is GRAPHIC. It showcases the disposability of rodeo horses, who are often fatally injured in rodeos.