Rodeo animals are generally tame creatures who must be provoked into battle.
Contestants practice their games on numerous calves, bulls, and horses, injuring and killing many animals before even entering the ring.
Sprains, broken bones, muscle pulls, saddle blisters, spur wounds, flank strap wounds, punctured lungs, broken ribs, hematomas, bruising, and broken necks are common.
The animals who become too injured to participate are sent to slaughter.
Rodeos are a constant source of pain and stress for animals forced to participate. They suffer broken ribs, backs, and legs, torn tails, punctured lungs, internal organ damage, ripped tendons, torn ligaments, snapped necks, and agonizing deaths.
While it’s all theater for the cowboys and the audience; it’s all torment for the animals. The animals are physically and deliberately provoked to make cowboys appear more impressive than they really are – while the suffering the animals endure is carefully hidden from ticket buyers for fear they will stop subsidizing this state sanctioned animal abuse.