RODEO

					  RODEO
      By
Ann Vande Lune
Animals that are used in
 the sport of Rodeo are
   treated humanely
Origination
     of
  Rodeo
    Life of a Rodeo Animal
 Longevity of life is more apparent
  among rodeo horses than any other
  horse because of its leisurely lifestyle
 Stock spends 5 min a year working
 Average age of active horse is 20 and
  bull is 15
 This is do to good care, feed and
  exercise
       Life of a Cowboy
 Some claim cowboys are has beens;
  ought to be banned because outlived
  his/her usefulness
 Not true-cattle still need to be treated,
  branded, and castrated
 Rodeo teaches responsibility for self &
  animal, also promotes buddy system
 Commonly asked
Questions about the
  Humanness of
       Rodeo
  What is a
Flank Strap?
How is Animal Health
     Ensured?
Usage of Spurs
Are Animals Injured Often?
 A 1993-94 survey conducted at 28
  PRCA rodeos indicate that the injury
  rate for animals was so low considered
  statistically negligible
 Of the 33,991 animals used, 16 were
  injured
 This is a .0047% injury rate
 Impeccable record has continued
    Animal Misuse Fines
 If a member abuses an animal by any
  unnecessary, non-competitive or
  competitive action, member is
  disqualified for remainder of rodeo and
  fined $250
 Any member quiltiy of mistreatment of
  livestock anywhere on rodeo grounds
  shall be fined $250 for 1st, $500 for
  2nd
       Weigh the Costs
 Horse cost $10,000
 Entry fees cost $100-200 per event
 Travel costs $100
 Fine equals $250 & DQ for weekend
 Loss of $550 for beating horse and
  $10,000 for souring the horse
Who takes care of the
      Animals?
        Stock Contractors
   If the stock contractor brings bad or
    injuries the stock in anyway he suffers
    – loss of contract
    – bad reputation
    – loss of payment for weekend
Are Electric Prods Safe?
Animal Welfare
      Vs
 Animal Rights
          Animal Welfare
   Based on the principles of human care
    and use. Organizations who support
    animal welfare principles seek to
    improve the treatment and well being
    of animals. Supporting animal welfare
    premises means believing humans have
    rights to animals, but along with those
    rights comes responsibilities to provide
    proper and humane care & treatment
           Animal Rights
   Organization that supports animal rights
    philosophies seek to end the use and
    ownership of animals. Animal rights
    organizations seek to abolish by law:
    the raising of farm animals for food &
    clothing, rodeo, circuses, zoos, use of
    animals in lifesaving biomedical
    research & the breeding/owning of pets
         Stakeholders
 The largest group that supports the
  animal rights ideas are the Humane
  Society of the United States and PETA
 The supporters for animal welfare are
  Friends of Rodeo and PRCA to name a
  few
Ethical Arguments
Ethical foundations of Animal
           Science
    Hunters
     – must respect the scarcity and power of
       individual animals
     – justification of killing in order to preserve
       life
     – humans should exist in balance with other
       species, humans are nonetheless entitled
       to a favor themselves over other species
   Husbands
    – animals placed on earth by God in order to
      serve human needs
    – justified in breeding to guarantee source of
      food
    – humane care is critical
    – humans allowed to favor themselves
   Scientists
    – all and only humans have moral standings
    – incapable of feeling pain and suffering
    – use for the greater good of the human
      race
         Animals’ Purpose
 All three believed that animals are here
  to fulfill human needs
 Human needs are:
    – food
    – labor
    – clothing
    – recreation
 Are Ethical
foundations
 Justifiable?
 1) That in nature as it is known to us,
  human beings have a dignity & worth that
  is unique
 2) The kantian principle that a human
  being is never to be used merely as a
  means, but always at the same time as an
  end
 A principle laid down in the declaration of
  Independence…that every human being is
  endowed with an inalienable right to life,
  liberty, & the pursuit of happiness.
          Conclusion
 Education and Promotion of Rules and
  Regulations is key
 Sanction all Rodeos

				
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