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Rodeos: Time to ban them in New Zealand?

Wednesday, 16 March, 2016

Screen Shot 2016 01 21 at 18.45.11Some say rodeos are cruel, gruesome and just plain nasty.

A petition to ban the practice is being presented to Parliament tomorrow.

For some people it is a way of life and entertainment — while others believe it is animal cruelty.

Veterinarian Dr Elsa says it causes a lot of pain and distress to animals for the sake of entertaining people.

“There is no benefit for the animal at all,” says the SPCA.

Watch new footage shot at rodeos across the country over the 2015-2016 rodeo season at www.newshub.co.nz.