Wednesday, 16 March, 2016
Some 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.
Thursday, 10 March, 2016
A Manawatu farmer has been convicted in the Palmerston North District Court for neglecting to treat a flystruck dog to the point that it had to be euthanised.
Todd Nichol, 51, was convicted of ill-treating an animal with the result that the pain or distress caused to the animal was so great it was necessary to destroy it in order to end its suffering. He was fined $1,875.00, and ordered to pay $300.00 legal fees, $130.00 court costs, and $162.50 vet costs.
The case began when an SPCA Inspector, acting on information received, visited the defendant’s farm at Pohangina, Manawatu, on 2 April 2015 to inspect a dog.