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Animals used in rodeos are trained and provoked into rough behaviour for entertainment purposes. Devices such as spurs, electric prods and flank straps are regularly used on the animals. These devices cause rodeo animals various types of injuries, which sometimes cause the animals to be killed. There is nothing entertaining about tormenting animals.

Rodeos are banned in the ACT. Under s18 of the Animal Welfare Act 1992 (ACT) a person commits an offence if he or she conducts or takes part in a rodeo. The offence is punishable by up to a year in gaol.

For more general information about rodeos see here.

Rodeo 1

A rodeo in action just outside of Canberra (Photo by J Ferry)





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