Target: Hans Kriek, Executive Director of Save Animals from Exploitation
Goal: Support animal welfare group’s efforts to urge the public to boycott rodeos in New Zealand
The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee recently released that is has revised its Code of Welfare for Rodeos. The last time the code had been revised was back in 2003. The Code of Welfare for Rodeos includes the minimum standards and guidelines for the use of animals in any rodeo event. However, the animal welfare group Save Animals From Exploitation believes that the revised welfare code is ridiculous since rodeos are essentially an animal abuse practice that exploits animals for the sake of entertainment.
Although the changes made in the Code of Welfare for Rodeos include a number of increased measures and rules to provide better protection for the animals forced to participate in the events, this does not change the fact that the animals are still being exploited for entertainment. The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee has ignored all requests to ban rodeos, and claims the minimum standards should maintain the welfare of the animals. Despite the committee’s good intentions, these animals certainly deserve better than the bare minimum of welfare standards.
Save Animals from Exploitation was not at all impressed with the changes made to the Code of Welfare for Rodeos. The animal welfare group strongly believes that this exploitative animal abuse practice has no place in New Zealand and is urging the people of New Zealand to boycott all rodeos. Sign the petition below to support the group’s efforts to put a stop to this exploitative practice.
Dear Hans Kriek,
I have recently learned about the revision of the Code of Welfare for Rodeos. Sadly, the changes to the code only allow the animals the minimum standard of welfare, making little improvement to the animals’ treatment.
Rodeos have been exploiting and abusing animals for the sake of entertainment for years and it is ridiculous for an animal abuse practice to have any welfare codes. I agree with your group’s decision to encourage a public boycott of the rodeos of New Zealand. This abusive practice has no place in such a great country.
These rodeo events need to be stopped and I believe that with your group’s determination and the cooperation of the public, rodeos will finally see their final days in New Zealand.
[Your Name Here]
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