Cancel Rodeo Event That Rips Tails Off Bulls

Target: Jefferson County, Colorado local government

Goal: Stop the cruel “coleadero” event in which bulls experience broken or dismembered tails.

A coleadero, also known as steer tailing, is an event in which a bull is tortured and pulled by his tail until he rams into the ground. According to advertisements in the local area, this horrific event is scheduled to take place in Jefferson County, Colorado. Animal suffering should never be considered a form of entertainment. It is time to stop this unnecessary cruelty.

During the event, a man on horseback chases a bull while he twists and distorts the bull’s tail to try to force the animal into the ground. The bull’s tail often breaks and sometimes is even dismembered. The bulls are not the only ones in danger during this event. Horses often get injured due to the high chances of painful collisions and getting bucked by the bull. The animals are often left to suffer with no form of veterinary care.

Sign this petition to demand that Jefferson County put an end to this cruel event. This event shows some of the ugliest sides of humanity, and it is time to stop abusing animals for entertainment.


Dear Officials,

A coleadero is scheduled to take place soon in your county. During a coleadero, a man on horseback chases and terrorizes a scared bull. The cowboy will yank, twist and distort the bull’s tail until the bull runs himself into the ground. The tail often breaks and sometimes is even dismembered. This is animal cruelty.

Please put an end to this cruel event. Animal suffering should not be considered entertainment, and it is time to stop this unnecessary cruelty.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Ingo Joseph

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  1. OMG. This happens in America, in this day and age? This savagery is just horrifying. Stop this barbaric event!

  2. Claude Rush says:

    The human race is pretty pathetic!

  3. Patsy Melonakis says:

    I have no ideal how or why anyone would associate my name with an event such as this. Myself or my office has no jurisdiction or control over any events, rodeo or otherwise, held at the Adams County Fairgrounds. I have always advocated for stricter laws governing animal cruelty.
    I demand my name be removed from this article as it false and defamatory!!
    Patsy Melonakis

  4. Kathryn Irby says:

    STOP this ignorant for of Blatant Animal Abuse NOW!!! Animal Welfare Over Profits!!


  6. Alice Knight says:

    This is a horrible act of animal cruelty. Perhaps it’s time for the audience to find another form of entertainment. There is no need for this type of brutal behavior against animals.
    The riders should take a good look at themselves in the mirror. They may not like the person staring back at them. The organizers need to be aware of what it is they are actually promoting by holding this type of needless event.

  7. Chantal Buslot says:


    I just received this answer after I sent a letter based on this petition. I didn’t mention your petition but I told the guy I had the information from a petition.
    Can you tell me more about this? Is this true what he says in his letter ?

    “Hi Chantal – thank you for your note earlier today.

    To my knowledge, we do not have a coleadero on any current schedule of events within Jefferson County, Colorado. Can you please share with us where you got that information?

    Thank you!

    Scott Gales

    Director, Jefferson County Fairgrounds

    303.271.6601 – office

    605.321.4838 – mobile

  8. Chantal Buslot says:

    After sending another letter to Scott Gales I received this answer :
    Hi Chantal – I’m not aware of this type of event taking place anywhere in the area, but there are dozens of “Jefferson Counties” in the US. It could be another state possibly?

    Thanks again for your note and best wishes.

    Scott Gales

    Director, Jefferson County Fairgrounds

    303.271.6601 – office

    605.321.4838 – mobile

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