Target: Nevada Senators
Goal: Stop the torturing of animals for entertainment in rodeos
Nevada rodeos are using the abuse of horses and steer as a form of entertainment. The horses are constantly tripped, and the steer are aggressively grabbed by their tails. A bill has been proposed that would end this torture, but we need to convince Nevada Senators to pass it so that these animals no longer have to suffer.
Horse tripping involves roping the horses by their legs so that they are tripped and pulled to the ground. The horses can sustain broken legs and necks as well as severe pain from this mistreatment. Their spines are also at risk of being damaged. Also, steer are grabbed by their tails and thrown off of their feet. While running, they are chased by horseback and forced to fall to the ground. This causes serious injury to the steer’s tails, and their entire bodies are shaken up. After the animals are put through this torture, many often require euthanasia because of the extent of their injuries.
The rodeos in Nevada are profiting from this animal abuse. Audience members should be shocked by what they see and protest the attendance of any more rodeos. The fact that many animals require euthanasia after they are tortured is a testament to how dangerous these traditions are for the animal. Sign the petition below and ask Nevada Senators to pass the bill that will end this torture.
Dear Nevada Senators,
The rodeo tradition in your state is filled with animal abuse. Horses and steer are tortured during the event in front of an audience, and are harmed so badly that they often require euthanasia. This is unacceptable behavior in a public forum and it should be stopped.
The horses are roped by their legs and violently brought down to the ground. This causes spinal damage, broken legs, and broken necks. The horses are left in excruciating pain and are often euthanized. The steer are roped by their tails and dragged down to the ground, which leads to similar injuries. These animals are being tortured for entertainment and it is shocking that is continues to draw a crowd.
We need to end this torture and spare the animals that are involved in rodeos. This is a disgusting form of entertainment and it should never have started in the first place. Please ensure that the bill to outlaw this torture is passed.
[Your Name Here]
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