Forget the hype about rodeos being all-American. This video shows how rodeos abuse, maim and kill animals.
Rock bands Def Leppard and Bon Jovi played at the infamous Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo in 2007 in spite of receiving loads of information about the abuse involved. The Denver Broncos sent their mascot and cheerleaders, while the US Air Force Thunderbirds did flyovers, and on one day a complete air show at taxpayer expense.
Dodge Trucks, Coca-Cola and AT&T, Southwest Airlines, Sam's Club / WalMart are among companies that give rodeo animal abusers advertising money. This allows the rodeos to keep abusing animals even in many cases when almost no one pays to see the cruel "show."
Go to www.CorporateThugs.com to see how you can just say "NO!" to companies that fund rodeo animal abuse.
Our Rodeo Reality footage is representative of what happens at rodeos everywhere--the brutality and abuse the animals endure is inherent to the industry.
All the documentation on this video was taken by SHARK investigators at rodeos sanctioned and operating under the "humane rules" of either the Professional Rodeo and the National High School Rodeo Association. The vast majority of the scenes on Rodeo Reality come from the rodeos listed below and none of the footage takes place before 2000.
What you see in this video is the nature of rodeo today.
Oklahoma State Fair Rodeo, OK, 2004 (PRCA)
Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo, WY, 2005 (PRCA)
NHSRA Finals in Springfield, IL, 2000 and 2001
Oklahoma State Prison Rodeo, OK, 2004 (PRCA)
National Finals Steer Roping, Amarillo, TX, 2004 and 2005 (PRCA)
Parker County Sheriff's Posse Frontier Days, Weatherford, TX, 2005 (PRCA)
Woodward, OK, 2005 (PRCA)
Del Rio, TX, State steer roping finals (PRCA)
Pendleton Round-Up, OR 2005 (PRCA)