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SUPPORT THE L.A. RODEO BAN

The rodeo industry is lobbying to continue their abuse of animals. You can stop them.

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WHY PUSH FOR THE BAN?

Rodeos, and stand-alone bull riding events, glorify animal abuse while they they masquerade as sport and family entertainment. For example, horses and bulls do not buck naturally. These are terrified animals trying to get away from something that is causing them fear, pain, and discomfort. Animal injuries can be numerous; broken bones, ripped tendons, torn ligaments, and snapped necks. The rodeo industry has been heavily lobbying Councilmembers to vote against the ban, which is why it's important to voice your support for the ban.

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WHAT HAPPENS TO ANIMALS AT A RODEO?

Animals suffer horrific injuries. These include compound fractures, snapped spines, and crushed skulls. Injuries and deaths to rodeo animals are chronically underreported.

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RODEO TORTURE EVENTS

BULL RIDING

After the gate of the bucking chute is opened, the rider attempts to stay on the bull for eight seconds. In the arena, the bull bucks, rears, kicks, spins, and twists in an effort to throw the rider off. Video footage has shown rodeo handlers shocking bulls using a 5,000-volt electric prod while the animal is trapped in the bucking chute. The flank strap, the spurs, the electric prod, and the noise of the crowd, all combine to cause the bull to be terrified and buck excessively, during the 8 second timed event. Wild and dangerous rides score the most points.

STEER WRESTLING

The horseback rider chases the steer out of the holding chute. He grabs the steer's horns while dismounting, and twists the animal's neck to force the animal to the ground. This is a timed event and when the steer is on his side with all four legs pointing in the same direction the clock stops. Steers suffer injuries such as broken necks, horns, and limbs. They have been trampled. They can also die.

TEAM ROPING

This violent timed event involves two horseback riders roping and taking down a steer. First, the running steer is jerked with a rope around the head and one horn, or around the neck, or around both horns. The horns must be wrapped to prevent them from being ripped out of the animal's skull. Then, the hind legs are tied together for final domination. Steers suffer injuries such as broken necks, horns, and limbs. The animals can also be trampled.

CALF ROPING

Three to four-month-old calves flee quickly from a holding pen into a ring. A rider on horseback chases the calf and lasso's the animal around the neck. This fast and violent rope action often jerks the calf into the air and snaps their head back. The calf is then thrown to the ground where the rider ties three of the calf's hind legs together. These baby calves suffer broken necks, broken legs, being trampled, not to mention being scared to death.

BAREBACK BRONC RIDING & SADDLE BRONC RIDING

After the gate of the bucking chute is opened, the rider attempts to stay on the horse for eight seconds. Wild and dangerous rides score the most points. The flank strap, the spurs, the electric prod, and the noise of the crowd, all combine to cause the horse, or "bronc" to be terrified and buck excessively during this timed event. Horses have collapsed and died of sheer terror (i.e. cardiac arrest) while still in the chute. They have also come flying out and run into walls. "Bucking blind" has also resulted in catastrophic injuries (i.e. broken neck).

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L.A. RODEO BAN UPDATES

Progress we've made to ban rodeos thanks to supporters like you.

Los Angeles Councilmember Bob Blumenfield introduced the Rodeo Ordinance in February 2021. The Ordinance, #20-1575, will effectively ban rodeos in the City of Los Angeles. On December 5, 2023, the L.A. City Council unanimously voted YES in support of the Rodeo Ban. It is currently in Committee for finalization of the Ban's language.

JOIN THE NEXT PROTEST

ANAHEIM RODEO PROTESTS

The "PBR Camping World Team Series" will put animal exploitation on display at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The PBR (Professional Bull Riders) will be presenting its circus-like bull riding competition events. For the bulls, captives who are forced to buck, the experience of the arena and the riders is one of high adrenaline fright. The "ride" ends at eight seconds only because that's when a bull's fear-induced energy becomes spent. A bull appears aggressive and bucks only because PBR plays on their fearful instinctive responses. Tragically, bull riding is greatly abusive and injurious to the animals involved. PBR bull riding events, which too often also result in the death of bulls and horses, exist for one reason only: to turn a profit. Please join LCA and local activists in speaking out against the PBR's cashing in on animal abuse.

WHEN

Friday, September 13, 7:45 - 9:45PM

Saturday, September 14, 6:45 - 8:45PM

Sunday, September 15, 1:45 - 3:45PM

WHERE

Honda Center, 2695 E Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806

MEETING SPOT

Meet at the main entrance.

PARKING

During construction, the arena parking will temporarily evolve.
Parking Updates as of January 15, 2024:

Lot 8 (Jade) is closed. Please use Lot 4 (Red) for general parking by exiting the 57 freeway at Ball Rd and heading east to Phoenix Club Drive.

Eastbound Cerritos Ave will be closed 2 hours prior to scheduled event start times. Instead, please access the arena using Katella Ave by taking the 57 freeway exit or via Howell Ave and Sunkist St.

MATERIALS

We will provide t-shirts, posters, and brochures. If you prefer to bring your own posters - great. We love it.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

L.A. Resident?

As a resident of Los Angeles, you can contact your L.A. City Councilmember to support the rodeo ban. Please fill out the form at the link below to auto generate an email for your local Councilmember.

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Not an L.A. Resident?

Your voice is still needed! Go to the form below to comment on the L.A. Rodeo Ban City Council file #20-1575

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