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Q: Why isn't bull riding considered animal cruelty?

December 23, 2008 | By Diane | 20 answers | Expired: 2112 days ago

Diane

I was wondering why bull riding is still considered a " sport " for some people?

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Courtney H.
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Dec 31, 2008

I have always wondered the same thing.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Dec 26, 2008

I don't know. I am still figuring out why family men still go to watch young women humiliate themselves collecting dollar bills for pole dancing and much worse. Crazy world we live in.

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Amanda k.
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Dec 25, 2008

People mostly do bull riding for the thrill and danger it causes is a serious adrenaline rush. Which is why people do stupid things all the time. From bull riding to bungee jumping its what people do. Rodeo has been around for decades and I doubt that will change anything soon, but then again the impossible has been proven to happen. But this has been discussed for years on what should be a sport and what shouldn't be a sport. I've seen bulls break their legs while being rode and yes I agree its cruel.

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Jan H.
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Dec 24, 2008

I don’t know why anyone would consider it a sport. A sport is something that everyone enjoys and does voluntarily. A bull does not volunteer or enjoy bull riding. He bucks because he is in pain.

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Gordon8
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Dec 23, 2008

Good point

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Norman C.
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Dec 23, 2008

What at one time seems "normal" or sporting, in another time and place is considered cruel. As long as people have the luxury, with their own well-being assured, of being concerned about animals, attitudes regarding treatment of anaimals will gradually change. If no great catastrophe befalls the earth and humankind, there probably will come a day when people will hardly believe that animals were hunted, killed, and EATEN!!

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Chitown
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Dec 23, 2008

Bull riding is cruel. Flank straps and spurs hurt. Rodeo defenders like to point out how well cared for the stock are, and that they have to work only eight seconds a day. Calf-roping is also cruel; it sometimes breaks calves' necks. If a rodeo is PRCA-sanctioned (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association), the animals are probably treated better when they're not "performing." PETA has a campaign against rodeos called Buck The Rodeo.

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Stephanie D.
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Dec 23, 2008

I think bull riding is very cruel. I don't understand why more animal groups haven't protested against it. The bulls are scared, angry and in pain. Why can't people just leave them alone. I don't think it makes you look macho just stupid.

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Dramasabrina
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Dec 23, 2008

well because i would think that they are not realy hearting the bulls butd that is just my opinion

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Tyler  M.
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Dec 23, 2008

I know very cruel and for bull-riders the sport doesn't even pay that well..

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