Calf Roping Research Paper

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Finally, another reason animals are not abused is because of the strict guidelines set by each rodeo association.
The rules of the Cheyenne Frontier Days ™ acknowledges that all animals receive proper care and treatment before, during, and after every rodeo performance. Horses and cattle are transported in specially designed trucks for their protection. Once on site, the animals are placed in large corrals, provided with fresh feed and water, and are inspected at least twice a day for any concerns. As soon as the stock arrives at the arena the animals are closely observed by a veterinarian that remains on-site at all times to make sure there are no injuries that may have occurred during the trip that could prevent them from performing at
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This particular event in the rodeo world uses baby calves and involves a cowboy on horseback running full speed behind the calf to eventually end up lassoing it around its neck, jerking it backwards, and tying three legs together while it bellars in agony. Lisa Chalk (2012)states, “Injuries caused by the force of lassoing and jerking to a halt then being thrown include tearing or stretching of ligaments, disc rupture, internal haemorrhaging to the thymus gland and trachea and subcutaneous tissue damage. Calves can suffer broken legs and even necks.” These baby calves do not deserve this treatment and certainly do not deserve death by this cruelty. While the current PRCA rules mandate fines for jerking calves, that is largely effective. As one champion roper (2017) said: “ The fine is $100, the purse is $5000--you figure it out.” This payout then for winning tremendously outweighs the fine for mistreating this small animal. Calf roping is cruelty to the calves and puts the calves in harm's way due to the fact that they could die or suffer other trauma. The animals are at the risk of losing their lives just because of a need for

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