Sydney Pet Rescue & Adoption Inc.

Every Life is Precious to Us

 

UPDATE 7/6/13

RODEO DROPPED FROM THIS YEARS LIONS FESTIVAL

Read the full article in the Leader and add your comment  

http://www.theleader.com.au/story/1536191/rodeo-dropped-from-festival/?cs=2137

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                                        RODEO CAMPAIGN

SPR&A is firmly committed to promoting the prevention of cruelty to all animals.

We believe that all cruelty and violence against animals is indefensible. We believe it is important to speak out against all forms of cruelty including rodeo cruelty. Events such as buckjumping and  bull riding which rely on defenceless horses and cattle being provoked into wild behaviour in response to being bullied and tormented with devices such as spurs, flank ropes and electric prods is not family fun and entertainment. It is cruelty and violence against animals, and it is indefensible.

A rodeo should not  have been included in the Lugarno Spring Fair last sunday.

SPRA joined 5 other Animal Welfare and Animal Protection groups to speak out about Cruelty.
Click here to read our Open Letter published in The Leader 18/9/12

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Feb 2013

SAFE - the voice for all animals - Latest Bulletin
http://safe.org.nz/Campaigns/Rodeo-abuse/?utm_source=SAFE&utm_medium=email&utm_term=NewsletterLink&utm_campaign=SAFE+Bulletin+Feb+2013&utm_content=

SUMMER RODEO CRUELTY EXPOSED
There’s truly nothing entertaining about tormenting and teasing terrified animals. This rodeo season there are articles in local papers around the country trumpeting what fun was had by all, but photos from the 2013 Huntly rodeo speak for themselves, showing scared, stressed and injured animals. Say no to the rodeo, and spread the word with your friends and family too!

 

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VERY IMPORTANT….

The Leader has a Poll running
Should rodeos be banned?

We need your help to win the Poll.

http://www.theleader.com.au/story/355511/protesters-corralled-at-spring-festival/?cs=1507
Here’s how you can help us to help the animals..

Thank you so much for your support!

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images courtesy of Animals Australia

Please Speak Out About Cruelty to Animals Now Appeal
http://makingadifference.gofundraise.com.au/page/SpeakOutAboutCrueltytoAnimals
Please help us to prevent rodeo cruelty at the Lugarno Spring Fair, by having your say on our Gofundraiser page and making a donation to our Please Speak Out About Cruelty to Animals Now Appeal. We plan on using the money raised to help cover advertisements speaking out about cruelty to animals, starting with the rodeo cruelty at the Lugarno Spring Fair. We can only afford to speak out with your generous support.

On behalf of the animals thank you, in anticipation of your support.

 


images courtesy of Animals Australia

 

PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION

BAN CRUELTY TO ANIMALS


BAN THE RODEO AT THE LUGARNO SPRING FAIR

click here to download the petition

Sydney Pet Rescue & Adoption supports and promotes the prevention of cruelty to animals.

We are opposed to rodeos because they cause animals pain and suffering, and high levels of stress and anxiety, and because they expose animals to substantial risk of injury and even death.

In Australia, the RSPCA, is the accepted Authority charged with upholding the Prevention of Crielty to Animal Act. They strongly oppose rodeos because they have assessed them as causing animals  pain and suffering, distress and because they expose animals to substantial risk of injury and even death.
 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

1. Please support a ban on a rodeo at the Lugarno Spring Fair and sign our petiton.

2. Please help by getting as many signatures as you can. Email your friends, family and contacts asking them to join you in your complaint about rodeos.

3. Contact Lugarno Lions Club to voice your complaint.
     Email Ivan xxxxx at [email protected]

4. Email Hurstville Council to voice your complaint
    http://www.hurstville.nsw.gov.au/Mayor-Councillors.html

Thank you for your support.

 


images courtesy of Animals Australia

 

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ANIMAL LIBERATION IS HOLDING A PROTEST DEMONSTRATION OPPOSING THE LUGARNO LIONS R0DEO
TO BE HELD IN GANNONS PARK Peakhurst

WHEN: Sunday, 23rd September @ 10:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: Gannons Park, Peakhurst
MEET: corner of Isaac Street and Pindari Road

 
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images courtesy of Animals Australia

 


THE RSPCA’S POLICY ON RODEOS

RSPCA Policy C07 Rodeos
   
7.1
 RSPCA Australia is opposed to rodeos because of the potential for significant injury, suffering or distress to the animals involved. The use of devices such as flank straps, spurs and electric prods contributes to the pain and suffering associated with this sport.
 
7.2  
 Where rodeos are permitted to be conducted, RSPCA Australia advocates the adoption of compulsory registration and licensing. Compliance with national standards for the management, housing and transport of rodeo animals must be made a condition of licensing.

THE RSPCA’S POSITION ON RODEOS

Read what the RSPCA says about rodeos at this link.
http://kb.rspca.org.au/What-is-the-RSPCA-view-on-rodeos_239.html
 

RODEOS BELONG TO THE DARK AGES!

Look at all the places which have banned rodeos because they acknowledge that rodeos cause innocent animals pain, suffering, distress and put them at substantial risk of serious injury and even death.

Ref: http://www.sharkonline.org/?P=0000000768

"Tradition should never serve as an excuse for cruelty."

Locations with Prohibitions or Restrictions on Rodeos or Rodeo Events
Some towns, cities, states, and countries have realized that rodeos belong to the Dark Ages, and have made moves to eliminate or restrict this cruel, needless excuse for entertainment. Rodeo propagandists like to claim that their industry is a "true American sport", but this listing shows that people all across America are rejecting rodeo's abuse.

Below is a partial listing, as more and more places realize every year that rodeo's victims deserve protection. Alert your local authorities if you find any of these laws being violated in your area!

Within the United States

  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has exposed the sham of rodeo by banning their 'tools of torture'. By prohibiting the use of electric prods, shocking devices, flank or bucking straps, wire tie-downs, sharpened or fixed spurs, and rowels in rodeos, the rodeos can't force the animals to 'perform'. Pittsburgh is a blackout city for rodeos and their cruelty.
  • Leestown, Virginia has also effectively banned rodeo by restricting the use of flank straps, electric prods and spurs.
  • San Francisco, California prohibits rodeos.
  • Nevada prohibits steer roping. Nevada's state veterinarian says steer roping causes animals to get "hurt too often".
  • Pasadena, California prohibits rodeos.
  • Alameda County, California a veterinarian must be present at the rodeo.
  • State of Ohio bans use of flank straps.
  • California prohibits the use of electric prods once an animal is in the chute.
  • In California a written reports of animal injuries must be submitted to the California State Veterinary Medical Board within 48 hours of the conclusion of the rodeo.
  • Rhode Island and California require a veterinarian present at every rodeo.
  • Southampton, New York effectively bans rodeos by prohibiting the use of electric prods or shocking devices, flank or bucking straps, wire tie-downs, sharpened spurs, bull hooks and bullwhips at rodeos.
  • Baltimore County, Maryland prohibits calf roping
  • Montgomery, New Jersey bans the use of electric prods at the annual rodeo.
  • Rhode Island prohibits all calf roping except breakaway roping, thus also resulting in steer roping being illegal.
  • Baltimore, Maryland prohibits use of spurs in rodeos.
  • Napa County, California prohibits rodeos.
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana prohibits rodeos.
  • St. Petersburg, Florida prohibits rodeos.
  • Greenburgh, New York prohibits rodeos on town property.
  • St. Charles, Illinois prohibits the use of electric prods once the animal is in the holding chute.


Outside the United States

  • The United Kingdom prohibits rodeos.
  • Australia's Capitol Territories prohibit rodeos.
  • Auckland, New Zealand, the country's largest city, prohibits rodeos.
  • Germany prohibits calf roping.
  • Vancouver, Canada prohibits calf roping.
  • Cloverdale Rodeo in British Columbia, Canada banned calf roping, team roping, cowboy cow milking and steer wrestling.
  • State of South Australia and Victoria, Australia have eliminated the "sport" roping of small animals (calves, goats, etc.) by a requiring animals to weigh at least 200 kg.
  • Bauru, Arealva, and Avai, Brazil, ban electric prods, flank straps, and spurs.
  • Santo André, São Caetano, Franca, and Diadema in São Paulo, Brazil, prohibit rodeos.
  • The Netherlands has banned the USA rodeo.