Armed with indicators proclaiming, “Solely Bullies Journey Bulls,” a coalition of PETA supporters will rally exterior the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Saturday to protest the abuse of animals on the Professional Rodeo occasion that’s returning to the county after an absence of virtually three many years. Rodeo individuals have been videotaped choking and twisting calves’ necks whereas slamming them onto the bottom, injecting bulls with steroids to induce an aggressive response to harassment, utilizing sharp spurs to make horses buck, and zapping horses and cows with electrical “sizzling pictures” in order that the animals cost in a panic out of the chute.
When: Saturday, Could 14, 1 p.m.
The place: Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 500 Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg
“Animals exploited for reasonable thrills in rodeo occasions have sustained damaged bones, punctured lungs, and inside bleeding from being violently jerked across the enviornment,” says PETA Govt Vice President Tracy Reiman. “This isn’t the 1800s when folks didn’t know significantly better. PETA is urging everybody to keep away from this vile spectacle and calling on county officers to make this exhibition of cruelty the final such shameful occasion to be held there.”
PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals usually are not ours to make use of for leisure”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data, please go to PETA.org or observe the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.
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