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Over recent weeks rodeos have made the news and been brought to the public’s attention, due to the injury sustained to a bull called Buckle Up at a rodeo in Warwick.
This allowed groups such as Animals Australia and the RSCPA to renew their call for rodeos to be banned, though they seem to be no closer to actually achieving this.
So, what can we do about rodeos, and will it be possible to get them stopped?
I do believe that they can be, though it will be a long tough, possibly mundane campaign where a majority of the work will be done behind the scenes, with very few, if any, opportunities for activists to be photographed holding placards or at protest rallies.
The following is written with a Queensland focus, as this is there area where I live, and I am familiar with the way things operate here, though I am sure that most of it would be similar to things that could be done in other states.
There are three ways to legally stop rodeos in Queensland;
1) Legislate against them
2) Reduce interest/demand for them
3) Make them no longer financially viable.
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