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Between Broncs, Benson Sculpture Garden - Loveland, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 40° 25.384 W 105° 05.575
13T E 492117 N 4474719
Quick Description: This cowboy has all the gear, but no horse to ride. Horses are made to buck by using a bucking or flank strap, which causes the bucking along with electric shocks, tail and mane pulling and spurs.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 12/21/2014 10:41:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMN3T8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
Views: 1

Long Description:
While rodeo is a fact of western US history, it does rely on much cruelty to animals. "The Rodeo Mafia claims that their bucking horses are rank and mean, and "born to buck." Its all a lie -- hype and propaganda for a billion dollar industry based on cruelty and cover-ups.

The foundation of the bucking events is the buck strap, also known as a flank strap. Once a horse is moved into a bucking chute, the buck strap is loosely fitted around the flank area like a belt. A contestant gets on the horse and prepares to ride. In the chute, the bucking horse may be shocked, have her mane or tail pulled, her face slapped, or be stabbed with sharp objects, all to irritate and anger her before she is further abused by the bucking strap and spurs.

At the contestant's nod, the chute gate is opened. At the same time a person behind the chute pulls on the buck strap, tightening it around the horse's very sensitive flank area. This is similar to grabbing a very sensitive nerve area of a human being. Just as a person would instinctively fight to escape the tormenting grip, so does the horse fight and buck in a futile attempt to escape the buck strap.

Some rodeo opponents claim the buck strap goes over a horses genitals. This is not true. Regardless, the buck strap is a hated torment for a horse.

The bucking events cannot be held without the buck strap. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania banned the use of the buck strap over a decade ago, and the town hasn't had a rodeo since. The buck strap is as vital to the Rodeo Mafia as it is cruel and tormenting to the horse." (from (visit link) )
Sector of the workforce: Cowboy

Created or Donated by which group: Garland Weeks

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