Reno Rodeo bans cameras


Reno rodeo bans cameras
According to a post on the blog Tuesday’s Horse, the Reno Rodeo has banned cameras at the event. This happened after several rodeo employees were caught shocking bucking horses to make them perform. Click on the photo above to go to the blog post.

According to a post on Tuesday’s Horse, the Reno Rodeo has banned cameras from being used during the competition.

The blog suggests that this ban came after several individuals were videotaped shocking horses to make them buck two years running — in front of the judges.

The Reno Rodeo is not the only one to ban spectators from filming: The Big Loop Rodeo, in Jordan Valley, Oregon allowed rodeo supporters to film the rodeo, but asked other people to stop filming and leave the grounds. One person, who is associated with the animal rights group SHARK (SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness) was arrested.

Click on the photo to read the article and for links to videos that show how recalcitrant horses, who don’t want to leave the chute and buck, are shocked to make them perform.

Rodeo policies prohibit the shocking of horses and bulls but given the number of times these individuals were caught on film using a hand held device to shock horses once or twice when they refused to leave the chute, it seems that rule is not being enforced and that instead of dealing with the infraction, they’d rather get rid of the evidence.

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3 thoughts on “Reno Rodeo bans cameras

  1. Yikes- definitely seems like a bad policy. While I have heard some animal rights organizations deliberately manipulate the editing or the footage to create false-views of animal treatment, it seems like a poor choice to ban cameras at a public event.

    1. Liz Goldsmith

      Yeah, it does make you wonder what they don’t want you to see. I watched the videos on the site I linked to and they did not look manipulated. I wasn’t aware that this was happening at rodeos, but of course they are outside my normal equine activities.

  2. Steve Jones

    Corinna said: “While I have heard some animal rights organizations deliberately manipulate the editing or the footage to create false-views of animal treatment,”

    Really? I guess they could get a job working on the next CGI movie then, since what you say is absolutely nonsense and impossible. Care to show us one of these “false-views” (why the hyphen?) of animal treatment?

    Unfortunately for the psychopaths who enjoy torturing animals, video technology is getting smaller and smaller every year, and better and better quality. Buy a pen cam off Ebay for $40 and you should be able to get good quality footage, if you are sitting near enough. The scum who enjoy torturing these poor animals don’t want the public to see what they do – because they know that MOST people would like to see them in jail for their sick crimes against innocent animals.

    What sort of sicko came up with the idea of making a ‘show’ out torturing animals anyway, and what sort of idiots actually WANT to see animals being hurt?

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