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LMAOOOOOOOOO the screaming in the beginning
"oh jesus christ"
"please don’t give me that look"
"please don’t fly"
That owl is 30000000% done
every time this video graces me with its presence i feel obliged to reblog it
I live in Florida and can vouch for how accurate this is
my moods lol
Between coke or Dr Pepper
Dr. Pepper » Life
This is the opposite of what happened in spiderman 2
i giggled like a schoolgirl
"I hope the ASPCA isn’t watching."
"I really did not mean to do that."
Since some people disputed over the bronco section of my western horse myths post, this a PSA for all of those that still believe rodeo stock are treated horribly. They are professional athletes and treated like royalty.
This is The Bull Pool located in Canton, Texas. They specialize in aquatic therapy for bucking bulls to keep them fit and rodeo-ready without being hard on their joints. The facility is open to bucking broncos as well.But- *That doesn’t mean they don’t still get mistreated *This definitely doesn’t happen at all rodeos *There’s a lot of other things about their care you aren’t told *They’re still “provoked” to buck *They aren’t like human athletes, they can’t choose to do this
Huge difference between physical and mental welfare. This reminds me of those people who muscle the shit out of their horses, give them all kinds of supplements and have tons of expensive professionals out to massage and fix them up, and then yank them in the mouth and spur them all over the place. They think they’re treating their horse like royalty because they tend so intensively to their physical welfare, but still abuse them under saddle.
so how are bucking bulls brought into the world? what happens to them when they are no longer of any use to the people who “own” them?
My father raised beef cattle and, on the side, bucking bulls. He never had one make it into the professional rodeo circuits, such as PBR, but he was close. I knew about a lot of the inner workings of local and professional rodeos… and this is so far from the norm it’s hilarious.
For PBR, most bulls come from proven bucking bulls being bred over and over to cows from similar breeding and stock. Many are very inbred. The ones that don’t make it into the actual rodeo ring are sold to less prestigious circuits or private breeders or simply culled. I imagine many are eaten, although I don’t know about that part. Some cows are kept to be used only for breeding.
Many local and smaller rodeo circuits get their bucking bulls from small, hobby farmers and breeders who have cattle for other reasons (usually beef), like my dad. Some cattle farmers will breed for bucking bulls on the side as a hobby. The ones who don’t make the cut are sold to slaughter, just like all cattle on a beef farm are, eventually.
The rodeos themselves are stressful and uncomfortable for the animals, at best… and painful to deadly, at worst. My father’s favorite bull—one who had a chance at PBR status—died in the ring from a broken back. Bulls bred for bucking tend to have long backs… he landed wrong on coming down from a jump and broke his back with a man still on him. My father cried… and then had a rug made from his skin.
I spent a lot of time behind the scenes at rodeos. I’ve seen broken legs, backs, necks, and tails… bleeding from noses and rope burn on the belly, legs, and genitals of bulls. And that’s not even getting into calf roping (another option for those who don’t make the cut for bucking bull status) or what happens to the horses. People who tell you rodeos are anything but torture for the non-human participants are full of shit.
Also, can we talk about the bull’s face in the bottom photo? The whites showing so much and the eye rolled down and back like that is a sure sign of fear and stress. These animals aren’t going for a little dip for fun… cows aren’t exactly natural swimmers. They like standing in water, but this seems more like “sink or swim,” and people are going to act like the animals are pampered? They’re being pulled (by physical force, look at the man’s stance in the first photo) into a narrow, deep pool and forced to swim laps by two humans who—I’ve no doubt—would hurt them if they didn’t comply.
This isn’t love, respect, or how you would “treat royalty.” This is abuse and purely to make the exploitation of these animals more titillating and profitable for those holding the ropes.
Thank. You. Not all animals are like people who love swimming. And I once got into an argument on Instagram with someone who said that their bulls were expensive and had “good quality food” so they couldn’t have been abused. Something about prodding and poking bulls to buck and purposely stressing them out for “sport” doesn’t seem ethical to me.
reblogging again for the more info
If the bulls enjoyed this so much why does it look like they’re being dragged into the water? Why are their heads being held up by rope? I might be missing something, but it doesn’t look like they’re doing this of their own volition.
Fascinating insight about rodeos
I’ve been wanting to reply back to these so badly but I haven’t had time until now.
- in the bottom photo there is NO white of his eyes showing. You’re making up things to support your point. All you see is brown.
- The ropes are tight to keep them from getting too close to the edge and kicking the cement wall because obviously that could injure them.
- Secondly, have you ever even been around a bull?! They’re stubborn as hell. Of course they’re going to have to use a little extra muscle.
- Athletes get injured, human and animal. There are multi-million dollar horses that have the most immaculate care with the best equipment imaginable and they still end up getting injured. It’s life. Sometimes injuries just can’t be prevented.
- Don’t act like bulls/cows going to slaughter is so taboo. That’s where they’d be if they didn’t have a job bucking.
- It’s not the norm yet, but it’s starting to catch on. They’re now swimming 35 bulls per week, and rising, (source) and have dedicated two days a week to swimming bucking horses.
- "When it comes to rehabbing bulls with injuries, swimming offers not only a quicker method of physical rehabilitation, but a method that has mental benefits as well. Foutch hits on some key hurdles owners face when bringing a bull back from an injury and how swimming is a great option. “When bulls are hurt a lot of times you have to isolate them from others,” Foutch said. “They are a herd animal and that can take a mental toll on them and even play a role in their recovery. People will be surprised at how bulls will take to swimming. It’s good for them physically, but also mentally. It breaks up the monotony and they will come out of a swim session refreshed—especially during the summer months when it is hot.”" (source)
- They are getting such positive responses from the bulls and owners that they’re going to keep growing to accommodate more customers.
Yes, there are rodeo bulls that get abused. There are never black and white situations. However you can’t deny that the rodeo industry is changing for the better. You can choose to ignore it or you can embrace the fact that it’s improving.