Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo Returns to Minneapolis
Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo is coming back to Minneapolis on February 3rd and 4th to glorify animal abuse for entertainment. This rodeo includes bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, and barrel racing. The horses, bulls, and steer, often suffer broken ribs, backs, and legs, torn tails, punctured lungs, internal organ damage, ripped tendons, torn ligaments, snapped necks, and agonizing deaths. This year, they’re also allowing the public to ride ponies prior to the event. More information on why rodeos are cruel can be found here.
Thankfully, some cities are making progress to eliminate or restrict this cruel excuse for entertainment. On December 7, 2022, the Los Angeles City Council P.A.A.W. (Personnel, Audits, and Animal Welfare) Committee passed the Rodeo “Tools of Torment” Ban that will prohibit the use of the rodeo’s torture devices – specifically electric prods and shocking devices, spurs and rowels, and flank or bucking straps. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case in Minnesota.
Join ARC to stand up against the rodeo’s cruel animal abuse by peacefully protesting outside the Xcel Energy Center on Friday, the 3rd, from 6:30-7:45 pm.
Sign up to volunteer here: https://forms.gle/Ctc5kvNF8Dz83y3P6