Undoubtedly 2020 presented unexpected challenges for the Queensland Government. We at Animal Liberation Qld expected at the start of the year that new rodeo laws would be in place by now. But here we are at year’s end and we understand that Queensland Minister for Agriculture Mark Furner has still not made a final decision as to whether calf roping in rodeos will be made illegal.
We have been patient given the changed focus that the pandemic created for the Government. But now is the time for the newly re-elected Queensland Government to finally make the right choice at the start of their 4 year term and ban this cruel sport.
Calf roping should have no place in Queensland in the 21st century. Calves being cruelly roped, slammed down and hog-tied is no longer seen by a majority of Queenslanders as an appropriate sport or entertainment.
The policy position of all five animal protection groups involved in the development of the draft Qld Rodeo Standards & Guidelines (ALQ, Animals Australia, RSPCA Qld, Australian Veterinary Association, Animal Welfare League Qld) is that calf roping needs to be banned, so we remain hopeful the Qld Government will ultimately recognise that a higher standard of welfare for calves is warranted.
TELL THE QLD GOVERNMENT THE TIME FOR A BAN IS NOW!
Please once again remind the Qld Government that this issue matters to you and you want to see a ban in 2021.
1. Email the Minister for Agriculture via our email form below to ask him to ban calf roping in 2021. IT ONLY TAKES A FEW SECONDS USING THE EMAIL TEMPLATE BELOW.
3. Make a donation to help fund next steps of the campaign and to keep our investigators out at rodeos across the state.
Background to this campaign: It’s important to state that rodeos can never be humane and no animal should be made to feel fear, pain and distress in the name of entertainment. That is why ALQ’s firm position is to advocate for a total ban. However, the reality is that Queensland rodeos aren’t going to disappear overnight. The state government even financially supports them. So we have chosen to campaign especially hard in recent years to get rid of calf roping, recognised both within and outside the rodeo industry as the worst event. Our campaign has been noticed over time and we have a real chance of success.
Take action to ban calf roping cruelty
Help Animal Liberation Qld and RSPCA Qld achieve a ban on calf roping
Tell the Minister for Agriculture that you are concerned about rodeo cruelty.
Ask him to take urgent action to ban calf roping at Queensland rodeos. For maximum impact, please put into your own words.
Now is the right time for compassionate Queenslanders to stand up and voice their opposition to rodeos. To say ‘no way’ to an out-dated, nasty form of entertainment that should be rejected by a decent society.
In 2016, we at Animal Liberation Qld renewed our commitment to giving exploited rodeo animals a voice and will continue to do so.
Your donation to Animal Liberation Qld will help us fund our important investigative work. Investigations provide the evidence to help change hearts and minds and achieve positive change for the animals. Your donation will enable us to undertake a greater number of investigations in this very large state of ours.
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