State Government calf roping 'ban' a FRAUD!!!
On the 4th of July 2007 the Minister for 'Animal Welfare'
(?), Minister Gail Gago announced changes to the regulations
to hold rodeos which she falsely claims will protect animals.
None of the new regulations
will help a single animal!!
Among her ridiculous claims is that by lifting the minimum
weight of animals used in rodeos she is 'banning' calf roping.
She makes it seem like animals will be benefiting but the
truth is far more sinister. What the government is really
doing is simply introducing a NEW rodeo event called steer
Victoria brought in the same regulations and now steer roping
has been competed there for years and I have been in Victoria
filming it this year. The animals are slightly older and the
How dare the government try and dupe the SA public that they
have the best interests of the animals at heart.
In her press release, Minister Gago proudly states that these
new rules will 'greatly benefit the rodeo competitors'. How
nice of her.
It's a great pity that she forgot to bring in something that
will benefit the animals she is supposed to protect.
Please contact Minister Gago by phone on (08) 8463
5680 and tell her exactly what you think of this
very intentional deception.
You can also email her at email@example.com
or you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
for further information and facts on the other supposed 'tough
Labor state government needs to either go back to the drawing
board and come up with a solution to this reprehensible animal
cruelty - (not a heap of meaningless wording changes and political
spin), or they need to admit that they don't give a damn about
animal cruelty or the constituents they are supposed to represent
and protect. The transference of animal cruelty to humans
is undeniable and they are placing society at risk with their
wimpy half hearted efforts. Strong leadership and the ability
to make difficult decisions is now called for in our increasingly
If they can't even make a simple black and white decision
on an issue with so much evidence and public support then
how will they react in a crisis?!
contractor Noel Fraser convicted of animal cruelty
Noel Fraser was convicted on the 10th of April 2007 in the
Clare Court. He was originally charged with electric cattle
prod offences stemming from the Marrabel Rodeo 2004, but the
RSPCA dropped these charges in return for him pleading guilty
to housing a bull with horses. He received a $250 fine and
$120 in lawyers fees. According to the Rodeo Associations
own codeo of practice, he will no longer be able to work as
a rodeo stock contractor. I have also spoken to the Minister
for Animal Welfare, Gail Gago and asked for confirmation that
no permits will be issued for rodeos using Noel Fraser as
a stock contractor regardless.
Watson convicted for assaulting Janet Allan
Will Watson was convicted on the 23rd of February 2007 in
the Clare Court.
reports of rodeo cruelty video posted online
Videos of alleged animal cruelty at rodeos around South Australia
have been posted on a popular, free video sharing website
by anti-rodeo campaigners. The videos show animals struggling
wildly in stalls, as well as animal injuries.
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