Cancel the Parkway Hotel Rodeo

The Parkway Hotel in Frenchs Forest is planning on hosting an "XTREME BULLS" Rodeo event in February 2017.

We the undersigned call on The Parkway Hotel to cancel their rodeo event and recognise the cruelty inherent in rodeos.

Rodeos are a cruel spectator 'sport' and are condemned by all animal rights and welfare groups around the world. Animals are regularly injured and sometimes killed at rodeo events. Rodeos are quickly becoming a thing of the past with major sponsors pulling their support because of animal welfare concerns.

Due to cruelty, rodeos are banned in Britain and in parts of Europe and the United States.

The RSPCA states: RSPCA Australia is opposed to rodeos because of the potential for significant injury, suffering or distress to the animals involved. The use of devices such as flank straps, spurs and electric prods contributes to the pain and suffering associated with this sport.