A recent article in the Times Colonist outlines the Luxton Pro Rodeo’s refusal to eliminate inhumane rodeo events in favour of a family-friendly Western-style country fair.
The Luxton Pro Rodeo boasts tie-down calf roping, steer wrestling, and children’s sheep-riding: activities that cause fear, stress, and even serious injury to the animals involved. Learn more about the problems with rodeos.
The Times Colonist article highlights an August 2012 letter sent by the BC SPCA to Langford City Council, asking them to consider adopting a country fair that families can attend without seeing animals suffer.
You can help rodeo organizers understand that animal suffering is not an appropriate form of family entertainment by contacting the Luxton Pro Rodeo and Langford Mayor Stewart Young and City Council to express your concern. You can ask them to eliminate the rodeo, or at the very least, limit the harm caused to rodeo animals by removing the roughest events, just as the Cloverdale Rodeo in Surrey has done.
The British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a not-for-profit organization reliant on public donations. Our mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in B.C.