10 November 2021
Gayle D'Arcy, Rodeo Campaign Director
Calf roping is so controversial it’s already banned in Victoria and South Australia but unfortunately it was still on the 4 day Warwick Rodeo program at the end of last month.
Calf roping is the cruellest rodeo sport and our first billboard design, using images from a Qld rodeo, was even judged too violent to be shown. But it’s the sport itself that is too violent! It’s definitely time to ban calf roping in Qld, just like it is in Victoria and South Australia. Please take action by using our easy template to send a message to the Qld Government that you want it banned too.
Previous Queensland Tourism Minister Kate Jones attended the 2018 Mount Isa Rodeo on the same day that a horse and a steer died there from their terrible injuries. In her speech on the evening of August 10, she said the rodeo was a celebration of ‘what is so great about the outback’.