Protest at Waikato Rodeo this Saturday
What: ‘Ban Rodeo’ protest at Waikato Rodeo
When: Saturday 17th February 2018, 1pm
Where: Kihikihi Domain, Corner of Grey & Dick Streets, Kihikihi, Te Awamutu
Protesters will be outside the Waikato Rodeo this Saturday.
Organisers – Direct Animal Action – will help rural and urban New Zealanders hold large ‘STOP’ signs at the entrance of the event, calling on the new Government to stop rodeo by banning it in New Zealand.
“This rodeo season has seen a lot of well attended protests outside rodeos across New Zealand” says Direct Animal Action spokesperson Apollo Taito.
“We’re anticipating another strong turn out this Saturday from Waikato locals and others parts of New Zealand.
“Rodeo has no place in a 2018 New Zealand. We therefore congratulate the Green Party for putting forward a Private Members Bill that will ban the worst aspects of rodeo – calf roping and flank straps,”
“But we’re calling on the Greens and our new progressive Government to take stronger action by banning rodeo full stop. No one wants to see an animal stressed and scared in the name of human entertainment, anymore,”
“Rodeo has definitely had its day in our country,” says Mr. Taito