Las Vegas, Nevada – The Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association (PRCA) contracted with CBS Sports, a subsidiary of CBS, to cover the 2016 Wranglers National Finals. The PRCA paid CBS Sports an undisclosed sum of money to air the rodeo.
Despite the PRCA’s claim that bucking horses are “bred to buck” and “love bucking,” footage aired by CBS tells a different story. Using only footage aired by CBS, animal welfare activist group SHARK was able to prove that horses were shocked to force them to buck at the National Finals Rodeo.
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In one close-up clip, a rodeo worker is seen shocking a bucking horse with a Miller Manufacturing Hot-Shot Power-Mite. The Power-Mite is sold only to be used for cattle and pigs, and the manufacturer states “Hot-Shot does not condone the use of the Power-Mite or any Hot-Shot electric prod for use on horses, including horses in a rodeo environment. We only recommend that our product be used on hogs and cattle. Do not use on horses, they are much more sensitive.”
Several other clips show rodeo workers pulling their hands back from the horses with Power-Mites in their hand, while the horses explode into a bucking frenzy out the gate.
In another horrifying clip shown on CBS Sports, a rodeo worker is seen repeatedly pressing his fingers extremely hard into a bucking horse’s eyeball. It appeared the worker was trying to force the horse to look towards the gate, but the horse is clearly agitated and in pain from the fingers pressing into his eye.
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