GAG ME! PETA is everywhere trying to accuse abuse etc in anything that has to do with animals. I think it is just to get publicity and make more $$ (donations etc). If they admitted there was nothing going on in a certain sport - no one would contribute anymore.
My husband and I are getting into raising bucking bulls. They were supposed to have some kind of demonstration outside of a PBR event - I forget how long ago. They have been INVITED numerous times to come and see how these bulls are treated. They have respectfully declined every time, yet they still point the finger.
They make me sick - they should concentrate more on going after the reports of animal abuse that go through the SPCA and help them investigate rather than make unproven accusations against specific sports as a whole. How many times have you seen a horse standing in a tiny pen in the rain with no shelter and mud with very little room to move??? THAT is where they could do some good.