PETA propaganda. Heck, working at a vet, during vaccination, branding, etc I have seen calves hurt a leg, but will still run your butt over to get away... In all the real rodeos that I have seen in my many years, I can count on the number of fingers the animals that have gotten hurt..
I see worst treatment of horses in the "background" of a local horse show and county fair, spurring, hitting, ripping on mouths etc. then you see at rodeos.
Rodeo animals and rodeo contestant animals are the things that make the money and you can bet they are treated well.
Like I said before" PETA" pure and simple