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Shalani 09-16-2009 09:55 PM

GRAPHIC -- Criminal Horse Abuse at Oklahoma Prison Rodeo
I dont think all rodeo's are bad. In Australia the ones ive been too any injured animal get vet attention straight away.

But this is wrong & their prisoners !

I came across this vid on you tube and thought id post it here with the original explanation .

American penal systems are supposed to rehabilitate criminals, so that they may some day return to society. However, in Oklahoma prisons the administrators can be worse criminals than the prisoners.

This video exposes the criminal abuse and corruption of the Oklahoma Prison Rodeo, and the shameful, indefensible animal cruelty that occurs.

Please call the Oklahoma Governor and the Director of the Prisons and ask them to stop sponsoring this cruel prison rodeo. It is an outrage that tax payer money is used to pay for this brutality.

For more information, go to

Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry
Telephone: (405) 521-2342

Justin Jones, Director, Department of Corrections
3400 Martin Luther King Avenue
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111-4298
Phone: (405) 425-2505
Fax: (405) 425-2578

Marty Sirmons, Warden
P.O. Box 97
McAlester, OK 74502-0097
Phone: (918) 423-4700
Fax: (918) 423-3862

Spastic_Dove 09-16-2009 10:06 PM

God, that's horrible.
No wonder people hate rodeo.

JustDressageIt 09-16-2009 10:18 PM

First off, not all rodeos are bad. For instance, the Calgary Stampede is a world-class facility.

It's the backyard versions that make my blood boil.
The footage in that video made me sick to my stomach.

samc230 09-16-2009 10:19 PM

This made me cry. And I do rodeo.

However, not every rodeo is like that... every rodeo I have been to, everyone loved and adored their horses and any animals used.

CrazyChester 09-16-2009 10:19 PM

When they were leading the horse with a broken leg out..I did indeed burst into tears. Why in the world do they do it?

close2prfct 09-16-2009 10:27 PM

That was horrible, I've been to a lot of rodeos in my time and never ever seen anything like that before but they were all small local rodeos. I can't imagine anyone being so sadistic and cruel to allow something like that to go on.

Juniper 09-16-2009 10:30 PM

Hard to believe that can still happen in America. Hopefully we will all flood them with e-mails and phone calls. Even if they could care less sometimes publicity will cause people to be more careful.

Spastic_Dove 09-16-2009 10:33 PM

Note, I meant it was images like this that give rodeo a bad name. I rodeo and love the sport. However, it is crap like this that needs to be shut down.

roro 09-16-2009 11:18 PM

having owned a horse that broke one of his legs and had to be put down, I find this video very upsetting. I have witnessed in person the pain and fear in a horse's eyes when one of their legs is broken. NO horse in this state deserves to be dragged around by a bunch of idiots. Look at them, trying to hide that animals are hurt in these events. I think the audience should see this, see what the cost of their crude entertainment is: a frightened and injured animal.

JustDressageIt 09-16-2009 11:23 PM

Keep in mind that this is not a big-time rodeo.

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