Seriously, let's not turn this into a debate. I could make plenty of arguments of any horse sport being cruel.
I have said that I don't think calf roping can be safe for the calf, but the other events are not cruel as a general rule. I think every person who has rodeoed has heard the arguments of how we abuse our animals, but it's actually quite the opposite.
I rodeo, I am not cruel to my animals.
I respect your opinion, I really do, but can we not make this thread turn into an argument like every other rodeo thread?