- A bull broke his leg during a bull riding practice event in Rockhampton last night for local school students (believed to be from St Brendan’s College, Yeppoon)
- Bull suffered for over an hour before activists were moved on
- Activists witnessed a cattle prod being used on injured animal
Rodeos in Queensland
Queensland could well be described as the rodeo state of Australia, because of the huge numbers of rodeos that are held each year in rural and regional communities, as well as larger towns and cities. However, that’s a sad claim to fame because, quite simply, rodeos are events that celebrate exploitation and human domination over animals. To those who say rodeos are a tradition and an essential part of Queensland identity, we say it’s time to buck this tradition and rethink rodeos.