Monday, April 24, 2006

Even in Tasmania, Activists Fight to Expose Cruelties of the Rodeo

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Animal rights group to attempt rodeo entry

The group Against Animal Cruelty, which is campaigning to have rodeos banned in Tasmania, will try and gain entry to the final event of the season being held in the state's north today.
The national circuit finals are being held at the Harveydale rodeo grounds near Westbury.
A campaign coordinator Emma Haswell says she will try and gain entry to witness what she calls barbaric cruelty towards animals.
She says with a review of Tasmania's Animal Welfare Act now being held, her organisation will seek a meeting with the new Primary Industries Minister David Llewellyn.
Ms Haswell says rodeos probably will not be banned, but the campaign may improve things.
"It may lead to a permit system being introduced and a code of practice," she said.
"At the moment there's only a voluntary code of practice and the rodeo association have their own code of practice and it's not legally enforceable, and there's nothing to stop anybody having a rodeo.
"So if we had a code of practice, that's one thing."

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