Bull Riding – Completely Unrelated to Ranch Work
Like the victims of bullrings, the huge size and fierce appearance of a bull makes him the perfect target for animal abusers. Rodeos know they can fool many people into believing that the bull is impervious to pain. Nothing could be further from the truth. Furthermore, bulls were never ridden in ranch work.
Typically it is bulls who receive the worst abuse from electric shocking in rodeos. Cows are particularly sensitive to electricity, and rodeo animal abusers use that to their advantage to make calm, docile bulls appear to be wild killers.
The shocking device is an easily concealed device. Although small, the electric prod delivers 5,000 volts of extreme pain. Rodeo animal abusers often shock their victims repeatedly before releasing them, driving them wild with torment. SHARK offers money to rodeo people to take a shock from the same device they use on their victims. These supposedly macho "cowboys" always refuse!
There is no shortage of either animal abuse or idiocy at a rodeo.
See our documentation under Rodeo Stock Contractors for video evidence of the abuse inherent in bull riding.