The Rodeo Mafia's use of Tail Twisting, Pulling & Raking
An animal's tail is an extension of the spine, and is extremely sensitive. Twisting, pulling or raking a tail back and forth over a fence is extremely painful for animals, and that is why the Rodeo Mafia likes it.
Tail twisting is used carefully and sparingly by veterinarians to move large animals. Rodeo people use extreme tail twisting to force tame, domesticated animals to act "mean" and "rank."
Tail twisting is mainly committed against calves and steers to make them run from chutes. However, all rodeo victims, including horses and bulls, may fall prey to tail twisting, raking and pulling.
Olympic Rodeo: When the Rodeo Mafia used its money and influence to buy a spot in the 2002 Winter Olympics it was meant to be a show for the world. Public opposition forced Olympic organizers to promise there would be no use of torture. One of the specific torments banned was tail pulling and twisting. Nevertheless, you can see just that happening in this clip.
Watch the sneaky character inside the chute, behind the steer, as he pulls his victim's tail with all his might. The two guys outside the chute try to block anyone from seeing it.
A short time after this footage was shot, the young Kansas City woman who bravely snuck a videocamera in was ejected. So much for Olympic Spirit from the Rodeo Mafia or the Olympic Organizing Committee.
This outrageous abuse occurred at the National High School Rodeo finals. This man slapping is teaching young high school students how to abuse animals.
In this clip, a woman proves she can be just as nasty and underhanded as anyone else in the Rodeo Mafia, as she mercilessly pulls a calf's tail and slaps the victim in the face.
In this incredible three-clip sequence, three men gang up on a single steer. Each one takes his turn at raking the victim's sensitive tail at the infamous Wauconda (Illinois) rodeo.
This steer's tail is first raked over a steel bar, and then twisted tightly before he is released from the chute, only to face more torment. You can see the steer's distress as he moves around, trying to escape the pain.
These scenes all show rodeo animal abusers cranking and pulling the tails of rodeo victims. You can see the animals are in pain as they try to escape the torment. Rodeo people seem to have an inherent need to victimize animals, and to make them suffer.
This steer has his sensitive tail raked mercilessly at a high school rodeo in Charleston, Illinois.