BULL DUST: Animal rights campaigners have targeted Lismore City Council in a bid to ban rodeos.
BULL DUST: Animal rights campaigners have targeted Lismore City Council in a bid to ban rodeos.

Animal libs target Lismore to ban rodeos

By RENEE REDMOND and ADAM CAREY

AN animal rights group has launched a campaign to convince Lismore City Council to ban rodeos.

NSW Animal Liberation branch executive director, Mark Pearson, said they had targetted Lismore in the hope the council would set a precedent.

If Lismore adopted the ban, it would be the first council in the State to adopt such a measure.

The group, in conjunction with the RSPCA, has already persuaded the ACT government to ban rodeos and Victoria to put restrictions on calf weights.

Mr Pearson said the group would be writing a letter to the council requesting the ban.

He said video evidence and veterinary reports proving rodeos were in breach of the NSW Government Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act would be provided.

"We have footage from Tamworth and other rodeos, where bulls legs have been broken, and poked in the face with an electric prodder, to get them bucking," he said.



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