Target: Gloucester County Improvement Authority Executive Director, George Strachan
Goal: Regulate rodeos to put an end to cruel animal abuse.
Allegations of neglect and abuse against various rodeo animals abound in Gloucester County, New Jersey. The animals are allegedly placed in extreme conditions with no food or water and are regularly subjected to torture. This kind of abuse at rodeos cannot slip through the cracks any longer. Urge the Gloucester County Improvement Authority to take a stand for these animals and enact proper regulation at rodeos.
Allegations are that the animals are tied by the neck with little to no room to move for hours at a time. The building frequently reaches high temperatures and animals can be left without food or water, allegedly foaming at the mouth. One of the bulls can be seen falling over due to fatigue and dehydration. Electric prods are reportedly used excessively as well, resulting in bloody, horrendous wounds. To top it off, excessive alcohol consumption is common among those in charge of handling the animals.
None of these practices are acceptable, especially at an event kids will undoubtedly attend with their families. The owners of the park where the events took place have admitted to the mistreatment of the animals, but that is the extent of the action taken thus far.
Please sign this petition to urge the Gloucester County Improvement Authority to enact proper regulation at future rodeos to ensure these practices do not continue.
Dear Mr. Strachan,
The recent allegations that took place at a rodeo in Gloucester County are deeply disturbing. The mistreatment of animals is not to be taken lightly, especially at a family event. There is much to be done regarding the well-being of animals at rodeos and this is an opportunity to start a necessary discussion. Please enact proper regulation at rodeos in Gloucester County to ensure abuse does not continue.
Animals were reportedly left without food or water, showing visible signs of distress. Alcohol consumption was excessive, which can only exacerbate the issues present. The use of electric prods was frequent and often unnecessary, leaving these animals with severe wounds. These are all prevalent issues that must be addressed.
Rodeos must be regulated to ensure the proper treatment of animals. Certain requirements need to be put in place to maintain the well being of these animals and those around them. Please make the necessary changes to highlight the importance of all living beings.
[Your Name Here]
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