Cancel Rodeo Event That Rips Tails Off Bulls

Target: Jefferson County, Colorado local government

Goal: Stop the cruel “coleadero” event in which bulls experience broken or dismembered tails.

A coleadero, also known as steer tailing, is an event in which a bull is tortured and pulled by his tail until he rams into the ground. Jefferson County is one of the only locations in the United States that has hosted a coleadero and it sounds like another one may occur if steps aren’t taken now to ban the practice. Animal suffering should never be considered a form of entertainment. It is time to permanently stop this unnecessary cruelty by passing a law banning this sick practice.

During the event, a man on horseback chases a bull while he twists and distorts the bull’s tail to try to force the animal into the ground. The bull’s tail often breaks and sometimes is even dismembered. The bulls are not the only ones in danger during this event. Horses often get injured due to the high chances of painful collisions and getting bucked by the bull. The animals are often left to suffer with no form of veterinary care.

Sign this petition to demand that Jefferson County pass a law to permanently ban this cruel event. This event shows some of the ugliest sides of humanity, and it is time to stop abusing animals for entertainment.


Dear Officials,

A coleadero has taken place in your county and may occur again soon. During a coleadero, a man on horseback chases and terrorizes a scared bull. The cowboy will yank, twist and distort the bull’s tail until the bull runs himself into the ground. The tail often breaks and sometimes is even dismembered. This is animal cruelty.

Please put an end to this cruel event by passing an ordinance banning the practice. Animal suffering should not be considered entertainment, and it is time to stop this unnecessary cruelty.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Ingo Joseph

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  1. Danelle Oberholtzer says:

    Signed the petition to end this horrific cruelty-yes I’m vegan

  2. Gayla Amend says:

    It seems as if everyday I see another disgusting barbaric method that civilized humans(??) use as a form of entertainment,using animals as their target, and I’m sickened, disgusted and pissed off that you’re and lol wing this to happen.
    What mental health conditions have your politicians, and the gross participants, been diagnosed with that include THIS as a side effect? As a special education teacher, I’ve NEVER come across such a condition other than in the mentally deficient minds of those who eventually end up as perpetrators of inhumane crimes against other people. Purposefully causing pain to animals HAS BEEN PROVEN to be a sign of future torturing, raping, killing and serial killing.LOOK IT UP. Any place that allows this to occur is inviting these kinds of crimes and is PUBLICLY ANNOUNCING that they hold NO REGARD FOR LIFE OF ANY KIND. Colorado, where I have family and have always enjoyed visiting, has just lost a supporter and this information WILL BE SHARED WITH EVERYONE I KNOW.
    ALL PARTICIPANTS should be LEGALLY subjected to THE SAME KIND OF “ENTERTAINMENT PROCESS”, using their MALE GENETALIA as the target FOR “FUN”.Now that’ll be a Rodeo that I’ll pay to attend 🙂
    ABOLISH THIS, COLORADO. You disgust me. My family and I won’t ever be back.

    • Eric Wilson says:

      Only MALE genitalia? I’m willing to bet there are women there as well. Your anger is about men. You don’t really care about the animals at all. Please seek counseling immediately.

  3. What is wrong with people and their barbaric. Sadistic behavior?!

  4. Dayna. Bilderback says:

    I will never understand how the human race find it’s entertaining to watch a animal get hurt

  5. Alicia Aiudi says:

    Stop this

  6. Why do all these petitions not have dates on them, I signed one and shared it the other day but it was over 3 years old, sorry but i dont sign them unless there is a date on them, sick of wasting my time when the petition is done anyways. Good luck in the future

  7. Tara Daylami says:

    In the name of God and humanity, please stop this.

  8. Lin Kristian says:

    This is so discusting. They call this entertainment it’s barbaric torture. What kind of people are these? No hearts no compassion for animals. This torture needs to be Stopped immediately!!!

  9. Nora Freitag says:

    I am so sick of having to fight for virtually ALL of our innocent creatures. The biggest problem we have is that Earth is infected with the species of lice called homo sapiens. We are parasites because we have overrun our Earth host and are detrimental to all the good things on it.

  10. Mary johnson says:

    Aren’t we better than this?

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