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.

PETITION LETTER:

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.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Ingo Joseph

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256 Comments

  1. Carol Cozart says:

    IT IS A SHAME THAT HUMANS BEING DOES NOT HAVE ANY COMPASSION AND THINK TORTURE IS FUN THE ANIMALS THEY ARE ABUSEING HAVE 100% MORE COMPASSION SHAME SHAME IF THEY DO THIS TO ANIMALS WHAT WOULD THEY DO TO A PERSON

  2. People disgust me.

  3. I cannot find where CO law bands steer tailing, so i emailed Jefferson county office and they replied as follows “Jefferson County does not currently allow this and hasn’t for a number of years. If you have further questions, please reach out to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. https://www.jeffco.us/1468/Fairgrounds

    Thank you,

    Jefferson County Public Engagement

  4. Rebecca Lopez says:

    It doesn’t accept my email address to sign the petition

  5. Totally INSANE

  6. This is not accepting me email address for me to sign

  7. This just leaves me speechless. What in the hell is wrong with people w ho think torturing an animal is ok? What if it was your kid? Someone you knew? Your own pet? Put the s hoe on the other foot and think about it you idiots. This needs to stop! and Now! If not, then it needs to be considered animal abuse and they do have rights. The right person just needs to do the right thing to stop this.

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