News | Living & Travel
24 Jan 2018 2:55
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Days of Xmas
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Living & Travel

    Protest planned at Whangarei rodeo

    Animal rights activists are promising to be outside a rodeo in Whangarei on Saturday but rodeo organisers say animals are humanely treated.


    Animal rights activists are promising to be outside the Mid Northern Rodeo at Whangarei for the third year in a row.

    They've been attending rodeos around the country and complained last year that a cowboy attempted to "rustle" them up at a Whangarei rodeo.

    The group Direct Animal Action will hold large "stop" signs at the entrance of the event at Maungatapere on Saturday, calling on the government to ban rodeo events in New Zealand.

    "We absolutely congratulate the Green Party for putting forward a Private Members Bill that will ban the worst aspects of rodeo - calf roping and flank straps," says Direct Animal Action spokesperson Apollo Taito.

    "But we're calling on the Greens and the rest of the government to take stronger action by banning rodeo full stop. No one wants to see animal abuse for entertainment anymore, rodeo has had its day in our country,.

    Earlier this month the NZ Rodeo and Cowboys Association said the rodeo season was in full swing and rodeo organisers were reporting record numbers of spectators at events.

    Defence Minister Ron Mark was the Grand Marshal and special guest at the Wanaka Rodeo on January 2.

    "Despite the protests of some animal activists at some events, the truth is that the animals involved are humanely treated, under an independent Rodeo Code and with supervising veterinarians present," Michael Laws, the communications director for the association, said at the time.

    "In 2016, parliament investigated rodeo practices and pronounced itself satisfied with the sport," he said.


    NZN




    © 2018 NZN, NZCity


     Other Living & Travel News
     23 Jan: Shares mixed; Z drops, Air NZ bounces back
     22 Jan: Donald Trump's funding cut to Palestinian agency UNRWA leaves refugees fearing 'a catastrophe'
     22 Jan: Kiwi reaches remote Antarctic mountains
     22 Jan: Review on motorbike safety: Dog and Lemon
     20 Jan: Body found on a Napier beach
     20 Jan: Search for Hamilton 84-year-old expands
     19 Jan: Collision kills elderly woman in Alexandra
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Donald's Ulster deal off after injury More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Over 50 charges about steel mesh product More...



     Today's News

    International:
    Dead Sea Scrolls: New discoveries and what they mean 23:06

    International:
    Openly gay Indian prince Manvendra Singh Gohil fights to reform anti-LGBT law 22:06

    Motoring:
    North Island highway closed by flooding 21:56

    Business:
    Over 50 charges about steel mesh product 21:56

    Entertainment:
    Russell Brand wants to provide permanent housing for Windsor's homeless population as a wedding gift to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 21:51

    Entertainment:
    Brandi Glanville has told Gerard Butler to "f**k off" after he opened up about their past hook-up 21:21

    Soccer:
    Kilkenny parts ways with Melbourne City 21:16

    Entertainment:
    Katy Perry has been stung by a jellyfish whilst trying out a new watersport in the sea 20:51

    Politics:
    Chinese hip hop culture and rap scene target of government crackdown 20:46

    Entertainment:
    Anika Noni Rose has claimed she was once sexually assaulted by a stranger on a plane 20:21


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2018 New Zealand City Ltd