Rodeos originally were to sort, brand the animals as well as brake horses so they could be tamed and ridden. It was a rough process from a different time, but the purpose wasn’t to cause harm but to sell or work with the animals. Imagine how those original ACTUAL cowboys and ranchers would feel about seeing their animals spiked, electrocuted, legs & backs broken just for entertainment!
If the Rodeo was a school and the animals were the student, the entire free world would have their pitch forks and torches marching on the steps of the supreme court . or if we let our dog go with out water we could go to jail or at least pay a hefty fine.
Source: Dara Tube