Professional Opinions

WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY ABOUT ANIMALS IN ENTERTAINMENT, INDUSTRY, SPORT AND RECREATION

Those who use animals in entertainment, industry, sport and recreation depend on documented information compiled by experts. In all animal industries, veterinarians and behavior experts speak out on the well-being of animals that interact with humans in a number of ways.

Organizations that are members of the Animal Welfare Council are constantly monitoring animal welfare guidelines and programs to insure that all animals used are provided proper care and management.

The sport of rodeo employs thousands if not millions of animals who are bred specifically for rodeo competition in the various rodeo events. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) chooses to turn to the experts when answering questions regarding the care and treatment of rodeo livestock at PRCA sanctioned events. The experts are the on-site rodeo veterinarians who are required by PRCA rules to attend each rodeo performance. Surveys conducted by these independent, on-site rodeo vets have consistently shown the rate of injury to rodeo animals to be statistically negligible. To see the results of these surveys click here.

The Pregnant Mare Urine (PMU) ranching industry is one of the most highly self-regulated animal industries. To view opinions of equine veterinarians who have inspected equine ranching operations click here.

 

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