New York City & Bridgeport CT January 7, 2011 & January 21, 2011
Join Friends of Animals in New York City and Bridgeport, CT as we oppose the degrading entertainment known as bull riding. These events are part of the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) schedule covering towns and cities across the country. The bull riding “cowboys” travel to each venue with bulls who are crammed into trucks and tormented by them and rodeo clowns. With all the talk of bullying in the news, many people realize that’s exactly what is happening to the bulls exploited by PBR. They are teased, shocked, and assaulted into “action” while they are wearing bucking straps. If these straps were used on humans, they would be called instruments of torture, along with the spurs on the boots of the riders.
This animal abuse portrayed as sport is often promoted as a family event, a place where children can cheer alongside adults as animals are dominated and brutalized, and the animal abusers given a score at the end. In New York City Date: Friday, January 7, 2011 Time: 7:00 p.m. (event begins at 8:00) Place: Madison Square Garden, Four Pennsylvania Plaza, 7th Avenue between West 31st St. and West 33rd St., New York, NY 10001 Directions To RSVP or for more information: contact Edita Birnkrant by EMAIL or 212.247.8120 In Bridgeport, CT Date: Friday, January 21, 2011 Time: 6:30 (event begins at 7:30) Place: Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT Directions To RSVP or for more information: contact 203.656.1522 Come on out and help us educate the public and let the PBR and attendees know the truth about this horrible form of entertainment. We’ll be handing out our Rodeo, Bull Riding, And Other Macho Stories of Domination And Control educational flyers to ticket holders and to passersby, and we’ll hold highly visible posters challenging the brutality going on behind closed doors. **Be sure to check the FoA blog at www.friendsofanimals.org for any changes due to weather.