Save a Bull, Ride a … Stranger?

Published by PETA.

While it’s widely accepted that most people don’t want an eight-second ride, we now have an excellent, bull-free alternative for those of you who, for whatever reason, do: Urban Rodeo!

The concept is like that of a regular rodeo. Mount an unwilling participant and hold on for dear life, marking your success by how long you can stay latched on to the bucking, bewildered beast. The only difference between this and other rodeos is the ropes, spurs, and other cruelty involved, such as internal injuries and extensive bruising. Oh, and I seriously doubt participants in the “Urban Rodeo” are shipped off to slaughter once they’ve outlived their usefulness. However, similar to a regular rodeo, participants are encouraged to “leg it” immediately after being tossed from the animal in order to avoid injury.

Got any other clever ideas that could serve as an alternative to a performing animal act or rodeo? Let me know—who knows, I might give your idea a shot and see how it works out!

Written by Sean Conner

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