From Today's New York Times
DECEMBER 18, 2007
If there were transparency to the public spectacle of bull riding, it would be clear that this is a frantically scared animal desperately trying to escape. Bull riding events in rodeos are notorious for using spurs, flank straps and electric prods to promote bucking and to control the bull. The use of animals in entertainment when animal cruelty is involved is deplorable, whether it is dog fighting or bull riding.