From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

But bulls are not cars, but rather living beings that experience pain and suffering. 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. Brad Goldberg President, Animal Welfare Trust Mamaroneck, N.Y.,