Friday, January 15, 7pm, in front of Madison Square Garden,
Meeting point is the main entrance of Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York,7th Avenue between West 31st St
Join Friends of Animals in New York City in front of Madison Square Garden to loudly protest the violent “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. 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 tormented and brutalized, and the animal abusers given a score at the end.
In New York City Date: Friday, January 15, 2016 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
To RSVP or for more information: contact Edita Birnkrant by email at Edita@FriendsofAnimals.org or 212.247.8120 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