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Hilton confirms RSPCA is investigating rodeo incident

Steve Hilton
Steve Hilton

THE Australian Professional Rodeo Association says it will await the outcome of an RSPCA investigation into the Buckle Up incident.

President Steve Hilton late yesterday confirmed APRA had been advised by the RSPCA that a complaint had been lodged by Animals Australia.

But he said it was his belief that the handling of the injured bull was correct in an "unfortunate and rare" set of circumstances.

"In almost every other instance a bull will go out the back of the chutes where there are proper facilities," Mr Hilton said.

"As it was a decision was made to take the bull out where the campdraft cattle leave the arena and a portable loading ramp was brought in.

"I'm confident there was nothing else that could have been done."

Mr Hilton said the RSPCA had not given APRA a timeframe on the length of the investigation.

 

Topics:  animals bull rspca warwick rodeo



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