Animal Welfare

The National Rodeo Association takes animal welfare seriously and complies with the standards for the care and treatment of rodeo livestock developed by the National Consultative Committee for Animal Welfare (NCCAW) which was an advisory committee to the Government on Animal Welfare policy.

The standards pertain to the responsibilities of rodeo personnel, rules for the care of livestock, equipment requirements and specifications, stock selection and use, arena selection and use and specific rodeo events.

A copy of the standards can be found here.