Alameda County bans mutton-busting; Haggerty votes no, tells proponents to eat salad

Mutton-busting is no longer allowed at Castro Valley's Rowell Ranch after the Alameda County Board of Supervisors banned the rodeo event in which young children ride sheep like a bronco. Animal rights advocates have long argued the event and others at the annual rodeo instill fear in the animals and in many cases physical trauma. … Continue reading Alameda County bans mutton-busting; Haggerty votes no, tells proponents to eat salad

ALCO supervisors to reconsider its direction to ban some rodeo events

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors will reconsider a direction its planning committee made to staff last January to create a draft ordinance banning "mutton busting," a rodeo act that includes young children riding sheep that is akin to bullriding. The planning committee voted, 4-1, with Supervisor Scott Haggerty voting no, on Jan. 15 after … Continue reading ALCO supervisors to reconsider its direction to ban some rodeo events

After cries of animal cruelty, Alameda County Supervisors may soon ban ‘mutton busting’

The Rowell Ranch Rodeo has long been an annual tradition in Castro Valley and surrounding areas. But local animal rights activists say some of the rodeo's events, such as "mutton busting," which allow young children to ride sheep similar to bull riding, and "wild cow milking" are inhumane, and requires a long-overdue reexamination of the … Continue reading After cries of animal cruelty, Alameda County Supervisors may soon ban ‘mutton busting’