4 Feb 2020

Government backs down on banning parts of rodeo

From Morning Report, 8:41 am on 4 February 2020

The government has backed down on its promise to ban certain elements of rodeo.

Prior to the 2017 election, Labour's animal welfare spokesperson Trevor Mallard said flank straps, electric prodders and calf roping would be banned, and if that meant the end of rodeo, so be it.

Nearly three years on, the Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor says banning those things is off the table for now.

Ben Strang reports.