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WORKSHOP 5 (part 2): Jean-Jacques Kona-Boun: Physical and Mental Risks to Cattle and Horses in Rodeos

8:30 PM, Saturday 30 Jun 2018 (1 hour)
Jean-Jacques Kona-Boun 
Veterinarian/Anesthesiologist Centre Vétérinaire DMV

Alain Roy 
Professeur de droit de l'enfant et de l'animalUniversité de Montréal
Nicolas Morello 
Co-fondateur Droit animalier Québec (DAQ)

Kathrin Herrmann 
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Marine Cassoret
Equine Behaviourist

Jonathan Balcombe 
Independent Scientist and Author
Nonhuman animals, formerly defined as "moveable goods," were redefined in Quebec in 2015 as sentient beings with biological imperatives. The physical and mental well-being of animals may no longer be put at risk (with two exceptions: agricultural use and scientific/medical/educational use).  The first test case is animal use in sport. I present evidence from 20 Quebec rodeos (a total of 3 x 45 hours of video data, and many hundreds of hours of close analysis) that the physical and mental well-being of calves, bulls and horses is put at risk in virtually every trial in every rodeo event. The results are particularly striking as Quebec reportedly has the "mildest" rodeos in North America.
Gerber, B., & Young, K. (2013). Horse play in the Canadian west: The emergence of the Calgary Stampede as contested terrainSociety & Animals21(6), 523-545.  
Kona-Boun, J-J (2018)  Analyses. In: Roy, A. Report On Analysis of Data Collected During Montréal and St-Tite Rodeos in Québec (August And September 2017)  pp. 37-659
McGreevy, P. D., Griffiths, M. D., Ascione, F. R., & Wilson, B. (2018). Flogging tired horses: Who wants whipping and who would walk away if whipping horses were withheld?PloS one13(2), e0192843.
Sinclair, M., Keeley, T., Lefebvre, A. C., & Phillips, C. J. (2016). Behavioral and Physiological Responses of Calves to Marshalling and Roping in a Simulated Rodeo EventAnimals6(5), 30.  
Independent Scientist and Author
Centre Vétérinaire DMV
Other Participant
Université de Montréal
Professeur de droit de l'enfant et de l'animal
Other Participant
Droit animalier Québec (DAQ)
Other Participant
Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Assistant Scientist
Other Participant
Equine Behaviourist
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