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Don't Let Go!!

This shot was taken at the Canterbury Rodeo in New Zealand. I am an animal lover and naturally had concerns regarding animal welfare, the rodeo takes animal welfare very seriously. Every year from the beginning of the Rodeo they work closely with the New Zealand SPCA and have always had a very good report from them. In 2015 Canterbury Rodeo was the first rodeo in New Zealand to be audited by the Ministry of Primary Industry following the changes in the Code of Welfare for Rodeos in New Zealand.Ministry of Primary Industry inspector's confirmed that Canterbury Rodeo met every part of the New Code of Welfare. Hopefully this photograph conveys this fact?

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2017
Date Uploaded: 06.2017
Photo Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Gill Williams