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Edmonton ARAs descend on Rodeo

A small group of protesters made the annual trek down to Rexall Place on Saturday, arguing they are a voice for abused animals who can't speak for themselves.

Less than a dozen demonstrators called for a complete ban on rodeo events, citing examples of what they consider cruel treatment against livestock.

"I've witnessed them electrically prodded, their tails twisted, their necks snapped, reefed back," said one protester of what compelled him to take part.

"These animals definitely suffer."

The demonstration wasn't without its adversity, with several rodeo fans yelling jeers at the activists like, "get a real job," and "find something that's useful."

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