Bucking Tradition: Award-Winning Anti-Rodeo Short Film Available Online Now


Bucking Tradition, the short documentary winner of the 2019 International Vegan Film Festival, is available online now. Recently covered in Animal People Forum in an interview with Executive Producer, Eric Mills, the film uses footage of rodeos and interviews with experts to expose the so-called sport for what it is.

Watch the entire film below:

Featured image: a calf roping event in a rodeo, during which calves are routinely injured and terrified. Image credit a4gpa, CC BY-SA 2.0.

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Dylan has been with Animal People since 2015, starting out as Archivist and Photo Editor and becoming Editor in 2018. He has been joyously aware of the multispecies nature of the world around him since childhood, and today considers this attention towards nonhuman others to be an integral component of his intellectual, political, and emotional life. Click to see author's profile.


  1. Thanks, Dylan!

    I would encourage your readers to send the link to the rodeo documentary to their county and state legislators, urging them to introduce the much-needed local ordinances and state laws to address rodeo’s inherent cruelties.

    As the Dalai Lama famously said, “Our prime purpose in life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” Words to live by.

    Eric Mills, coordinator
    and Exec. Producer, “BUCKING TRADITION”

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