Safety & Animal Care
The National Western Stock Show & Rodeo’s (NWSS) top priority has always been public safety
National Western Stock Show has taken a proactive approach to public safety, implementing a comprehensive public safety action plan, created with input from state and local health departments.
Stock Show, Rodeo & Horse Show -- Animal Care and Use Policy:
The NWSS partners with our patrons to maintain a sanitary, healthy environment, and we strongly encourage our guests to read and follow our educational materials, safety tips and follow posted signs. Please keep in mind that the safety of all patrons, particularly children, is a shared responsibility.
Your health and safety is important to us. Thank you for supporting the National Western Stock Show.
Western Stock Show has established the Animal Care and Use Committee
whose mission is to address issues of animal care including the overseeing
of an animal activity survey and to address all expressions of concern
for animal care from the public, exhibitors and the National Western staff.
The committee members include Chairman, Dr. Keith Roehr, Dr. G. Marvin Beeman, Dr. Wes Metzler, Dr. Bernie Rollin, Dr Gary Carpenter, Dr. Mike Scott, Binion Cervi, Chuck Sylvester ,and Marvin J. Witt.
Western supports animal welfare principles which seek to improve the treatment
and well-being of animals. Supporting animal welfare means believing humans
have the right to use animals. Along with that right comes the responsibility
to provide proper and humane care and treatment. Every animal participating
in the activities of the National Western Stock Show, Rodeo, and Horse
Show shall at all times be provided proper care and management. The care
custody and control of the animals brought to the National Western Stock
Show is the responsibility of the exhibitor. To ensure this policy, the
Animal Care and Use Committee by way of the Volunteer Survey Group shall
monitor and document any animal Health and Welfare issues of concern on
the grounds of the National Western Stock Show during the show, with emphases
on proper care and treatment.
In the event
there is an animal welfare issue, the witness should immediately contact
a National Western Stock Show representative, who will followed a prescribed
course of action.
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