Brazil’s Senate Authorizes Practice of Vaquejada in Rodeos

More than 4,000 vaquejada events are promoted every year and move around R$600 million, generating thousands of jobs throughout the country.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Congress in Brazil signed into effect on Tuesday, Constitutional Amendment 96, which authorizes the practice of vaquejada and rodeos in the country, determining that sporting practices and cultural manifestations with animals are not considered cruel.

“We see animals as part of this celebration, and we give them the special treatment they deserve,” said Senate President and author of the amendment, Eunicio Oliveira.

The vaquejada, a very traditional event in . . .

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