Welcome to the official website for Victoria Citizens Against Rodeo Events (VCARE). We hope you find the information on our site both educational yet disturbing, disturbing enough to join the cause.
Each year, on the May long weekend, the rodeo comes to town. It is hosted at the Luxton Fairgrounds in Langford, a suburb of Victoria BC. This is a privately run event open to the public and hosted on lands owned by the Metchosin Farmer’s Institute. It is supported and promoted by The City of Langford on their website and by banners placed throughout the municipality. The Luxton Pro Rodeo is sanctioned and or approved by The Canadian Professional Rodeo Association, The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and World and Canadian Cowboys. The events held are:
- Saddle and bareback bronc riding
- Bull riding
- Tie down roping aka calf roping
- Steer wrestling
- Ladies barrels
- Team roping
- Mutton bustin’
- Boot scramble
VCARE has been working since 2012 to make changes and ensure the most inhumane events held are removed from this rodeo. Please see the additional info on about us page for more details.
FACT – animals are injured and die at rodeos across North America every year
FACT – experts such as the SPCA, Vancouver Humane Society, Equine Veterinarians and animals behaviourists agree these events cause undue fear, anxiety and risk of injury and death
FACT – rodeos are for entertainment only
FACT – Victoria does not have a ranching heritage
FACT – WE WILL MAKE CHANGE
Photos on this page were taken a the Luxton Pro Rodeo in 2013 by Matthew Wolfe.
Authorized by Melissa de Meulles, registered sponsor under LECFA, 250-883-6562