Performance Animals

The sight of a well-conditioned animal doing a job it was bred and trained to do is awesome. Sports such as rodeo, dog sled racing and touring, horse racing, Greyhound racing, weight pulls, draft contests for horses and dogs, and other events that prove the skill and stamina of hunting, herding, coursing, and agility dogs and the suitability of dogs, horses, and livestock as working, breeding, or performance animals demonstrate extraordinary skills and abilities resulting from behavioral training. The NAIA Trust supports the responsible and humane raising, breeding, and training of animals for these performance events and activities, opposes efforts to restrict or ban such events based on isolated cases or on claims of inherent cruelty, and will work with groups to help make improvements within sports and industries.

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