No More Chasing Sheep For These Kids. Now It's Humans In Sheep's Clothing Animal welfare rules made organizers in New Zealand abandon the rodeo tradition of children chasing sheep. Now children are chasing volunteers in sheep costumes.
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No More Chasing Sheep For These Kids. Now It's Humans In Sheep's Clothing

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No More Chasing Sheep For These Kids. Now It's Humans In Sheep's Clothing

No More Chasing Sheep For These Kids. Now It's Humans In Sheep's Clothing

No More Chasing Sheep For These Kids. Now It's Humans In Sheep's Clothing

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Animal welfare rules made organizers in New Zealand abandon the rodeo tradition of children chasing sheep. Now children are chasing volunteers in sheep costumes.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene. This was not New Zealand's first rodeo, but it might have been a first. A rodeo event on the country's North Island has always involved kids chasing sheep around, something that happens elsewhere, including the U.S. Animal rights activists did not like it, so last year organizers replaced the sheep with sacks of wool that were dragged around the arena by clowns. This year's improvement? Kids are again chasing sheep, well, actually men dressed as sheep. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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