Thousands sign petition asking Cardi B to cancel performance at 'abusive' Houston Rodeo

Posted at 7:27 AM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 08:31:15-05

A petition asking rapper Cardi B to cancel her performance at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has nearly hit its goal.

The Care2 petition titled "Cardi B Should Not Perform at This Abusive Rodeo" calls the Houston Rodeo is "chock-full of animal abuse" citing the "Calf Scramble" and "Paint Horse Show" events.

The petition, started by a woman named Kelsey, says "events like this shouldn't exist and if more people like Cardi B said so, we could start closing them down."

In her post, Kelsey asks Cardi B, who has 11 dogs, to "be a hero for animals and drop out of this event."

The petition calls on Cardi B fans to ask her not to use her name to support such "gruesome behavior."

Cardi B is scheduled to headline the rodeo on Friday, March 1. 

As of Tuesday morning, the petition hit over 14,600 supporters, just 400 away from its goal.

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