Any "sport" where people cheer the poor treatment of animals should be banned. These animals had no choice in being poked, prodded and tied up. The ways these innocent creatures are treated should not be overlooked for the sake of entertainment.
Part of being human is evolving past certain things. This is one of those cultural pillars that need to crumble. Ban rodeos forever.
People who speak ill of rodeos haven't been to one. It was one of the best sporting events to attend. You go with family and friends and watch blue collar Americans work. These animals are treated with utmost respect.
At the professional level, their treatment is regulated and tracked with care. Rodeos are as American as apple pie. They should not be banned.