The Environment Arena
Centre for Research and Study of Animal Behaviour - ECOA
The “Bem Me Quer” Universe Project developed by the ICDH (Human Development Cerbel Institute) raised over 16 tonnes of recyclable material during the 2010 Rodeo event, in a direct contribution to the preservation of the environment. This was their fourth year working at the Barretos Rodeo. The project also works with messages to awaken the population’s awareness towards environmental preservation and also helps with the professional preparation and human development of the recyclable material collectors that work during the event.
Environmental awareness is also a constant concern of Os Independentes. In June 2010 the Association promoted an Environmental Fair together with UNIFEB, VIVART, ACIB and the Municipal Environment Secretariat.The event was staged at the Little Cowboy Ranch, which is the area within the “Parque do Peão” dedicated to socio-educational activities. During its three days, the event received over 2.000 visitors, who had the chance to learn about environmental preservation, recycling and material re-use
All events promoted by Os Independentes and the Berretos Rodeo have a strong ethical commitment towards the well-being of animals. Since 2008, the ECOA is maintained at the “Parque do Peão”. Coordinated by Professor Orivaldo Tenório de Vasconcelos, the Centre conducts research which provides guidance to all the procedures that involve rodeo and competition animals and the various competitions which occur during the events promoted by Os Independentes. The research done by ECOA has the support of the University of Jaboticabal´s FUNEP foundation (Research Support Foundation) and is submitted to national and international entities such as the Colorado University in the United States.Besides conducting research, ECOA monitors and directs the treatment of animals during the event and also promotes classes and courses for Veterinary Medicine students in partnership with UNESP.
- The relationship of rodeo animals and the environment in which they live;
- Anthropomorphism, conditioning and vision
- The flank strap;
- Stress and sensibility;
- Sexual behaviour.
- Animal Reproduction;