Are you kidding? Bucking Bulls are some of the best treated animals out there. You will see evidence of this in the articles posted on Kid Rock's passing. He was like a member of the family and so are many of the bulls that you see on tour. When you here most of the contractors talking about bulls they talk about them like they are their kids. The riders that ride them also have a great respect for the animals that they ride. Listen to the interviews that they have about different bulls and the admiration that they have for the animals. To them it is a competition between them and the bull. They see them as great athletes and respect them for that.
Sometimes bad things happen to good bulls and this is one of those cases. A crushed esophagus can lead to a heart attack in any bull of any age. If they do not get the needed oxygen and strain, a heart can give out. As was stated they did everything they could to save him but sometimes everything is just not enough. Do you really think that the vet faked the cause of death from the autopsy? Not everything is a conspiracy and believe it or not tragic accidents do happen.
"All I have to do is really learn how to dance with a bull. You just have to remember that he's definitely leading and you have to follow. You can't get behind at all. If you keep in time with him, you're all right. I just wish it wasn't such a hard dance to learn."- Fred Boettcher