Ted Nugent Shares A Stage Moment That Makes Animal Rights Activists Angry

Controversial rocker Ted Nugent recently shared a video on his official Instagram account from a live show he’d attended at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit when the musician had decided to make an entrance riding a bison. As the rocker is not an animal rights supporter, he managed to piss off many activists by reminding them of that moment.

For those of you who may not know, Ted Nugent has made countless debatable statements about animal rights that created a major controversy. During an interview back in 2009, the musician expressed how funny it is to think animals have rights since they are only the next meal for him that can be hunted.

Ted Nugent’s statement follows:

“I’m stymied to come up with anything funnier than people who think animals have rights. Just stick an arrow through their lungs.”

Furthermore, Nugent was found guilty of illegally killing and transporting an American black bear in Alaska in April 2012. The rocker was sentenced to two years of probation, a prohibition on hunting and fishing in Alaska and any U.S. Forest Service land for one year, and was fined $10,000.

The rock veteran recently shared a post on his official Instagram page revealing a clip from a live performance from August 21, 2001. To make a memorable entrance, Ted Nugent started the show by riding a buffalo, which was impressive according to the crowd and many fans.

In his IG post, Nugent captioned:


Yes, ladies and gentlemen boys and girls that is a mighty pissed-off South Dakota bison herd bull dancing with uncle Ted between my legs! Soulfood on the hoof!”

While it isn’t that surprising to see Ted Nugent sharing the stage with a huge bison, many animal rights activists were concerned when they saw the buffalo. Since the animal is most likely not tamed, it must have been tranquilized and probably experienced a great deal of stress on stage. It was pretty clear that Nugent only used the buffalo as a stage prop, but those who actually cared for the animal expressed their anger towards the musician’s careless actions.

You can watch the moments below.