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Back in the saddle again: Livermore Rodeo returns this weekend

Original post made on Jun 8, 2022

The Livermore Rodeo tradition is set to return this weekend after a two-year hiatus. New Rodeo Association President Sheila Fagliano said they got the green light just in March and 'by the grace of God' were able to pull it together...

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 10:30 PM

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Posted by Eric Mills, coordinator, ACTION FOR ANIMALS
a resident of another community
on Jun 8, 2022 at 6:07 pm

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COWBOY QUOTES

“Cowboys, sensing—like gorillas—that their time has passed, cling ever more desperately to anachronistic styles, not willing to admit that the myth has degenerated, the traditions eroded to a point where attempting to sustain them falls somewhere between silliness and the outright ridiculous. (--Larry McMurtry, in the book, RODEO, Aperture Books, NYC, 1994)

“No one on a working ranch would ever have any reason (or desire) to ride a bull, Brahma or otherwise. No one would ever be required to race a horse around three triangularly placed barrels, an activity that quickly ruins the horse for more productive activity. Bull riding and bqrrel racing are rodeo kabuki—their relation to anything that might happen on a ranch is confined to costume.” (--Ibid.)

“If ever there were a completely gratuitous abuse of animals, and often baby animals at that, all done for the sheer thrill and bravado of it, it is rodeo.” (--Matthew Scully, in his 2002 book DOMINION. Scully is a former speech writer for Pres. George W. Bush.)

“The single worst thing you can do to an animal emotionally is to make it feel afraid. Fear is so bad for animals I think it’s worse than pain.” (--Dr. Temple Grandin, world-renowned animal behaviorist)

“Do animals feel fear? Nah, they don’t feel fear. They’re an ANIMAL!" (--Russ Fields, rancher and president of the Rowell Ranch Rodeo Committee, 5/19/18 KGO-TV segment)

“As a lawyer, the ‘wild cow milking contest’ reminds me of rape cases I have tried in state court. Appalling!” (--Dr. Peggy Larson, veterinarian & former bronc rider, in a 2015 letter to HARD)

“Women should not rodeo any more than men can have babies. Women were put on earth to reproduce, and are close to animals. Women’s liberation is on an equal to gay liberation—they are both ridiculous.” (--a Wyoming steer wrestler in the book, “RODEO: An Anthropologist Looks at the Wild and the Tame,” by Elizabeth Atwood Lawrence, Univ. Tenn. Press, 1982)


Posted by Linda
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Jun 8, 2022 at 7:53 pm

Linda is a registered user.

All you have to do is look into their eyes! The innocent animals are forced into assaults and they are terrified!
Houston
Stop teaching our children that animals feel no pain at rodeos. Animals, like children, do not deserve to feel pain or be abused to entertain people. This is child abuse and animal abuse. Many countries have banned this barbaric event as it is just simply cruel. Look into their terrified eyes. You would not do this to your own dog, so do not do it to these innocent animals. I know it is a huge money maker for you all but now you need to choose humans only who actually agree to be there. This is very CRUEL entertainment and needs to be banned NOW. Rodeos are banned in many countries! Why? Because they harm animals! You would not treat your pet dog they rodeo animals are treated. Animals deserve to be in safe habitats where they are not used to make money for humans. Please stay home to help stop this barbaric event.
Look into their terrified eyes. You would not do this to your own dog, so do not do it to these innocent animals. I know it is a huge money maker for you all but now you need to choose humans only who actually agree to be there. This is very CRUEL entertainment and needs to be banned NOW. Rodeos are banned in many countries! Why? Because they harm animals! You would not treat your pet dog they rodeo animals are treated. Animals deserve to be in safe habitats where they are not used to make money for humans. Please stay home to help stop these barbaric, inhumane torture chambers.

For most of these exploited and abused creatures, the rodeo arena is merely a detour en
route to the slaughterhouse.


Posted by Jennofur
a resident of another community
on Jun 9, 2022 at 12:22 am

Jennofur is a registered user.

"The sport and entertainment aspects of rodeo today aim to pay homage to the ranchers of the past" - what a crock. This young reporter drank the rodeo kool-aid. Rodeo is tormenting animals for "fun," something people with a conscience condemn.


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