The rodeo is coming to Highgate next Saturday. Let's mosey down to the Not OK Corral and look at things from the very different perspective of the rodeo's involuntary co-stars: the steers, the calves, the horses. These normally docile animals would naturally be at home on the range, grazing. Instead, they are trucked all over the country, forced into holding pens, tightly cinched into tormenting "bucking straps," and provoked with electric prods and spurs. Without such incentives, they wouldn't kick and twist.
You can't chase a frightened little calf on horseback, lasso him by the neck, slam him to the ground, and tie up his legs without risking trauma and injury to his spinal chord and trachea, broken ribs, torn muscles and ruptured internal organs.
The rodeo is nothing more than a macho, western-style bullyfest that has no place in New England, or anyplace else.
Laura R. Yanne
If you ask me, propagandaists like Laura have no place in New England, or anyplace else. Shut up, Laura. We don't wanna hear it.
Thought I'd share this one with you guys.
Last Edit: Oct 9, 2007 20:02:10 GMT -5 by Homeslice
I'm Roberto C. Tobar, Long Island's Premier Bull Riding Fanatic!
Gotta give this clueless person one thing, tho - she DID seem to use all the rodeo terminology correctly... Usually, they don't.
There was a Enterprise event locally this past weekend. Small blurb in the newspaper about the event written by a clueless individual. Said to come out and watch the bullriders "take the reins" while they ride them bucking bulls. Geez....
Last Edit: Oct 10, 2007 11:42:12 GMT -5 by BucknSpin
"A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth."