In the last two days, my mailbox has been inundated with Rodeo Donkey Roping information.
What? Donkey Roping? Seriously?
Yup. Cowboys of some persuasion seem to think that even though they are riding an equine and would never let anyone rope and pull apart their trusted mount, they are more than happy to rope another equine and pull it apart.
Seems a bit illogical to me and totally inhumane.
Basically, donkeys are cheap. You can find them everywhere and they are very docile. I know, I have one. Her name is Norma Jean and she is the smarted equine on my ranch. She is also the most sensitive.
I couldn’t even imagine how frightened she would be to be run down and roped – not to mention the damage to her limbs.
The thought of these bad-ass cowboys picking on donkeys really infuriates me.
A DESCRIPTION FROM ANOTHER BLOGGER.
Another blogger sent this to me. She wrote it and asked me to publish it so that my readers could hear the news as well.
Donkey Roping (here is the link to the original post from this blogger)
Donkeys do not handle this kind of abuse well at all, especially when it is repeated over and over and over again. Unlike calves, who are never roped more than a few times because they are too valuable to damage, donkeys in Texas have no monetary value. Because of this, these donkeys are roped over and over again until they either shut down completely from terror and trauma or are too maimed to continue.
PULLING ROPING HAPPENING JUNE 23/24
BEST IDEA YET…
For me, the best idea yet is to write a letter or email to the local paper, the Van Horn Advocate.
It seems that the Van Horn, TX Chamber of Commerce has been enlightened about this event and wishes to stop it. But, they don’t have the power and ask that we let the media know how we feel about it…
The Van Horn Chamber of Commerce requests that (and PULEEEZE keep your emails and letters civil… crazy doesn’t help the cause.) we email the local paper:
Please start by sending a civil email to Larry Simpson, editor at The Van Horn Advocate: lsimpson@
*Remember, he isn’t promoting this event – it is happening in his city and we need him to be on our side. So, be kind.
Van Horn Advocate
701-A West Broadway
P.O. Box 8
Van Horn, Texas 79855-0008
READ TEXAS PENAL CODE OPINION ON ‘HORSE TRIPPING‘ CLICK HERE.
ALL THE BURROS AND DONKEYS THANK YOU.
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