I am passing this onward in its entirety. Please, if you have time, kindly call/fax all the numbers and email everyone on this list. Barrage them, kindly. (Be sure to call the News outlets.) Tell them how this kind of violence is not good for veterans to watch, not good for the donkeys, not good for the kids who will attend the event, not good for the town’s PR, not good for PTSD sufferers… and probably not how they wish to present themselves to the world… Remember, be kind. No one listens to crazy.
WE STOPPED THIS ONCE BEFORE – WE CAN DO IT AGAIN!!!!
If you’d like to go to the HABITAT FOR HORSES website with the original story, click here.
Action Alert: Donkey Roping Contest
URGENT: Your calls are needed!
May 1, 2013 www.HorseHumane.org
There is a donkey roping competition planned for this Saturday, May 4th in Sonora, Texas. Donkeys will be roped and tortured for entertainment as part of a fundraising event benefiting Combat Marine Outdoors. Torturing donkeys is not the way to support the Marines!
In the past thanks to YOUR calls we have gotten donkey roping events cancelled and with your help we can put a stop to this one too!
Please make a brief, polite phone call to the organizers of this event and ask them to please cancel the donkey roping part of the event. The numbers to call are: 325-387-3244, 325-226-4450 and 713-857-6713.
Call the Consuelo Ranch who is hosting the event and ask them not to do donkey roping at their event, be brief and polite: 325-387-3346
KHOU – 713-526-1111
KTRK – 713-666-0713
KRIV – 713-479-2801
Please make the calls, emails, and forward this on to anyone that can help. Together we can put a stop to another donkey roping event!
PLEASE PLAY THIS FORWARD!!
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Stop this IMMEDIATELY!!! HOW CRUEL!
I left 2 messages at a couple of the phone numbers above. Thank you for trying to stop this abuse.
This is an inhumane sport that causes trauma and injury to these kind animals. Stop the abuse!
Please stop Donkey Roping!
I hate the phone, but have posted it on FB, plus emailed those with addresses. One of the emails bounced back because the box was full. I think that is a good sign?!?
Thanks for all you do….
Below is what I sent to the three email address’s you provided. Although the Masterguns email is somehow incorrect. My email bounced back as undelivered.
I am writing to you to ask you kindly to stop the Donkey roping event on May 4th.
It is not a very kind thing to do to them. Their anatomy is not built for this kind of activity. I KNOW! I have a donkey I acquired that use to be used for roping and his larynx was injured because he was used for roping! He is the kindest and sweetest guy, but also has trust issued too. He REMEMBERS! All Donkeys REMEMBER!
Just a little something to think about:
THE LEGEND OF THE DONKEY’S CROSS
The story is told that the donkey that had been Jesus’ mount on Palm Sunday, came to the hill of Calvary.
Seeing the tragic event taking place, he wished with all his heart that he had been able to carry the cross for Jesus, as he was the proper one to carry heavy burdens.
Ashamed of what was happening, the donkey turned his back on the sight, but would not leave for he wished to stay until all was over because of his love for Jesus.
In reward for the loyal and humble love of the little donkey, the Lord cast the shadow of the cross to fall across his back and left it there for the donkey to carry forever more as a sign that the love of God, no matter how humble, carries a reward for all us to see.
Published by The American Donkey & Mule Society
Read the real story in the Bible – Luke 19: 28-40 or Numbers 22: 21-33
So PLEASE, STOP The ropings! Donkeys do not deserve this type of treatment that is JUST FOR SPORT!