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Goodguys, Livermore Rodeo announce cancellations

Original post made on Feb 18, 2021

Goodguys has canceled two of its Get-Together car shows originally scheduled for 2021 at the Pleasanton fairgrounds, an announcement that came days after officials confirmed the 2021 Livermore Rodeo would be called off amid pandemic.

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Posted by Eric Mills, coordinator, ACTION FOR ANIMALS
a resident of another community
on Feb 18, 2021 at 4:10 pm

Eric Mills, coordinator, ACTION FOR ANIMALS is a registered user.



Rodeo has had its day, and now belongs in the dustbin of history.

Be aware that EVERY animal welfare organization in North America condemns
rodeo due to its inherent cruelty. Animal injuries and deaths are
commonplace, veterinary care rare. The PRCA has required on-site vets only
since 1996, after FIVE animals were killed at the 1995 California Rodeo in
Salinas.

Most of rodeo is bogus from the git-go. REAL working cowboys/girls never
routinely rode bulls, or wrestled steers, or rode bareback, or barrel
raced, or practiced calf roping as a timed event. And they certainly did
not put flank straps on the animals, or work them over with painful
“hotshots,” kicks and slaps in the holding chutes. Some “sport”! Indeed,
rodeo is not a "sport" at all. It's a macho exercise in domination.

The United Kingdom banned rodeos back in 1934. Can the U.S. be far behind?
Lest we forget, COVID-19 was HUMAN-caused, a direct result of our gross
mistreatment and abuse of animals, both wild and domestic. There are
connections to be made here, folks. Are we up to the task?

SUGGESTION: Cancel the rodeo permanently and convert the grounds into a Farm Animal Sanctuary and Education Center for Bay Area school children. Rowell Ranch Rodeo, too.





Posted by V. Tuorto
a resident of another community
on Feb 18, 2021 at 9:33 pm

V. Tuorto is a registered user.

To Whom It May Concern:

I think the rodeo should be permanently cancelled. Its cruel to the animals. While it may appeal to some depraved members of our society; most people find it offensive when they see what the animals are subjected to.


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