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Letter: How can animals’ suffering be viewed as entertainment?

How can animals’ sufferingbe viewed as entertainment?

Re: “Anti-rodeo proponents can’t take another part of America” (Letters to the Editor, June 8):

While some prize bulls and quarter horses might arrived via air-conditioned trailers, most livestock do not.

In the Cheyenne wild horse race, the stress and injury to these horses is enormous. In some rodeos, kids try and ride terrified sheep and calves’ necks are broken during roping events. Horses are strapped tightly on their flanks while being spurred to encourage bucking. Horse tripping is part of the Mexican Rodeo, causing broken legs, backs and necks.

Numerous animal welfare groups support ending rodeos. It’s bad enough that humans want to partake in these dangerous activities. It sets a horrible precedent when an animal’s suffering is viewed as entertainment.

Kathy FurtadoHollister

 

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