Linda Carson at 7MSN has posted two blog posts giving information about an upcoming donkey roping debacle in Van Horn, Texas. This is an extremely cruel sport in which donkeys are prodded with electricity to frighten them into running, then roped fore and aft by two different riders who stretch them out between the two horses.
Needless to say, the psychological and physical injuries that result are hideous.
for the update and then go back to the post right before if you need
more info. If enough people protest this horrible sport they will stop
it. Shame is a powerful motivator. And maybe enough folks will stop and
THINK about what it means to the donkeys.
will not save all the donkeys in the entire world from this cruel fate.
But for the donkeys lined up to be roped in this particular 'fiesta' it
will mean the world.
This is what happy donkeys look like: