Thursday, June 14, 2012

Please help stop donkey roping!

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.

GO HERE 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.

No, this 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:


Grey Horse Matters said...

Thanks for posting this. I've already signed the petition and wrote them a letter. I hope if enough people participate against this abusive cruelty they will stop it. I'm very disturbed that they are setting the wrong example for the next generation by having the children there watching and leading them into thinking this is a good thing.

Matthew said...

Thank you for publicizing this.

With enough pressure the people sponsoring this kind of abuse will be forced to stop it.

Calm, Forward, Straight said...

What does it say about people who believe that cruelty + pain = entertainment?

Mind blowing...

billie said...

Thanks to all who are writing, calling, and working on this.