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    03-17-2011, 12:23 AM
Originally Posted by flytobecat    
I'm pro-rodeo. When I was younger I felt the way the OP did, but now that I've been around more rodeos I've changed my mind. The stock really do seem to love what they do.
Same! I was a huge anti-rodeo critic when I was younger, mostly because I saw videos from Shark, or Peta and said to myself "ALL RODEOS ARE BAD!!! LOOK AT THE PROOF!!" then I got older and logic kicked in, and I figured I was being nothing more than a hypocrite.

There's a new show on TV, Life on the Circuit, as I recall, and it's all about the rodeo. The episode on today had a piece on where the animals used in rodeos came from. It may not be the same in Aus, but in Canada, the horses used in rodeos live out in the pasture 50 weeks out of the year, and the owners are paid for the quality of horse they produce. They chose horse specifically, as others have said, and breed for heavier horses that have strong legs and are able to produce a lot of power. They also mentioned how often & how much they were fed...although I can't recall the exact details.
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    03-17-2011, 12:26 AM
I'm not going to bash the OP for her opinion, but I'm going to put my 2 cents into the discussion.

I know that animals and people get hurt in rodeos, but have any of the poeple using this argument really stopped and thought about the MASSIVE numbers of participants (human and animal alike) that compete and come out unharmed?My other point is do they see the lengths that the people go to to prevent animals from getting hurt?

The rodeo is not Dog Fighting. Rodeos are not held just for the hell of it. There is tradition behind it. These events stem from the ways of the West, long before we were in this world. All events in the Rodeo were and are being performed on ranches across the U.S.

Bash me if you want, but I'm not responding any further to this thread. I'll just be adding to the drama if I do.
    03-17-2011, 12:27 AM
Ok here goes, The Australian rodeo circuit has got be one of the best. I live in a place were many buck-jumpers are bred, these horses I see can be ridden and go out on trails, even be the best eventers. But they know as soon as they get in the ring they buck... These horses adore there job. I've seen first hand the treatment these horses get: stabled, rugged, fed, brushed. They get the same treatment as the thoroughbreds next door. If his is cruelty, something must be wrong. It goes the same for the bulls, team penning, calf roping and barrel racing. To call and point and call this sport cruel you might want to make sure your hands are clean. People can easily turn around and people often do say dressage riders all use rolkur, Hackies drug there horses, western riders ****** there horses movement, Its people like that don't know depth into the subject and just assume which ruins it for everyone. Your alowed your opinion but I would have some facts and evidence to back it.
    03-17-2011, 12:29 AM
I've met rodeo stock, and aside from only a couple of bulls, I've gone and actually pet noses with the bulls, scratched behind their ears, and they LOVE the attention. The bucking broncs, well I've known a couple that have gone on to have very successful barrel racing careers after doing bronc stuff for a few years. They also love attention, and are very friendly, they know their job, they do it happily, and then run back to the gate to home happily once they are done. I've talked to some of the people working for Growney Brothers rodeo stock, and the animals are led a VERY pampered life. They are only allowed a certain number of minutes in the arena a year for rodeos, and the rest of the time they live on a nice grass pasture where they get pampered until the next year. When I talked with the Growney Brothers as of a few years ago, they don't ship their animals during the day as its too hot, and they don't want their animals to overheat, so most if not all of the driving is done at night when its cooler. Those animals are just as prized as top dressage, hunter jumper, western, reiner stallions are, and it shows. If a horse or bull doesn't buck, they immediately take them out of the program, as they will not force the animal to put on a performance, the animal has to want to do it. Okay end rant.
    03-17-2011, 12:35 AM
Yes thankyou very much I did read what everyone wrote, and I don't agree.
Rodeo does kill... how would you like to be in the horse/cows hooves...
    03-17-2011, 12:39 AM
Eventing kills, racing kills, ranch work kills, hauling kills, running through the pasture kills.................

Would you have all those things outlawed?
    03-17-2011, 12:42 AM
Rodeo, racing and jumps racing im against all three
    03-17-2011, 12:44 AM
I think this thread has been bashed enough on a number of occasions, I think it's here now just to start obvious arguments.

Just a question, Do you know how many horses will be out of a job leading to being sent to a doggers of all 3 are banned..
    03-17-2011, 12:45 AM
Im just making my point, if you don't want to be part of it fine
    03-17-2011, 12:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Marlea Warlea    
rodeo, racing and jumps racing im against all three
Matey, that's just fine - you are more than welcome to have your own opinion! That's what makes everyone an individual.

I see that you are just 13 and you know what? At that age I probably had very strong convictions about all sorts of issues - some of them were right, some of them were wrong.

So it is a good thing to believe in something and feel very strongly about it. You know what makes a good argument even better? Knowing both sides to the story so that every time someone tells you your viewpoint is wrong, you can back up your opinions with evidence to support your theory. You know what that means? Research BOTH sides to the rodeo story and become familiar with the facts and figures both for and against.

Then you will have yourself a watertight argument if ever questioned

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