Originally Posted by IloveCody
Ok thanks for the tips.... But do you guys think if you were a baby cow, would you like to be chased by a scary guy and horse with a rope, only to be nearly stangled to death then flipped on your back and carried away, wondering where your mom is and what you did to deserve this? I don't think so....
What if you were a baby horse, and you were taken away from your mother. And then when you were 3 yrs old, you got a saddle strapped very tightly to your back, and then had a cold piece of metal shoved in your mouth. You were scared, and then a human climbed on your back and made you move by kicking you in the sides. Then you were forced to ride all over the place when all you are wondering is where is your mother and what you did to deserve this?
Oh, and "baby cow" is a calf. Get it right.
So just a vegetarian, huh?
You drink milk? How do you think the milk cows like being forced into a barn twice a day every day and being pumped dry? You eat cheese? Cheese comes from dairy.
You eat eggs? How do you think chickens like living in cages and forced to produce eggs, knowing there was a baby chick inside? Do you eat cake or cookies? Chances are there are eggs in the recipe holding everything together.
You have leather on the soles of your shoes? Some poor baby calf will grow up to be slaughtered and killed just so you can wear shoes. Do you have leather in your car? Same thing applies. What about a LEATHER saddle? Yup, same calf had to suffer.
Do you own a wool coat or a silk shirt? Some animal had to suffer for that. What about a wool saddle pad?
Do you have a down comforter on your bed? Some poor bird had all his feathers plucked from his body for that.
Do you own a violin? Some poor horse has his tail pulled out so you could have strings on the bow.
Etc. Etc. Etc.
I respect people who choose to make life choices such as vegan or vegetarian, but not when you create a rodeo thread (when you know nothing
about rodeo) and then proceed to bash rodeo, and then cry ignorance
. Don't walk around pointing fingers because there will always be four fingers pointing back at YOU.
Oh and don't get me started on Western Pleasure. Most of those horses are so abused in training they look like they're lame when they travel. Seriously, how much more cruel can you be to a horse to make them go round and round at an ungodly slow pace??? (Okay, I don't actually believe any of that about WP. But I said it to maybe get you to realize it is not nice to trash another sport just because you don't understand it.)
Either actually learn the facts about rodeo, or don't spout your mouth about it.
I'm not going to recommend a "rodeo" event for you because I think you probably need to stay where you are until you are willing to open your mind and learn.