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post #21 of 68 Old 07-14-2013, 02:09 AM
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Personally, for entertainment/competition purposes I don't really like it. I've seen some people beat the calf once they get it lassoed up. I'm not sure what he was trying to do, make it stand still so he can get the ropes around him? I just think when your doing it competitively there are more chances of animals getting hurt for no purpose other than a ribbon.

I have to agree with Slide Stop on this.

Another thing I don't like is the fact that the animal is a calf. I am by no means a calf/cow/etc. expert but a calf is the age of 4 and under? Thats pretty young...

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that is what I am saying all sports have risks some sports more than others
I agree with you there it needs to be looked in to

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There are sports that might cause harm and ones that purposefully cause harm. Accidents happen in every sport to both equine and human partners, that's unavoidable, but this is way different. I would imagine it feels similar to being in a car accident for the calf. I'm telling you there is NO way these calves aren't hurting after doing this, both long and short term. Their necks and backs, both muscular and skeletal must take a pounding, landing with all their weight to one side, crushed trachea/esophagus, rope burn, damage to internal organs... Accidents happen, but this is a purpose.
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I don't like calf roping either but cowboys rope in the field
to doctor the caves

but it was the steer wrestling where the steer was put down
but I agree its wrong
and sad

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AQHAGirl has it pretty spot on IMO. As riders we don't advocate starting horses that are too young, and that includes strenuous exercise on the ground (lunging, too much hard work, etc.) so why advocate it for other animals? I guess one could argue that these cows aren't meant to live long lives BUT on the same token, they're still being used for sport and should be treated with the same sort of rule of thumb...
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Personally, for entertainment/competition purposes I don't really like it. I've seen some people beat the calf once they get it lassoed up. I'm not sure what he was trying to do, make it stand still so he can get the ropes around him? I just think when your doing it competitively there are more chances of animals getting hurt for no purpose other than a ribbon.

I have to agree with Slide Stop on this.

Another thing I don't like is the fact that the animal is a calf. I am by no means a calf/cow/etc. expert but a calf is the age of 4 and under? Thats pretty young...
Yes its very young too young for my liking that is why I do other things while calf roping is on

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A steer has died at the Calgary Stampede, the third animal fatality during this year's rodeo and chuckwagon competitions.
The animal suffered a serious spinal injury after cowboy Joey Bell Jr. from Athens, Texas, took it down in the steer-wrestling event on Thursday afternoon.
The steer was taken away on a stretcher in front of a full arena, and was later put down.
Doug Fraser, a Stampede spokesman, said the animal was injured during what looked like a standard steer-wrestling move.
"After further assessment and treatment, the vet determined the animal suffered a serious spinal injury and the decision was made to euthanize the steer to avoid further suffering," he said.
"To lose an animal regardless of the circumstances is always difficult for the Stampede and all the rodeo participants."
Death for sake of entertainment

The death had animal-rights activists up in arms.
"We think it's tragic that another animal has had to die for the sake of entertainment," said Peter Fricker of the Vancouver Humane Society.
"This event — steer wrestling — is particularly offensive, given that it has absolutely no connection to historic or modern ranching practices."
CBC Sports commentator Doug Dirks, who has covered hundreds of Stampede rodeos, said this was the first time he had seen such an incident in steer wrestling

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On Tuesday night, a horse broke a leg during a GMC Rangeland Derby chuckwagon race and had to be euthanized. On Sunday, a horse collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack a few hours after competing in the chuckwagon competition.

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While I'm not a huge fan of the cattle events I worry that taking them out of the stampede and other rodeos will open a door to stop rodeo all together. What is stopping the animal rights people from going after the rough stock next? I've seen bucking horses get hurt. I know they live great lives but that doesn't stop them from taking a bad step and breaking a leg. Peta jumps all over that stuff.
Then there is me being soulless about the cattle. I don't want them to get hurt. I wish the calves had some type of neck protection. But when one gets taken out on a stretcher it doesn't bother me. It's a cow. We eat those everyday. We slaughter them by the masses. it's pretty crappy to have your neck snapped but they don't suffer for long before they're put down.
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No humans were hurt in the making of this photo only there pride. But they did show their best side, don't you think.
Every time we rid our horses on the road amoungst traffic we, place the animal in danger of injury. Every time we take a horse over a jump. We put the horse in danger of injury. What i am saying is we make the decision for the animal and our horses trust us.

Chasing a calf or any animal and at full speed it runs out of rope and comes to a sudden stop. Try driving your car into a wall at 25 miles an hour while having a rope around your neck. You die, so to think it does not do some harm to the animal needs to be rethought. I saw a horse while in a panic at a rodeo run into a gate and broke its neck, The situation that caused that horse to die was created by humans, not nature.

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No humans were hurt in the making of this photo only there pride. But they did show their best side, don't you think.
Every time we rid our horses on the road amoungst traffic we, place the animal in danger of injury. Every time we take a horse over a jump. We put the horse in danger of injury. What i am saying is we make the decision for the animal and our horses trust us.

Chasing a calf or any animal and at full speed it runs out of rope and comes to a sudden stop. Try driving your car into a wall at 25 miles an hour while having a rope around your neck. You die, so to think it does not do some harm to the animal needs to be rethought. I saw a horse while in a panic at a rodeo run into a gate and broke its neck, The situation that caused that horse to die was created by humans, not nature.

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Yeah I've heard of horses killing themselves while they're alone in a pasture. Nothing is natural about horses. Nature never intended domesticated horses to live. But we bred them just like dogs and cattle. If we are going to do sports on them we should do everything we can to keep them safe. That being said sometimes horses just panic and die.

We should also remember that we are not cattle. They have much stronger necks than people. I'm pretty sure there would be a higher mortality rate if they did child roping and man wrestling.


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