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post #31 of 68 Old 07-14-2013, 07:59 AM
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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
I think I said in my first post that I get the functionality aspect. These animals aren't large dogs and you can't catch them with a "here boy!". When its necessary that's fine by me.
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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.
I agree, I wouldn't want to see all rodeo banned forever. I have zero problem with it! But let's say you have a bucking horse who takes a miss step and breaks a leg. That is *purely* an accident. There is nothing you could of done to prevent that. Same as when a horse slips around a barrel, its just an accident. Then there is stopping a large animal at dead run with a rope around its neck... It really is just *asking* for trouble.
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There seems to be an assumption the calves aren't feeling much pain because they get up and trot off. It would be interesting to have a vet pull blood at that time and see how high the cortisol levels are. If roping is part of ranch work, that is one thing but much of that has been replaced with corrals and squeeze chutes. There is no need for it to be part of the entertainment.



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There seems to be an assumption the calves aren't feeling much pain because they get up and trot off. It would be interesting to have a vet pull blood at that time and see how high the cortisol levels are. ...
Good thought, Saddlebag -- I would welcome a bit of diligently applied scientific testing to resolve matters.
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aren't feeling much pain because they get up and trot off
I've gotten up and ran off after serious accidents, just because I had adrenaline pumping in my system, that is trying to protect me and to get me out of danger before I have understood the severity of the injury.

The same applies to any other mammal. Calves including.
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what would u like to do with thèse calves we could slaughter then would That Be better?
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You obviously dont know what Ur talking about a Calvé Is a year and Under and the are string ao if u dont know what your talking about pls leave
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calves are way stronger than a horse at This Age they already weigh about 700 pounds when weaned So not even close to the same
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It doesn't matter how big, small, old, young or strong an animal is, stopping it with a rope around its neck from a dead run CAN AND WILL cause acute and chronic damage to it!

And yes, I'd rather see them (humanely) slaughtered then have them roped over and over and over and over again!

None of the calves I've seen roped weigh anything close to 700 lbs. Men pick them up and slam them on the ground. I saw on msn.com yesterday a man who picked one out about chest hight.
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With the risk of stepping on someones toes.. rodeo of any kind is illegal in my country, and i get why. It's causing animals unnecessary stress and suffering for our entertainment. Are we really that primitive? In my opinion it's no better than bull fighting. I get that it's necessary in the field, that's ok, but not for our entertainment.
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