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Please protest use of injured horse in rodeo, sample letter

September 18, 2011
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Please send Sample Letter protesting the Reno Rodeo’s use of an injured horse despite rules prohibiting such.  The webform accepts sample letter length, but please modify and shorten if possible.


BACKGROUND | FROM PERSIAN HORSE’S BLOG

In spite of a bleeding mouth, a mare is bucked.

According to the rules of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), injured animals are not supposed to be used. Horses who excessively chute fight are supposed to be released. This injured, chute fighting horse was used in violation of PRCA rules, while three judges watch, because those rules are worthless. The rodeo announcers even make fun of the terrorized, injured animal.



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WHOM TO CONTACT | CLICK ON LINK FOR WEBFORM

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval



SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Governor Sandoval,

It has come to my attention via video documentation that a injured and bloody horse was forced to perform during the Reno Rodeo despite rules prohibiting such, and while it is a documented fact that rodeos subject animals to untold suffering, including severe injuries and death, greedy special interest groups dismiss their own regulations.  As such, I respectfully request that you sever your relationship with rodeos.

Please allow me to elaborate. Animals are subjected to cruel rituals, including choking, bucking, shocking, roping, and pulling. Animals are frequently immobilized by being roped around the neck, roped around the hooves, pulled, beaten, slammed, and electrocuted, all for the purpose of unnecessary human entertainment. This brief description cannot adequately illustrate the dangerous conditions to which the animals are subjected, but video footage has repeatedly established dozens of injuries, many crippling, some lethal, and all incompatible with any written humane policy.  Evidence substantiating these claims is available via video footage.  Additionally, although visual documentation can reinforce the physical injuries animals suffer, it lacks the ability to convey the terror felt by these sentient beings, forced to endure unquestionably fearful conditions in frenzied and exploitative states.

Furthermore, although those personally involved assert that humane protocols must be followed in accordance with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) standards, the visual evidence validates the position that these directives are ignored; nevertheless, establishing a threshold of humane treatment is ambiguous at best, these standards being implemented by those professionally, personally, and financially involved with rodeos.  As such, it is important to recognize that animals, being exploited in demonstrably cruel and unnecessary manners, are given no option to withdraw and are forced to endure undeniably painful conditions for trivial purposes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGPbpjH3730&feature=player_embedded#!

As such, I hope you make the compassionate decision to publicly voice your censure of all current and future rodeos.

I know your time is limited and I thank you for your attention and consideration.




See More:


what is a rodeo
an event that people
CHOOSE to go
but did anyone ask
this injured horse
or did they care
we know the anwser,
of course

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


6 Comments leave one →
  1. SHIREEN permalink
    September 18, 2011 12:42 pm

    PLEASE STOP THE CRUEL ACT OF USING THIE POOR HORSE WHO HAS ALREADY SUFFERED ENOUGH

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  2. Sylvie Rochat permalink
    September 18, 2011 1:01 pm

    letter sent,

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  3. September 18, 2011 1:38 pm

    what is a rodeo
    an event that people
    CHOOSE to go
    but did anyone ask
    this injured horse
    of did they care
    we know the anwser,
    of course
    😦

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  4. connie permalink
    September 18, 2011 2:50 pm

    sent a letter this is disgusting on how we treat these poor horses. I am not impressed with the so called professionals!!

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  5. JT WALDIE permalink
    September 18, 2011 5:14 pm

    letter sent with additional comments to the Governor. This is not acceptable nor is USING horses for this kind of atrocity. Braindead~ mindless lumps of neoplasm!

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  6. dOUG permalink
    September 18, 2011 6:10 pm

    .WELL i SEE THAT THIS HORSE WILL NEVER MAKE A BACK YARD SADDLE HORSE. RATHER THEN LET HER WORK 8 SECONDS A WEEK IT MIGHT BE BEST TO JUST TURN HER INTO DOG FOOD LIKE MOST HORSES THAT DON’T MAKE BACK YARD RIDING HORSES. IF SHE HAD A CHOICE OF BEING A BUCKING HORSE OR DOG FOOD WHAT DO YOU THINK SHE WOULD PICK???

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