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WTF Are They Doing to Goats?!

April 28, 2013
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Animal Connection

Animal Connection

BACKGROUND | SOURCE ANIMAL CONNECTION

The community of Orangevale, Calif., has reportedly scheduled a “Pee Wee Rodeo” to take place on May 19 during its annual Pow Wow Days celebration.

During this event, children between the ages of 5 and 9 will participate in “Goat Tying,” where they will chase down goats, flip them onto their backs, and tie their legs together. Obviously, being chased and subjected to rough handling, crowds, and loud noises is a terrifying ordeal for these animals and they can get hurt! They have no opportunity to escape or defend themselves.

Please urge the Orangevale Chamber of Commerce to cancel these cruel events. And spread this alert far and wide!




WHOM TO CONTACT

Please call and send polite comments to:

Orangevale Chamber of Commerce
9267 Greenback Ln., Ste. B-97
Orangevale, CA 95662
916-988-0175
info@orangevalechamber.com


SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Chamber of Commerce,

The community of Orangevale, California, has reportedly scheduled a “Pee Wee Rodeo” to take place on May 19 during its annual Pow Wow Days celebration.

During this event, children between the ages of 5 and 9 will participate in “Goat Tying”, where they will chase down goats, flip them onto their backs, and tie their legs together. Obviously, being chased and subjected to rough handling, crowds, and loud noises is a terrifying ordeal for these animals and they can get hurt. They have no opportunity to escape or defend themselves.

I am shocked at the disrespect and cruelty inflicted on goats in pursuit of such. “Goat Tying” is inherently cruel, subjecting goats to unnatural environments and pain in exploitative situations.  Indeed, “Goat Tying” games are barbaric events during which docile animals are used again and again.

Please accept that animals are sentient creatures, capable of love, pain, thought, and suffering, and when you support the exploitation of these goats, you only promote indifference and establish that you are unsympathetic to animal concerns. Furthermore, when you actively engage in this type of abuse in front of children, you are indeed promoting animal abuse and disrespect, which invariably lead to human abuse and disrespect. Please discontinue plans for this activity and use an alternative event in which all can participate in a cruelty-free manner.

Thank you for your attention and consideration to this urgent appeal.

NAME


peewee rodeo,
cowboy
mini-me of hell.
teaching children
that it is okay
to be cruel and
mentally unwell.
it is sick and
vicious to torment
these little goats.
how about some
peewee compassion
this is
all
she wrote!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


26 Comments leave one →
  1. Karen sky miller permalink
    April 28, 2013 5:28 pm

    Just totally unconscious. They are probably being praised by influential adults that are unconscious. That’s the only way one could treat an animal this way. Ido not think they are thinking if the animal at all. So…the goats suffer I these hands.

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  2. April 29, 2013 3:27 am

    peewee rodeo,
    cowboy
    mini-me of hell.
    teaching children
    that it is okay
    to be cruel and
    mentally unwell.
    it is sick and
    vicious to torment
    these little goats.
    how about some
    peewee compassion
    this is
    all
    she wrote!

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  3. regine ruelle permalink
    April 29, 2013 6:56 am

    Ensenar a los ninos ser crueles con los animales,tendria que ser un DELITO 😦

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  4. LINDABADHAM permalink
    April 29, 2013 1:21 pm

    NO WONDER THERES SO MUCH CRUELTY AND EVIL IN THE WORLD WHEN THINGS LIKE THIS ARE HAPPENING. !! YOU ARE SUPPOHAVE WESED TO TEACH CHILDREN TO RESPECT ANIMALS AND BE KIND TO THEM. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE WHO WANT TO ABUSE GOATS , THIS IS NOT NORMAL AND NOT ACCEPTABLE !!

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  5. April 29, 2013 2:53 pm

    This is outrageous! Email sent what the hell are these people teaching their children with this kind of bullshit? Its disgusting and shameful thanks Stacey for alerting me to this and Karen great poem as always my friend

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    • April 29, 2013 3:01 pm

      I completely agree. They do something similar in Denver where kids abuse sheep, it’s completely immoral and makes zero sense to me. These poor animals, so cruel to them.

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  6. April 29, 2013 7:19 pm

    Sent & Shared, This community is near me, this is typical of these outlining AG Communities, they are fighting hard to keep these ignorant, cruel and barbaric activities going. It’s so frustrating,N. of Sacramento there are a lot of small town AG communities with Republican influence still.

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  7. Nancy permalink
    May 2, 2013 6:16 am

    This is wrong and it is a form of animal abuse. The goats are so frightened and they get hurt too. Why are people amused by watching a poor creature being harmed. Such a cruel world…we need less violence…not more.

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  8. Rachel McCormack permalink
    May 2, 2013 10:23 am

    This makes me sick!! Raising kids to have no compassion for animals or living beings!! Teaching them that its okay to abuse animals for entertainment!!! Ye are raising future murderers & psychopaths!! & when it happens you’ll wonder what went wrong? Well take a look at this picture & it’ll give you an idea

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  9. tracey permalink
    May 2, 2013 12:12 pm

    I would have to disagree with this one.I live around all the rodeo and ranchers in Wyoming and i must say this is not just a sport.this is a way of life and living here.When working with a friend on their ranch during lambing and calving i never worked so hard in my life and have to say these ranches would put any of us city folk to shame..sun up to sun down 7 days a week caring and making their way in life.these pee wee rodeo days teach the young kids work ethics and starting them for the life as ranchers..I have much respect for them and all they do.its a good,peaceful honest life..and I’m honored i have a chance in life to experience something as wonderful as Wyoming and all the amazing people i have met on the way.its not teaching kids to be cruel,if you have never been to a working ranch maybe you should.they are raised and taught this so they can work the ranch as they get older. I have seen first hand on a working ranch where a first timer giving birth was in trouble and couldn’t deliver her baby so they roped her and got her to the sheds where they could help her and save the baby… this is a way of life not a sport to get rich..i would suggest anyone who has never been to a working ranch please go and see how honest people make a living.

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    • May 2, 2013 12:16 pm

      Spoken like a true abuser. How nice that they saved the baby so they could later abuse her, all the while teaching disrespect, discompassion, and objectification.

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  10. tracey permalink
    May 2, 2013 12:20 pm

    you have no clue what your talking about…let me guess you live in the city and sip star bucks….just saying you should know the facts

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  11. tracey permalink
    May 2, 2013 1:20 pm

    dogs make me happy,and give me great satisfaction,so do cats and horses and all living animals don’t mean they are mistreated and killed…study your facts and enlighten your mind.not all jobs are behind a desk pushing paper nor is everyone that has live stock bad people.my wish that all close minded people find peace with who they really are…have a wonderful day…

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    • May 2, 2013 1:39 pm

      And this is exactly why you will never, never, EVER be correct: you gain satisfaction FROM animals versus giving it TO animals. You derive, you take, you steal FROM. You yourself said it.

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  12. tracey permalink
    May 2, 2013 1:58 pm

    all of life is about giving,one should not think any other way! if you lived life to the fullest and were truly happy with what you offer life it self you would not think in this manner..You have no idea who i am,or what i do in life..i am a lover of all life,Not just animals but for all living things.life is amazing and truly feel sorry for people who don’t think and see outside the box.some people are so focused on the negative they fail to see beauty in all of life and its glory…i’m sorry and will say a prayer for you and wish you the best!!!!

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    • May 2, 2013 2:09 pm

      “dogs make me happy,and give me great satisfaction,so do cats and horses and all living animals” You never think of what you can give the animals, only what you can steal FROM them. Keep digging, anything other than veganism is NOT a lover of all life. If you truly were, you would let others live rather than steal from them. Keep going, you’re the hypocrite who only shows her true colors the more she talks.

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      • May 7, 2013 11:53 pm

        People who say they love all animals but continue to eat meat, wear fur and leather have no concept of what it means to love all animals !!! Good for you Stacey 🙂 I’m with you .. ❤ those goats who will not suffer now as heard
        rodeo cancelled due to our outrage 🙂

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        • May 8, 2013 11:47 am

          And I am with you, too, Barb! Thank you so much for your comments, and for that bright spot of excellent news! Thank you!

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  13. tracey permalink
    May 2, 2013 2:35 pm

    and you have no sense of love and life,god bless and may you live happy

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    • May 2, 2013 4:44 pm

      You wouldn’t think of treating a human in such barbaric manners, so why is it okay for an animal? You are nothing but a selfish, misguided trollop, hell-bent on justifying your WANTS and DESIRES while thinking NOTHING of the animals you so casually disregard like garbage, easily tossed and forgotten just as long as YOU can get your WANTS fulfilled. Now get the hell of my blog you sniveling little girl, you’re nothing but a stupid little animal abuser trying to disguise it.

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  14. May 2, 2013 4:23 pm

    Spoken like a true 12-year old, detroit girl.

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  15. May 6, 2013 9:50 am

    what a horrible thing to teach a child. what are adults thinking? terrible choice. shut this thing down now

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  16. May 6, 2013 9:52 am

    this is so so cruel i just dont know how they let these things happen just see how they would like there children to be trown on they back and tied up i dont think so x

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  17. Ugo permalink
    May 9, 2016 11:51 am

    Humans are so idiots…..

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