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Speak Out Against ‘Animal Scramble’ in Cottage Grove, Oregon

July 4, 2013
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BACKGROUND | SOURCE PETA

On July 12 and 13, the Cottage Grove Riding Club plans to hold an “Animal Scramble” at its annual rodeo. During this event, rabbits and roosters will be released into an arena and frantically pursued by children trying to catch them. Being chased and subjected to rough handling, crowds, and loud noises is a terrifying and dangerous ordeal for these fragile beings, who cannot defend themselves or escape. Making matters worse, the victimized animals will be sent home with participants! Sadly, every year, countless animals are won as “prizes,” and as the novelty wears off, many become targets of deliberate cruelty or are bounced around from home to home, relegated to lonely rooms and backyards and ignored. Others are abandoned outdoors to “fend” for themselves, only to die from starvation, dehydration, stress, or injuries sustained in attacks by larger animals.


WHOM TO CONTACT

Kelli Fisher, President
Cottage Grove Riding Club
541-767-2472
Please click here to send an e-mail.


SAMPLE COMMENT

Dear President Fisher,

On July 12 and 13, the Cottage Grove Riding Club plans to hold an “Animal Scramble” at its annual rodeo, an exceedingly cruel event in which rabbits and roosters are released into an arena, only to be frantically pursued by children scrambling about wildly in an attempt to catch them.

Being chased and subjected to rough handling, crowds, and loud noises is a terrifying and dangerous ordeal for these fragile and gentle beings, who cannot defend themselves or escape. Making matters worse, the victimized animals will be sent home with participants! Sadly, every year, countless animals are won as “prizes,” and as the novelty wears off, many become targets of deliberate cruelty or are bounced around from home to home, relegated to lonely rooms and backyards and ignored. Others are abandoned outdoors to “fend” for themselves, only to die from starvation, dehydration, stress, or injuries sustained in attacks by larger animals.

Please take the time to recognize these are sentient beings, capable of thought, love, pain, and suffering.  These animals do not deserve the cruel fate of a “scramble”.  Thank you for taking the time to consider this urgent appeal.



what you call a scramble
to we animals is a torturous
run.
try finding a kinder, humane way
to have fun.

signed, the rabbits and rooster victims of your madness

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


11 Comments leave one →
  1. July 4, 2013 1:04 pm

    Just disgusting email sent and shared in several places thanks Stacey! Have a fantastic 4th of July!

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  2. July 4, 2013 1:21 pm

    Reblogged this on Sherlockian's Blog.

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  3. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    July 4, 2013 7:56 pm

    what you call a scramble
    to we animals is a torturous
    run.
    try finding a kinder, humane way
    to have fun.

    signed, the rabbits and rooster victims of your madness

    Like

  4. July 5, 2013 1:42 am

    Sent!

    Like

  5. July 6, 2013 2:38 am

    Reblogged this on Carinas space and commented:
    Mail sent and action shared. Thanks Stacey

    Like

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