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June 16, 2019

Boycott Cruelty

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Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:00 am

The annual Livermore Rodeo takes place June 8-9 this year. Be aware that nearly EVERY animal welfare organization in North America opposes rodeos due to their inherent cruelty. As famed animal behaviorist Temple Grandin notes, "The single worst thing you can do to an animal emotionally is to make it feel afraid. Fear is so bad for animals, I think it's worse than pain." For most of the animals, the rodeo arena is merely a detour en route to the slaughterhouse.

The Cloverdale Rodeo near Vancouver boasts perhaps the most humane rodeo on the continent, a model for all others. Back in 2007, after a series of animal injuries and deaths, and constant protests, the Cloverdale Rodeo Committee dropped four of the most problematic events from the program: calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling, and the non-sanctioned "wild cow milking contest," all of which are featured at Livermore.

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