Pledge to Stand up for the Abused Rabbits in Rodeos!

This pledge closed 2 months ago

The Rabbits Need Your Voice!   "Rabbits' eyes bulge because of either fear or pain"

This is not a Petition, Please File a Complaint:

Please copy and paste the complaint letter below along with the Rodeo References & add a personal (Respectable) note on the end, then send it to the email addresses provided here: Jay.Bozievich@co.lane.or.usPete.Sorenson@co.lane.or.ustownmanager@berryvilleva.gov 

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 Greetings, 

 I am writing you today as a concerned citizen. There are events taking place atyour local Rodeos called "Rabbit Scrambles". This event is a concern as it is extremely harmful to the rabbits involved, both emotionally and physically as they are chased after, stepped on and pulled. It is also sending a terrible message to children about how animals are seen and treated. Referencing Video footage of these events, you can see this is not one isolated Rodeo.

Rabbits have a very fragile bone structures to make them light and fast, so grabbing them by a leg or dropping them most surely causes broken bones-that very likely go untreated or broken backs which caused paralysis or death.  As prey animals, being chased is one of the worst things you could do to them, so not only did they have to survive being improperly handled, chased or accidentally stepped on, they also are literally running for their lives in fear which is basically torture. 

When rabbits are treated well and given care and respect, they are outgoing, full of personality and are wonderful house pets to millions of people and they are considered a family pet.  However, after the treatment the rabbits atthese events have received, it is a wonder that any have survived...or made it through the first year.  A frightened rabbit can bite & kick which can result in injury to the child or broken bones or back in the rabbit. Rabbits typically live 10+ years when cared for properly. 

It is our Opinion this unnecessary cruelty must stop. I am asking you to stand with me and make sure this event does not take place again in your County. Please contact your local rescue groups to come and be on hand to educate families on adoption and proper care of rabbits & other companion animals as an alternative to this torture of a sentient helpless being.  

Giving unwanted animals away as "prizes" only results badly for the animals, there are many options and games for children to have fun, animal cruelty doesn't have to be one of them.  Tame Domestic rabbits are Not Rodeo Animals, Animal Cruelty Statutes should be honored.  


Thank you for your consideration,  

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Rodeo References:

Cottage Grove Riding Club 77954 Highway 99, Cottage Grove, OR 97424 
http://www.cottagegroveridingclub.com/ContactUs.html

Contact the:
Cottage Grove Riding Club
Attn: Kelli Fisher. PO Box 485, Cottage Grove OR 97424

Lane County Oregon: http://www.lanecounty.org/Departments/BCC/Pages/default.aspx

Commissioner Jay Bozievich - West Lane 541-682-4203 Jay.Bozievich@co.lane.or.us
Commissioner Sorenson - South Eugene 541-682-3721 Pete.Sorenson@co.lane.or.ushttp://www.cottagegrove.org/

Red Barn Rabbit Rescue:http://redbarnrabbitrescue.org/2012rodeo.html

News Article:http://www.eugeneweekly.com/article/cruel-rabbit-roundup

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Clark County Fair  The Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds 
890 West Main Street Berryville, VA 22611 http://www.clarkecountyfair.org/eventsschedule.php


Berryville VA   Keith Dalton townmanager@berryvilleva.gov   

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Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) 
http://www.prorodeo.com/PR_Archive.aspx?xu=6

Video footage of Rabbit Scrambles: http://redbarnrabbitrescue.org/2012rodeo.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1DRpdq-1SE


News Story: Scott Beckstead Oregon state director of the Humane Society :http://www.eugeneweekly.com/article/cruel-rabbit-roundup

Ordinances Involving Rabbitshttp://rabbit.org/ordinances-involving-rabbits/

Rabbits Thrown Across Yards & Used As Bait For Children To Chase http://www.causes.com/causes/787762/updates/604274


(In Negotiation)The original post has been updated since the South Douglas Rodeo has been temporarily removed from the list, some of the references pertained to SDR only.

Please Note:  Photos are examples of different Rabbit Rodeo Rabbit Scrambles.

NEW  RABBIT SCRAMBLES UPDATES WILL BE POSTED BELOW!








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