Helen Harvey
Helen Harvey

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. People who mistreat animals for their own gratification are on the same level as those , who abuse children and the elderly, they are at the mercy of the many two legged things that roam our earth.

Hazel Wallen
Hazel Wallen
  • Helen Harvey

I totally agree!

Jonathan Collier
Jonathan Collier
  • Helen Harvey

I do agree w/ this quote, but animals r not geting misstreated at the rodeo.

Susan L. Trout
Susan L. Trout
  • Helen Harvey
Sue Dykhuis
Sue Dykhuis
  • Helen Harvey

Jonathan Collier -- so the horses that had to be put down weren't mistreated? If you think roping animals or breaking colts does not hurt, then let me do onto you what is done on to a male bronco who is being "broken" in. Inform yourself, here: http://www.idausa.org/facts/rodeos.html

Genisis FarAway
Genisis FarAway
  • Helen Harvey

Poor Jonathan. How many concussions have you suffered so far, in the name of "fun"? Roping is a necessary practice on a ranch, it is completely wrong to turn it into a timed event, where the welfare of the animal becomes less important than the prize to be won.

Dawn Goldstraw
Dawn Goldstraw
  • Helen Harvey

utter rubbish,, u live in cuckoo land

Dawn Goldstraw
Dawn Goldstraw
  • Helen Harvey

sorry i meant jonathon collier lives in cuckoo land

Fran Stetka Kolpack
Fran Stetka Kolpack

What kind of man would rope a calf in this manner? Someone who is trying to prove that he is a 'HE-MAN', when in fact he is a coward to do this to a baby. I know this so-called sport has been around for generations, but it doesn't make it right. I read a few of the comments and unfortunately, it sounds like there are alot sick people, but then again this doesn't surprise me. Usually, animal abusers have no intelligence what-so-ever and talking to them is like talking to a brick wall. They just can't comprehand what is being said to them.

Elaine Kurpiel
Elaine Kurpiel
  • Fran Stetka Kolpack

For me, this quote should be shown to and memorized by people.

I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the "lower animals" (so called) and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me.

MARK TWAIN

Yvonne Mclean
Yvonne Mclean
  • Fran Stetka Kolpack

You are one of my kind!!!!!!! what you said is so true it is exactly how I feel, can you imagine someone treating your child in that manner these poor innocent animals are at the mercy of these egotistica cowards I would like to put a rope around his neck and see how he fells....

Hector Vazquez
Hector Vazquez
  • Fran Stetka Kolpack

his neck !! there are allso cowgirls involed in thiis display of humili'tion to the human race, they are taught as children to participate in this so called sport

Irene Maltman
Irene Maltman
  • Fran Stetka Kolpack

Hate rodeos and those who attend them.

Fran Stetka Kolpack
Fran Stetka Kolpack
  • Fran Stetka Kolpack

You are absolutely right Hector. There are alot of women roping these innocent calfs as well. I guess they are trying to prove that they are 'SHE-MAN' too. And, they are just as sick as the men abusing these calfs. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Cheryl Sylvester-Luzinski
Cheryl Sylvester-Luzinski
  • Fran Stetka Kolpack

This inhumane practice makes as much sense as bullfighting does - NONE!!! All it is is a cruel way for someone to prove their power over innocent, helpless creatures who aren't able to defend themselves. This and all other cruel, inhumane practices involving animals or children MUST be stopped!!!

Robin Kish-miller
Robin Kish-miller
  • Fran Stetka Kolpack

Hector- this is horrible sport. It makes me cry so much. I hate people.

Anthea Huntly
Anthea Huntly
  • Fran Stetka Kolpack

do not care which sex the abuser is, still cruel!

Audrey Maqks
Audrey Maqks
  • Fran Stetka Kolpack

I so agree with what Fran Stetka Kolpack stated. I am sure I will "offend" some of my "friends" to whom I sent this to who find nothing wrong with cruelty to a calf but get all worked up about cruelty to pets. All living beings deserve respect and kindness.

Rob English
Rob English

Bullies. Scum.

Jonathan Collier
Jonathan Collier
  • Rob English

Bullies r people like u who start somthing they no nothing about, cause they r just looking to sturr up some truoble. If people would learn hw to treat each other w/ respect this world would b a better place.

Rob English
Rob English
  • Rob English

Really? Just say nothing while my brothers go about beating the crap out of terrified baby animals? No. not me. With silence I would be just as guilty as the bullies.

Susan L. Trout
Susan L. Trout
  • Rob English

Jonathan......contemplate these words:

"Anyone who has accustomed himself to regard the life of any living creature as worthless is in danger of arriving also at the idea of worthless human lives."
Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Nobel Peace Prize winner (1875-1965)

Natalie Graham
Natalie Graham
  • Rob English

Jonathan Collier what better way is there to show respect than starting with those animals that can't defend themselves, throughout history, the greatest cruelty has been dished out by the human species. I hope you don't have a pet.

Carolyn Clark
Carolyn Clark
  • Rob English

Jonathan Collier Buzz off, stupid.

Jonathan Collier
Jonathan Collier
  • Rob English

Rob English Well Rob srry didnt mean to b sooo hursh. I understand wat u r sayin, but thr R good Christians that r involved n this sport like me. just read wat I wrote to Kenny Huges above n u'll understand a lil from whr I'm comin from.

Victoria Nicole Narcisse

I live in Houston, Tx and when I went to the rodeo, a long while back, this was one of the events I had seen. It made me sick to my stomach I couldn't bare to watch any longer, I was there for about 5min. I got up and left the arena. I love animals and when I saw this it made me feel really bad that I couldn't do anything about it. I am glad that now there is a petition regarding the possible ban of this "sport" and that there are so many people who feel the same way as I do about calf roping.

Cézanne Guy
Cézanne Guy
  • Victoria Nicole Narcisse

the cows in the burgers you eat are treated MUCH worse btw...

Victoria Nicole Narcisse
Victoria Nicole Narcisse
  • Victoria Nicole Narcisse

yea, but it's not in my face where you can see. And there are petitions for that as well.

Kenny Hughes
Kenny Hughes
  • Victoria Nicole Narcisse

Maybe you take a little trip to a slaughter house, then if WOULD be in your face.

Victoria Nicole Narcisse
Victoria Nicole Narcisse
  • Victoria Nicole Narcisse

Like I said, there are petitions for the way animals are raised and killed.

Cézanne Guy
Cézanne Guy
  • Victoria Nicole Narcisse

Just because you cant see it doesn't mean it doesn't happen. Watch Food Inc. Tyson Chicken is way more common than rodeos. (that's a single example of a bad meat packing company). Why would you sign a petition one way with your hands and make a different vote with your stomach?

Lynda Hodgkinson
Lynda Hodgkinson

This is a sad example of human beings exerting their power and will over helpless innocent animals in the name of entertainment. How anyone with a heart and soul could find this cruelty entertaining is beyond me. It doesn't say much for that segment of our society does it?

Jonathan Collier
Jonathan Collier
  • Lynda Hodgkinson

No ur wrong wat is sad is the way peolpe treat each other.

Lynda Hodgkinson
Lynda Hodgkinson
  • Lynda Hodgkinson

That is very sad too Jonathan but there is no excuse for causing any living creature pain and discomfort for any reason.

Dawn Goldstraw
Dawn Goldstraw
  • Lynda Hodgkinson

Jonathan Collier So this isn't cruelty in your eye's then? if it happened to you, would it be cruel then? Please answer with honesty,,,, you un - empathetic devil, get a grip won't you. It's uneducated attitudes like yours that instigate these cruel out dated so called Traditions to carrie on. CRUELTY IS NOT TRADITION, ITS CRUELTYYY,,,,NO YOUR THE ONE THATS WRONG.

Audrey Maqks
Audrey Maqks
  • Lynda Hodgkinson

Jonathan Collier, people are able to least speak up against abuse. Animals depend on us.

Carolyn Clark
Carolyn Clark
  • Lynda Hodgkinson

Jonathan Collier That's another subject, Jonathan. Focus.

AlvaJo Allen
AlvaJo Allen
  • Lynda Hodgkinson

Jonathan Collier.....If you can treat an animal that way most likely you are treating your children, your wife and others that way.

Donna Prijic-Duane
Donna Prijic-Duane
  • Lynda Hodgkinson

You go girl! I couldn't have put it better. Unfortunately there are way too many people out there with attitude's like Jonathan. How would you like it Jonathan if we put you in a ring helpless and scared and roped and mistreated you like this? What would you think then? Grow up....cruelty of any kind whether it be to animals, children or any living thing is wrong and the offenders should be punished.

Jonathan Collier
Jonathan Collier

Let me add a comment to the rodeo PETITION. 1st of all the picture is of team roping not calf roping n 2nd it's not being cruel the PRCA has special protective gear that go on the cattle to prevent injury. The cattle r well taking care of. So people who are signing this n don't understand wat is goin on need to get both sides of the story before signing, and the ones that do need to find somthing to keep themselves busy abviously u have too much time on your hand n need to mind your own...

Let me add a comment to the rodeo PETITION. 1st of all the picture is of team roping not calf roping n 2nd it's not being cruel the PRCA has special protective gear that go on the cattle to prevent injury. The cattle r well taking care of. So people who are signing this n don't understand wat is goin on need to get both sides of the story before signing, and the ones that do need to find somthing to keep themselves busy abviously u have too much time on your hand n need to mind your own business. I'm a roper n we take care of your horses n cattle. So please think and get info before u make a decision cause its peolpe who jump to conclusive that make this world a mess. Remember the Bible says to hold your tongue and think before u speak. May God bless us all.

Susan Herbert
Susan Herbert
  • Jonathan Collier

Jonathan - I don`t like to say unkind things to people, but I think I`m speaking for a lot of people of say SHUT THE HELL UP!!!!! If you`re such a christian, then you best be focusing on the old phrase that was around a few years ago - WWJD. I, for one, believe that Jesus would weep if He saw such practices going on! Like I said, shut the hell up! Your "free speech" has all been used up!

Natalie Graham
Natalie Graham
  • Jonathan Collier

Jonathon Collier, you work as a truck salesman, so I'm guessing this roping is your sport, you also like hunting, when you hunt for "pleasure" do you kill the animals humanely, join the army see how much you would enjoy being shot at, perhaps a nice soft rope gently put around you dumb neck by the enemy, your heart would race and you would be in a mighty state of panic just as these animals, for someone that lists the bible as his favourite perhaps you start reading it. P.S. the word you...

Jonathon Collier, you work as a truck salesman, so I'm guessing this roping is your sport, you also like hunting, when you hunt for "pleasure" do you kill the animals humanely, join the army see how much you would enjoy being shot at, perhaps a nice soft rope gently put around you dumb neck by the enemy, your heart would race and you would be in a mighty state of panic just as these animals, for someone that lists the bible as his favourite perhaps you start reading it. P.S. the word you are looking for is conclusions. You must have the bible as a display item, if you have read you would know that God loves and cares about all creatures great and small. If anyone should hold their tongue and think before they speak, it's you. LET ME PUT YO IN A WAY YOU SIMPLE MIND MIGHT UNDERSTAND SHUT YA BLOODY GOC YA IGRANT CRITTER.

Kenny Hughes
Kenny Hughes
  • Jonathan Collier

Well, that was a brilliant response from someone who knows very little about a rodeo! I would think a little more before I posted again if I were you. No offense intended, but if you take it that way, doesn't matter to me. Evidently you don't realize what the PRCA does, or for that matter what the letters even mean, or what they do to help protect animals. Sad! Someone please tell me how many of these calves died last year due to injuries suffered at a rodeo, please. Only from rodeo's...

Well, that was a brilliant response from someone who knows very little about a rodeo! I would think a little more before I posted again if I were you. No offense intended, but if you take it that way, doesn't matter to me. Evidently you don't realize what the PRCA does, or for that matter what the letters even mean, or what they do to help protect animals. Sad! Someone please tell me how many of these calves died last year due to injuries suffered at a rodeo, please. Only from rodeo's though. How about the veal you put on your table? How old are these calves and how long did they live, and how were they fed? Things to think about, but doubt many people would take the time to do that. More's the pity!

Genisis FarAway
Genisis FarAway
  • Jonathan Collier

All you have to do is watch a pro-rodeo video, to see what the PRCA does. Very, very little. Jerk-downs and injuries are ignored.They do not publish their injury rates, why would they? As YOU say, it's veal tonight. Our food animals don't need to be treated like wind-up toys, so you can get your jollies off.

Chelsea Robinson
Chelsea Robinson
  • Jonathan Collier

Susan I think telling someone to shut the hell up on this subject if extremly uncalled for. I have been exposed to the team roping industry for some time now and to be honest have not seen any mistreatment of these animals. I have worked with many animal rescue organizations and have probably helped more animals find better homes and lifes then you have dreamed of. Now to make my point you are trying to accuse a very large group of people of neglect and abuse when in reality that is not the...

Susan I think telling someone to shut the hell up on this subject if extremly uncalled for. I have been exposed to the team roping industry for some time now and to be honest have not seen any mistreatment of these animals. I have worked with many animal rescue organizations and have probably helped more animals find better homes and lifes then you have dreamed of. Now to make my point you are trying to accuse a very large group of people of neglect and abuse when in reality that is not the case. MOST of the calves/steeers used in rodeos and roping events are very well cared for. Your ignorant attitude shows you really dont know much about this sport and how much money and time is invested just in the calves and steers used. It is a huge investment and commitment that anyone I have ever met has taken very seriously. Sure I am sure there are people who do not take care of or mistreat their calves or steers but to try and accuse a huge multi million dollar sport of it is quite frankly ignorant. I think before you go making harsh and rash comments to someone you should do your homework. My husband and I are very involved in this industry as well as the upper level hunter/jumper eventing industry and we are very picky as to how our animals are cared for. Think before you speak because you may be the one sounding ignorant which in this case you do!

Jonathan Collier
Jonathan Collier
  • Jonathan Collier

Kenny Hughes Out of all the responses I like u the best u actually look further into things. Yes I do know alot bout the things that happen at rodeos. Yes sometimes an animal gets hurt but they r cared for just like wen we get hurt playing sports like football for example we watch it on tv just waiting to c hw hard r team can stump the mess outa the other team, if u ask me that is a lil cruel also hw we just cheer for somone to get pounded on the field. Well to get bck to the rodeo I...

Kenny Hughes Out of all the responses I like u the best u actually look further into things. Yes I do know alot bout the things that happen at rodeos. Yes sometimes an animal gets hurt but they r cared for just like wen we get hurt playing sports like football for example we watch it on tv just waiting to c hw hard r team can stump the mess outa the other team, if u ask me that is a lil cruel also hw we just cheer for somone to get pounded on the field. Well to get bck to the rodeo I have a sister that has bn a diabetic since she was 2 n I have bn to many rodeos that sponsor and donate to the Labonor Hospitol that help to cure children and give them the medical attention that they need. I'm just sayin that u can always just pic out wat u think r c is bad. In the Bible it says to always look for the good n a person. I think u must b a great man. thank u for ur response. and God Bless U

Maggie Ferguson
Maggie Ferguson

Animals are NOT for human entertainment. Don't tell me calf roping at a rodeo is humane - It is NOT. Don't tell me I don't know what I am talking about - I DO. Don't tell me that this "sport" celebrates great ranchers and the way they really do it on the range - I say BULLSHIT. You guys know what BS is don't you? I have ridden ALL my life and participated heavily in western riding events and the real deal on the farm. I have NEVER had to or participated in trying to rip a calf's neck off his...

Animals are NOT for human entertainment. Don't tell me calf roping at a rodeo is humane - It is NOT. Don't tell me I don't know what I am talking about - I DO. Don't tell me that this "sport" celebrates great ranchers and the way they really do it on the range - I say BULLSHIT. You guys know what BS is don't you? I have ridden ALL my life and participated heavily in western riding events and the real deal on the farm. I have NEVER had to or participated in trying to rip a calf's neck off his body. A girlfriend of mine from the city once asked me, "How do you tell a real cowboy from a wannabee"? I said, "By the shit on his boots". You see real men who love their animals and live for and by the land, will walk through shit and stand in shit to see to it that their animals are well cared for. To make sure a foal or calf stands within a certain amount of time, up to the bar for the first nursing. These men are the ones who go out one last time before bedding themselves for the night, to check their animals to make sure all is well in the barn or pasture - no one is suffering, stuck or cast into a fence or stall. These are REAL MEN and WOMEN and I am dam proud that I was taught from childhood to be one of them! I've been behind the scenes at rodeo events and the cruelty is beyond belief. But as long as the human race pays their dollar to spend a day to see terrified animals wracked with pain by the hand of "cowboy" - the show mustl go on. After all - its all about a good wholesome family fun day out isn't it?

Medic ForLife
Medic ForLife
  • Maggie Ferguson

I just want to meet a cute cowboy in a tight pair of Wranglers!!

Tracy Doward-Demaer
Tracy Doward-Demaer
  • Maggie Ferguson

Tell it like it is Maggie!! You go girl, we know you are the REAL deal :) Kayleigh, Lochlan, Horatio and Piper send hugs and kisses xoxox well us too lol

Jennifer Baker Dean
Jennifer Baker Dean

Hey everyone, I have seen this up close and it's terrible. Broken ribs and bones to baby calf's! Blood everywhere. After the show is over that everyone cheers for then these animals get hauled away in an overcrowded trailor on top of one another to move to the next event! It truly is terrible!

Kenny Hughes
Kenny Hughes
  • Jennifer Baker Dean

I seriously doubt your statement. Have you even looked at the inside of a cattle trailer? There are three levels in most of them, and if they aren't loaded correctly they become top heavy, and could hurt them even worse by upsetting. If only we were as concerned about people as we are animals, it would be a great place. By the way, I drove truck for 35 years and quite possibly know a little more about cattle trailers than you. No offense meant.

Jennifer Baker Dean
Jennifer Baker Dean
  • Jennifer Baker Dean

The cattle trailer that I saw after a rodeo I barrel raced in was in Alaska some years ago. I remember when they went to empty out the pens where the calf's were kept there was blood all over the ground. This particular trailer was one level and there was no enough room in so they forced the rest of the calves in and they ended up jumping on top of one another. Maybe the trailers you drove were different but I know what I saw. I am equally concerned for people and the welfare of...

The cattle trailer that I saw after a rodeo I barrel raced in was in Alaska some years ago. I remember when they went to empty out the pens where the calf's were kept there was blood all over the ground. This particular trailer was one level and there was no enough room in so they forced the rest of the calves in and they ended up jumping on top of one another. Maybe the trailers you drove were different but I know what I saw. I am equally concerned for people and the welfare of animals. Just because I post an animal welfare comment does not mean I do care for people as well. Calf roping is inhumane!

Kate Ramunni
Kate Ramunni

Big men ganging up on helpless animals. Sick sick sick.

Dawn Goldstraw
Dawn Goldstraw
  • Kate Ramunni

yes its sick people that make me sick and im sure like minded people feel sick too

Ann Noyd
Ann Noyd

Callous people are abundant and even seemingly intelligent and kind people often think "tradition" is a perfectly valid excuse for idiotic and cruel things. When I meet the argument I usually remind them how slavery, beating children and oppressing women were all commonly accepted and had part in traditions not that long ago.

Hazel Wallen
Hazel Wallen
  • Ann Noyd

I agree!

Sue Dykhuis
Sue Dykhuis
  • Ann Noyd

Any tradition that includes harming living creatures from the teeniest to the largest creature is abomination. Such "traditions" need to be immediately banned.

Dawn Goldstraw
Dawn Goldstraw
  • Ann Noyd

yes i agree Sue Dykhuis..and the sooner the better because that way no more animals have to suffer in the hand of man.

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