Christopher Wehi
Christopher Wehi

Twats fuck signing this

Kim Martins
Kim Martins
  • Christopher Wehi

Is there a sensible point you are trying to make Chris????

Alvina Ropata Edwards
Alvina Ropata Edwards
  • Christopher Wehi

Chris - if you could expand on your crude comment that would be good - I thorroughly enjoy reading well written narratives than coded dibble

Jane Forkert
Jane Forkert
  • Christopher Wehi

Chris... you obviously like ripping living animals to shreds, so the abuse to animals at rodeos is not going to phase you, but your comment is inarticulate, unpunctuated and completely unnecessary.

Kim Martins
Kim Martins
  • Christopher Wehi

Everyone: just have a look at Chris's FB page banner...you will then realise the sorts of people who go to rodeos and you will want to sign this petition FAST.

Rebecca Dreller
Rebecca Dreller
  • Christopher Wehi

Ahh yesss, spoken like a true illiterate and lazy little punk who only cares about himself. These are the types of idiots who cry foul when the winds of Karma finally catch up to them......

Kim Damerell
Kim Damerell
  • Christopher Wehi

I have signed the petition and sent on, mainly for the cause,but also because of the inane comment posted by Chris.

Kim Martins
Kim Martins
  • Christopher Wehi

Kim Damerell Thank you Kim and a BIG thank you to Chris. You're inane redneck comments are really helping us. Unintentionally on your part I'm sure!

Alvina Ropata Edwards
Alvina Ropata Edwards
  • Christopher Wehi

hey this inbreed and another on the petition site write- like minded dibble [also really bad teeth] - both like PAW JUSTICE - maybe its because they enjoy animal suffering or keeping an eye on their animal abuse actions- OR they're praying on them - who knows but we do know that there is a link between animal abusers; child abuse and DV

Christopher Wehi
Christopher Wehi
  • Christopher Wehi

I dont even go to rodeos
The possom in my banner was dead and when it was skinned gutted and then eaten
You all just need to get a life
Ha whats funnier is i dont even like the rodeo

Zeb Davies
Zeb Davies

for those who would suggest that overseas signatures don't count and lack relevancy I say this: then don't sell me global studies, and don't talk to me about tourism and branding....

Zeb Davies
Zeb Davies
  • Zeb Davies

Fred paid tribute to the Hamilton City Council and Claudelands arena staff. "They have been very supportive and helpful all along the way. The whole town seemed to be behind the event and helped make it happen." ...(ref.http://straightfurrow.farmonline.co.nz/news/nationalrural/agribusiness-and-general/general/hamilton-international-rodeo-a-huge-success/2372346.aspx)

Zeb Davies
Zeb Davies
  • Zeb Davies

So our council is perceived as helpful and supportive to this event...even though, they claim they are not

Zeb Davies
Zeb Davies
  • Zeb Davies

and from Promoter Tombleson "As long as we get support from councils, arenas and New Zealand, in general, we can take the shows anywhere. It comes down to dollars and cents."

Zeb Davies
Zeb Davies
  • Zeb Davies

that was from ODT, Friday June 15th this year

Deborah Gemmell
Deborah Gemmell
  • Zeb Davies

What if those overseas signatures are from NZ citizens who still visit Hamilton and still care about what goes on in NZ? Do those views not count?

Jill Latham
Jill Latham
  • Zeb Davies

Agreed Deborah, there are many kiwis voting from overseas. :)

"It comes down to dollars and cents". Snork! boy they don't even try to hide it's all about money. Unbelieveable.

Kim Martins
Kim Martins
  • Zeb Davies

Actually Zeb: international signatures are very telling. These are people from many different countries who are watching NZ/Hamilton and saying NO to rodeo. They are taking the time to sign and express their viewpoints. So if NZ wishes to portray itself as Pure NZ, Hobbit country and so on....it needs to rid itself of a stigma (rodeo) that was banned in the UK as long ago as 1934. And if people are suggesting that international signatures do not matter - then that is a very arrogant and...

Actually Zeb: international signatures are very telling. These are people from many different countries who are watching NZ/Hamilton and saying NO to rodeo. They are taking the time to sign and express their viewpoints. So if NZ wishes to portray itself as Pure NZ, Hobbit country and so on....it needs to rid itself of a stigma (rodeo) that was banned in the UK as long ago as 1934. And if people are suggesting that international signatures do not matter - then that is a very arrogant and insular position to be taking. NZ is part of the world isn't it?

Kim Martins
Kim Martins
  • Zeb Davies

Well that says it all doesn't it. It's all about the mighty profit, not animal welfare.

Michael Mennen
Michael Mennen

Where would the world been without "The Horse" I read once that over 3,000 died at Gettysburg alone and that their horses would become "ready for battle themselves, emotionally " when cannon fire started. Horses have "carried" man to, through and from" his greatest accomplishment. It has been the horse that provided the power for growth, expansion and the construction of this world, literally let alone this country. The Horse was used to build the very factories that ultimately...

Where would the world been without "The Horse" I read once that over 3,000 died at Gettysburg alone and that their horses would become "ready for battle themselves, emotionally " when cannon fire started. Horses have "carried" man to, through and from" his greatest accomplishment. It has been the horse that provided the power for growth, expansion and the construction of this world, literally let alone this country. The Horse was used to build the very factories that ultimately re-place them as our man means of transportation. Myself, and as the vast majority of us, have known of the great contribution horses has made....... it was this posting that got me thinking, we owe "them" much, much more then we give them, least of all............."R O D E O S".

Kim Martins
Kim Martins
  • Michael Mennen

Well said Michael :-)

Tricia Mennen
Tricia Mennen
  • Michael Mennen

I agree completely. It's disgusting how we treat animals and we need stricter laws to protect them and hold those who mistreat animals accountable. I won't go to a circus or rodeo and can barely handle the zoo.

Felicita Soto
Felicita Soto
  • Michael Mennen

thats the best way to help them DON'T GO to those places....

Judy Whitney
Judy Whitney
  • Michael Mennen

Amen, Michael

Jeanette Wilson
Jeanette Wilson

Excuse my ignorance - I have never been to a rodeo and don't know what happens there. I have been reading through and can't see what happens in terms of animal cruelty cna you add this in somewhere as I feel sure others like me would sign when we know more.

Alvina Ropata Edwards
Alvina Ropata Edwards
  • Jeanette Wilson

Kia Ora there is a lot of information re rodeo and abuse but this is our main concerns & others may wish to add to this http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/6002238/Rodeo-declared-resounding-success-despite-protest

The Main Problem:

The Animal Welfare Laws in New Zealand are having a long overdue overhaul and audit because there are many areas of concern. There will be submissions made to the Rodeo Code demanding some form of acknowledgement that MAF and other Government Offices...

Kia Ora there is a lot of information re rodeo and abuse but this is our main concerns & others may wish to add to this http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/6002238/Rodeo-declared-resounding-success-despite-protest

The Main Problem:

The Animal Welfare Laws in New Zealand are having a long overdue overhaul and audit because there are many areas of concern. There will be submissions made to the Rodeo Code demanding some form of acknowledgement that MAF and other Government Offices involved in the drafting of welfare codes have failed to consider the Indoor Arena context of loud MCs and lighting effects "a cross between a rodeo and a rock concert" in the words of their own production manager Fred Doherty who adds "the place was just rocking, the place was going off, it was loud, boisterous action,"http://www.internationalrodeo.co.nz/mediapage_2012.php

If Pyrotechnics (as noted at point 15s in the Rodeo's own 2011 Claudelands promo clip) were considered in the drawing up of the Code then there would be firm guidelines in it referring to them, there are not. So we have a petrified animal, with no way out and a cowboy on its back, in a tin shed, with 4000 hyped up people who've paid to come and see an animal scared if not dominated, with a booming announcer and now, about every 5 seconds a set of flash pots sending flames into the air. This is what they call Man V Beast – sadly the beast just has to try and avoid breaking a neck or a leg in the time they are out there. They are only looking for the exit; there is no desire whatsoever to engage. This…is for some people, apparently entertainment.

Alvina Ropata Edwards
Alvina Ropata Edwards
  • Jeanette Wilson

This is an out door rodeo a must watch shared from 'Rhonda Stove'
The blantant use of tazers on horses to make them exit the shoot, bucking!!!! Absoutly disgusting this "SPORT" must be banned world wide. Sign the petions and help put a stop to this barbaric treatment of defenceless animals. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=e-4ROY7Dp4A

Alvina Ropata Edwards
Alvina Ropata Edwards
  • Jeanette Wilson

and the image says it all This picture (acknowledging source -http://www.sharkonline.org/?P=0000000391) shows the reality of Rodeo; whilst it is a sad fact that many animals sustain severe if not fatal injuries when used for entertainment in Rodeos, it is perhaps sadder that one can almost guarantee each and every one of them has felt fear and confusion. Add to that, the assault on the senses presented by the spectacle of Indoor Arena Rodeo and you have the basis of this petition in one

Kim Martins
Kim Martins
  • Jeanette Wilson

Thank you for seeking clarification Jeanette. This is the article that turned me around. I never thought of rodeo as causing harm to animals - then I read this article and others from vets (aka people who have credentials and know what they're talking about). http://www.sharkonline.org/?P=0000000992
Of course, it also helps that two years ago I acquired FIVE horses of my own. Yes, FIVE. I have come to appreciate that they are very noble and gentle creatures. Each one has a very definite...

Thank you for seeking clarification Jeanette. This is the article that turned me around. I never thought of rodeo as causing harm to animals - then I read this article and others from vets (aka people who have credentials and know what they're talking about). http://www.sharkonline.org/?P=0000000992
Of course, it also helps that two years ago I acquired FIVE horses of my own. Yes, FIVE. I have come to appreciate that they are very noble and gentle creatures. Each one has a very definite personality and the relationship I have with all five is very close. Due to this, I cannot for one moment imagine that any horse would be fine with having a flank strap tightly over its genitals and then willingly and happily go out to buck and perform in a rodeo. Nor can I imagine a baby calf finding fun and excitement in being roped whilst running at high speeds (and basically for their lives).

Narmin Namcollinz
Narmin Namcollinz

I can't sign a petition, it says the name is not valid... (((

Narmin Namcollinz
Narmin Namcollinz
  • Narmin Namcollinz

Damn... -__-'

Narmin Namcollinz
Narmin Namcollinz
  • Narmin Namcollinz

Btw, poor horse & other animals...

Alvina Ropata Edwards
Alvina Ropata Edwards
  • Narmin Namcollinz

Sorry Nam maybe it was a technical thing please try again later - and thanks for your support

Narmin Namcollinz
Narmin Namcollinz
  • Narmin Namcollinz

Ok, i'll try once again, hope it works. Always glad to)

Narmin Namcollinz
Narmin Namcollinz
  • Narmin Namcollinz

I did it! XD

Liz Anderson
Liz Anderson

Just had a reply from Julie Hardaker. She sounds quite hurt! Here it is, with my email underneath:
Dear Liz

Thank you for your email.

I do not personally support rodeos and have publically stated that many times.

I am very disappointed that your email misrepresents my personal view on this and that you did not contact me to ask my view.

I am also disappointed that the petition link you have included in your email has not clarified my views on rodeos when they are well known.

Pleas...

Just had a reply from Julie Hardaker. She sounds quite hurt! Here it is, with my email underneath:
Dear Liz

Thank you for your email.

I do not personally support rodeos and have publically stated that many times.

I am very disappointed that your email misrepresents my personal view on this and that you did not contact me to ask my view.

I am also disappointed that the petition link you have included in your email has not clarified my views on rodeos when they are well known.

Please also note that clause 4 of the Council’s policy states that the approval of an event does not imply that Council endorses the event or its organisers. The approval only implies that Council endorses that the event can be held at a Council owned and or operated facility.

I suggest you lobby your local MPs about a law change from government and you submit on the current review that the government is undertaking – please see the following link.

http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/media/12-10-2012/code-welfare-rodeo-consultation

Julie Hardaker
Mayor
Hamilton City Council.
Private Bag 3010 Hamilton 3240.
New Zealand
Phone 07 838 6976.
Fax 07 838 6979.

Website www.hamilton.co.nz.

From: Liz Anderson.
Sent: Monday, 22 October 2012 1:24 PM.

To: Julie Hardaker; Dave Macpherson; Roger Hennebry; Angela O'Leary; Daphne Bell; Ewan Wilson; Gordon Chesterman; John Gower; Margaret Forsyth; Maria Westphal; Martin Gallagher; Peter Bos; Pippa Mahood.
Subject: INDOOR RODEO AT CLAUDELANDS ARENA, HAMILTON.

To the Mayor and Councillors of Hamilton.

I am at a loss to comprehend how, in this day and age, anyone can condone this type of animal cruelty. New Zealand, and Hamilton in particular, is being portrayed as Third World with regard to its attitude towards animals. The petition against this awful spectacle has now gone global and we are having responses from many countries.

http://links.causes.com/s/clEmcf?r=ETJ3

Now would be a good time to think hard (and fast) about the image of this country that you are depicting by allowing the rodeo at Claudelands Arena to take place.

To torture (and yes, it is torture) any animal in the name of 'entertainment' is abhorrent to most normal people... in every society we will find animal abusers, but the majority of folk have no time for them. Yet Hamilton's Council is giving the green light to cause fear, confusion, injury and, in some cases, death to horses and cattle - and market this as 'family entertainment'. What does this teach our children and young people? That animals are there to be abused.

One last question: how can Julie Hardaker, Mayor of Hamilton, sit on the Board of the Waikato SPCA and support such an event? It would appear that choices need to made.

Liz Anderson

Alvina Ropata Edwards
Alvina Ropata Edwards
  • Liz Anderson

We are all getting the same but some more than others its ok Liz this is being doubt with; this petition is directed at the Mayor of this city as a leader of this city and the Councillors - just breath as we have to and keep the good support going-

Liz Anderson
Liz Anderson
  • Liz Anderson

Alvina Ropata Edwards Oh, I'm not at all bothered, Alvina - I'm going to reply to them tomorrow, particularly to 'Gordon' :)

Alvina Ropata Edwards
Alvina Ropata Edwards
  • Liz Anderson

good on you Liz we will be releasing some interesting communications later - thank you for your support

Cheyenne Melsom Eyre
Cheyenne Melsom Eyre

This is horrid. How can we justify hurting other beings for our amusement? You simply can't. All it takes is a few clicks and we can make a difference. Like the starfish story.

Cheyenne Melsom Eyre
Cheyenne Melsom Eyre
  • Cheyenne Melsom Eyre

Today my American sweetheart Darcie told me the "sweetest" story...

"A father and son were at the beach and 100's of starfish had washed ashore.
The boy started picking the creatures up one by one and putting them back in the ocean.
The father said to the son "why are you doing that? You're not going to make a difference there's to many.
The boy smiled at his dad, picked up another starfish and gently put it back in the ocean replying sweetly "There! I made a difference to that one" ... Nawwww <3 gentle reminder.... One step at a time. X

Daryl Silcock
Daryl Silcock
  • Cheyenne Melsom Eyre

Love it!! Every little bit counts...

Rebecca Dreller
Rebecca Dreller
  • Cheyenne Melsom Eyre

Beautiful philospohy. If we have the ability to help, then we also have the responsibility to do so. Helping one at a time, is better than looking the other way and not helping at all. Well said, Cheyenne. Hugs to all who help :)

Jan Fairhurst
Jan Fairhurst

You people are soo removed from the reallity of this or any other sport involving animals.
The bucking horses have flank ropes to encourage them to buck and many of these animals are left to graze freely except for the 2 or 3 days a year they are asked to perform.
Most of these horses would have been slaughtered if not for life as rodeo horses.
as for the people who compete, the stock and their own horses are well looked after and cared for exceptionly well they certainly love and respect...

You people are soo removed from the reallity of this or any other sport involving animals.
The bucking horses have flank ropes to encourage them to buck and many of these animals are left to graze freely except for the 2 or 3 days a year they are asked to perform.
Most of these horses would have been slaughtered if not for life as rodeo horses.
as for the people who compete, the stock and their own horses are well looked after and cared for exceptionly well they certainly love and respect their animals as do all who compete at a high level.
If every body respected each other and their animals as well as most rodeo people the world would be a much better place.

Kim Martins
Kim Martins
  • Jan Fairhurst

Jan whilst everyone on this site respects your right to your opinion, we don't agree with you. There is far too much evidence to suggest that rodeos are inhumane and a violent spectacle that your children and those of others should not be exposed to. Aside from this, do you hear what you are saying? The horses have flank ropes that encourage them to buck but are then left to graze freely. What the? The flank ropes are pulled tightly over the genital area, causing the horse to buck. The...

Jan whilst everyone on this site respects your right to your opinion, we don't agree with you. There is far too much evidence to suggest that rodeos are inhumane and a violent spectacle that your children and those of others should not be exposed to. Aside from this, do you hear what you are saying? The horses have flank ropes that encourage them to buck but are then left to graze freely. What the? The flank ropes are pulled tightly over the genital area, causing the horse to buck. The argument that rodeo animals are well-looked after outside of rodeos is (frankly) rubbish. During a rodeo, with lots of cheering people, pyrotechnics and so on - the animals are fearful and this fear and trepidation remains with them. Next time you attend a "fun day out for the whole family", look very carefully into the eyes of the animals. Before you do that, spend some time on this and educate yourself. Lastly, if rodeo people respected animals, there would be no rodeos happening.

Alvina Ropata Edwards
Alvina Ropata Edwards
  • Jan Fairhurst

We are living with this reality - I would have to assume Jan that you are involved with rodeo? so you would be promoting what you consider the wellness of such an event; we consider all aspects of the Indoor rodeo - and we also take into account the global response to such abuse- I for one would prefer to listen to the many experts with authority than someone that is so involved and needs to justify this type of animal abuse- PERFORM for who? and only 2-3 days of the year - so no training...

We are living with this reality - I would have to assume Jan that you are involved with rodeo? so you would be promoting what you consider the wellness of such an event; we consider all aspects of the Indoor rodeo - and we also take into account the global response to such abuse- I for one would prefer to listen to the many experts with authority than someone that is so involved and needs to justify this type of animal abuse- PERFORM for who? and only 2-3 days of the year - so no training just use them wild? MAN V BEAST I suppose- and as far as they would have been slaughtered - so we have rodeo abusers to thank for saving the life's of many unwanted horses - rather deluded & bizarre- Jan we should actually follow other countries such as the UK where it is banned.

Rebecca Dreller
Rebecca Dreller
  • Jan Fairhurst

Interesting. So you have the whole "they would go to slaughter anyways" perspective. Sad. That's like saying child sex slaves should be thankful they have a job and are making money because otherwise they would just be homeless orphans. And yes, I can most certainly compare the two. Children cannot speak for themselves, neither can animals. So it is up to us, the able bodied adults to show compassion and be the voice for those who have none of their own, and to defend the defenseless. Jan,...

Interesting. So you have the whole "they would go to slaughter anyways" perspective. Sad. That's like saying child sex slaves should be thankful they have a job and are making money because otherwise they would just be homeless orphans. And yes, I can most certainly compare the two. Children cannot speak for themselves, neither can animals. So it is up to us, the able bodied adults to show compassion and be the voice for those who have none of their own, and to defend the defenseless. Jan, it is NEVER, EVER, EVER, OK to exploit ANY being who cannot help themselves or speak for themselves. Please re-think your cold hearted philosophy. Please.

Kim Martins
Kim Martins

THANK YOU to SAFE for sharing the link to this petition on their website https://www.facebook.com/SAFEnewzealand.

Zeb Davies
Zeb Davies
  • Kim Martins

Yes, acknolwedging that SAFE lobbied very hard earlier this year and in fact, it was the lack of attention that our council seemed to give their hard work, that served as the further impetus for this. It was written somewhere in the ntoes that SAFE believed...Rodeos were harmful. How demeaning,SAFE like all of us, KNOW that Rodeos are harmful. It is proven.

Kim Martins
Kim Martins
  • Kim Martins

It's the usual: politicians and Councillors who WILL NOT listen to the very citizens and groups who put them into power in the first place. It's easier to protect your job in politics than it is to speak out for what you believe in. If they were true politicians, they would publicly state what their views are on rodeo and, if they are against them, publicly state this. In fact, if any of the Hamilton Councillors OPPOSE rodeo, I would ask them why they have not signed this petition.

Zeb Davies
Zeb Davies
  • Kim Martins

It's a really weird climate for a city when...voting FOR ethical treatment of animals is considered naughty and extremist. Councillors are supposed to be LEADERS, the job description is to LEAD. When we elect people that we haven't spoken to, we are left with no choice than to glean who they are and what they will do, based on what they affiliate with...SPCA, kind things to animals. If it means nothing, if it means you will only bring about ethical change if you are forced to by legislation,...

It's a really weird climate for a city when...voting FOR ethical treatment of animals is considered naughty and extremist. Councillors are supposed to be LEADERS, the job description is to LEAD. When we elect people that we haven't spoken to, we are left with no choice than to glean who they are and what they will do, based on what they affiliate with...SPCA, kind things to animals. If it means nothing, if it means you will only bring about ethical change if you are forced to by legislation, then it means nothing , you aren't leading, and there was NO purpose (other than to mislead) in alluding to your gentle and ethical side....

Liz Anderson
Liz Anderson

I see that Chris Doubleu 'Likes' Paw Justice - I wonder if Paw Justice has seen his FB page banner . . . and if they really want cretins like him following their campaign for justice for ALL animals??

Anne Roche
Anne Roche
  • Liz Anderson

Issi read the comments on the causes link :(

Kim Damerell
Kim Damerell
  • Liz Anderson

He really is a "winner" isn't he.

Isabelle Maloret
Isabelle Maloret
  • Liz Anderson

oh yeah Anne, I had read them, but didnt realise it was the same person - what a waste of space he is!

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