Friday, July 27, 2012

One small victory for burros

Late Tuesday night, I saw a message from a facebook friend about a donkey roping scheduled for tomorrow in Texas. Here we go again, I thought. I went to bed that night agonizing and strategizing and contemplating. And I didn't get much sleep.

Wednesday, I checked the facebook page of the guy who was putting on the roping.
His status said "BURROW ROPING IS CANCELLED." No explanation was given.

Thursday, I checked the guy's facebook page again.
He had announced another roping for Saturday.
One of his friends commented:
Thought it was cancelled??
To which he replied:
Just the burrow roping. It is against the law to rope burrows. lol who knew

A string of comments followed, referencing what happened in Van Horn and the bunny huggers who staged a protest and how "gettin choked n stretched a few times wouldn't have hurt 'm."

Be that as it may. My point is, one more donkey roping has been cancelled because of the ruckus raised a couple of months ago, and that's a very good thing.

26 comments:

  1. Good! Glad this one was cancelled.

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  2. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend in NM!

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  3. Ahh, perhaps it is a wave of change.

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  4. I shared this on Facebook and on my blog....I am so glad people are slowly getting it....Thanks for posting this. :)

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  5. Carol in N. Colorado7/27/12, 8:04 AM

    Hey, we did a good thing with our protest!! At least someone got the message. Although I read somewhere at an Oregon rodeo, the participants were doing cruel things to horses by using a cattle prod and roping them which was horse tripping. Apparently it's not illegal in Oregon to horse trip.

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  6. Right on! We may be bunny huggers, but, by gawd, we've got those donkey ropin' ba*****s on the run.

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  7. I came here from Tina's blog. One small victory, but I am wondering what's happening with the overall situation.

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  8. Guilty as charged, I'm a bunny hugger and danged proud of it. Hey people, I agree with Carolynn, those ex donkey ropers better be on guard cuz we could go at um again.

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  9. Guess these little towns don't want so much attention. Hats off to whoever stopped it. Bunny huggers...that's funny.

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  10. Better a Bunny Hugger than an Animal Torturing Moron

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  11. Maybe those tools should get choked and stretched a few times themselves before saying that another animal would be alright having it done.

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  12. Great news. To those who commented that we are bunny huggers and the rest of stuff, they will just never understand. It's really too bad.

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  13. I am very proud to be a bunny hugger-and a burro hugger and even a tree hugger! :) I am very happy to hear that another roping event was cancelled- Great job! Have a wonderful weekend! Meghan

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  14. That's great news!
    "Burrow"? Real genius, that one.

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  15. Thia is great news! The sad part is it sounds like they will still be roping the poor goats...

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  16. We'll take the victories whenever and however we can get them!!! I'm proud to be a card-carrying member of the "Bunny Huggers"...or whatever term of endearment that they can come up with for people against animal cruelty.

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  17. Amazing what a few blog posts led to.

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  18. I haven't been this politically active since McGovern ran in '68.

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  19. Ditto to what Farmer Barb said.

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  20. I haven't been so proud since Obama became our president.

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  21. HE HAW... Now thats something to really NEIGH about...NOW If we could just get RODEOS outlawed all would be better!

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  22. This is good news if it's really about burros.
    If it's about roping burrows, I have to wonder how one actually does rope a "a hole or excavation in the ground made by an animal (as a rabbit) for shelter and habitation."

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  23. Congrats on getting another one cancelled! Woo hoo!

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