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Cow Palace Rodeo Producer May Face Animal Cruelty Charges

Animals  (tags: animals, electric prod, cruelty, rodeo, suffering, california )

- 3968 days ago -
HAYWARD -- Park district directors voted Monday evening to slap the Rowell Ranch Rodeo Association with a $2,500 fine for violating a rule that bans the use of electric prods, and the Sheriff's Department said it may charge them with animal cruelty.


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June Marshall (395)
Tuesday September 9, 2008, 8:25 pm
Gosh darn it He should! If there weren't any rodeos, he wouldn't have been to blame for the cruelty to animals. Then again, he just may have found another way to be cruel to animals.

Valerie H (133)
Tuesday September 9, 2008, 8:28 pm
How are rodeos NOT places of cruelty...animals are being thrown to the ground, prodded, hit...!!!

Kathy W (299)
Tuesday September 9, 2008, 8:29 pm
Does that horse look like he's enjoying himself?! NO... Get rid of them damn electric prods and ban these stupid rodeos! Thanks Tom.

Roseann d (178)
Tuesday September 9, 2008, 8:40 pm
They should eProd the cowboys instead -- Let 'em know how it feels and that would be a true cowboy rodeo.

Annelies O (283)
Tuesday September 9, 2008, 9:17 pm

Joycey B (750)
Wednesday September 10, 2008, 3:31 am
I hate rodeos. I will never attend one. I don't understand why they still have this. Thanks Tom.

ROBIN M (312)
Wednesday September 10, 2008, 5:06 am
all rodeos should be closed down and to brag this is the first problem they have ever had they are going to keep buisness as usual they just opened the door every body will be watching them now to make sure they do things the way they are suppose to it may be the first time they got caught but I bet it won't be the last.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 10, 2008, 10:50 am
These people should be treated as they treat the animals. Noted.

Louise L (48)
Wednesday September 10, 2008, 4:33 pm
Rodeos are not known for being kind to the animals involved, after all, the bulls don't buck for no reason! I agree with the others; I could certainly do without them! Thanks, Tom.

. (0)
Friday September 12, 2008, 4:43 am
This is fantastic. The first fine, that will open up the door for others to follow. Great stuff! Thanks Tom for the good news.

Maria G (16)
Friday September 12, 2008, 8:09 am
Noted. Thanks Tom

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 17, 2008, 5:38 am
I honestly can't believe that rodeo's are still allowed!?!?! what part of it is good for the animals concerned? Is this a natural behaviour?
Agree with you Bea, at least there was a fine and hopefully more....
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