Rodeo. Fun for everyone?

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Rodeo. Fun for everyone?

Postby DebMorey » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:23 pm

Hey Cycle Oregon riders,

Any conscientious objectors want to help me peacefully and respectfully educate other riders about why Rodeo is not ok? Please contact me.

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Re: Rodeo. Fun for everyone?

Postby DebMorey » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:36 pm

I'm sure this steer is having fun...
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Re: Rodeo. Fun for everyone?

Postby DebMorey » Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:41 pm

pendletonporn.com Information and photos and videos of animal deaths and injuries at the Pendleton roundup in 2005 and 2007.

This steer suffered a broken leg in the steer busting event at Pendleton in 2007.
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Re: Rodeo. Fun for everyone?

Postby DebMorey » Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:40 pm

Kristy,

As a veterinarian I have devoted my life to caring for animals and minimizing their suffering in anyway I can. I have been looking forward to this year's CO since I got off my bike at the end of last year's ride. When I saw that this year's ride involved a rodeo, I considered not attending. But then I decided that I could do much more good by devoting my ride to educating as many people who are willing to listen about the cruelty that is rodeo. YOU don't have to listen to me. No one does. But if I convince one person that rodeos are barbaric and cruel, then the ride will be doubly satisfying for me.

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Re: Rodeo. Fun for everyone?

Postby Shifty » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:56 pm

I also find rodeo cruel to both amimals and the humans who participate. I won't be attending the Round Up, is Happy Canyon any better?? Maybe CO can list a few alternatives to RU. Hey, I live in Eugene, what do you expect?? 8)
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Re: Rodeo. Fun for everyone?

Postby capthawk » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:24 pm

Happy Canyon is a show that involves real native American Indians. So you "politically correct" folks might not want to watch the commercialization of American history! I WILL be there to support them though---and have fun too!!!
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Re: Rodeo. Fun for everyone?

Postby DebMorey » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:36 pm

From Cycle Oregon to me via facebook yesterday:



Joseph Jones February 7 at 9:43pm Report
Deb,

As a courtesy, we ask that our fans add comments to our page that directly relate to our ride and the building of our Cycle Oregon community. While everyone has a right to their opinion, we ask that they don't label right or wrong, but contribute constructively; that they don't push personal agendas of a sensitive matter, be it political, religious or otherwise.

This being said, we feel that your comments and photos, while being true to your opinion, don't fit into the designed use of our Facebook page. We ask as a courtesy that your comments stay focused upon our event and helping other riders with the event. If they do not, we will unfortunately have to remove you from our fan base.

Thank you.

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Re: Rodeo. Fun for everyone?

Postby DebMorey » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:40 pm

My Reply to Cycle Oregon via facebook yesterday:


Mr. Jones,
This year's Cycle Oregon ride is called the "Roundup Ride" and is highlighted by a RODEO. As such, my comments do relate directly to the ride. Cycle Oregon does so much good and is so progressive in so many ways. I can only believe that the decision to link the ride to a rodeo was made with a dearth of knowledge of what goes on in rodeos. I can hardly believe that the organizers of CO condone animal abuse. I also don't believe that CO wants to censor my freedom to express my opinion or anyone's opinion regarding the issues surrounding the ride. It would be wrong for me to post about religious or political issues unless CO was highlighted by a religious or political event. It's not. It's highlighted this year by a rodeo.

Having said this, I would like to honor your request regarding facebook and continue my comments only in the forum. In the forum, no one who does not wish to read the posts has to click on the topic. I am passionate and educated on this issue. I merely want to educate anyone else who is willing to listen. Thank-you for your consideration.

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Re: Rodeo. Fun for everyone?

Postby DebMorey » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:43 pm

Shifty!

Thanks for speaking up! I was beginning to feel alone out here... and I know I am not.

As an alternative to the roundup, I am considering a peaceful protest, perhaps a picket. Maybe an informational booth...
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Re: Rodeo. Fun for everyone?

Postby DebMorey » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:48 pm

Here is a website that illuminates the death and injury that have occurred at the Pendleton round up in 2005 and 2007. Warning: it has some graphic photos.

Pendletonporn.com

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Re: Rodeo. Fun for everyone?

Postby yo mamma » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:19 pm

I, for one, do not care to see this topic on the CO facebook or forum sites...you moderator folks need to remove this, as she JUST DOESN'T GET IT
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Re: Rodeo. Fun for everyone?

Postby badger » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:47 pm

Yo Mama...maybe you don't get it...You have a choice here read it or don't. I too, dislike rodeos and maybe CO has come close to a line that we can decide to cross or not. Deb does have some valid points but she must remember that we will be guests in this town. I will not participate in any kind of demonstration and I hope she has more sense to not even think of planning one. I had a choice to go to rodeo or not go...
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Re: Rodeo. Fun for everyone?

Postby yo mamma » Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:12 pm

dont be a hater!
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Re: Rodeo. Fun for everyone?

Postby badger » Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:47 pm

hater?...no I won't wear a cowboy hat...I get it!...is that what you mean?
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Re: Rodeo. Fun for everyone?

Postby clwilli » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:06 pm

Ironic...this is why I have elected never to do another CO. I have had to endure political speakers stand up and use the stage as a forum to invade my 'vacation'. Then last year a speech on the final day during annoucements by Jonnathan regarding the importance of getting health care enacted. Of course he has a position with ODS. Leave your politics at home and let the paying customers on CO enjoy their cycling vacation. This includes the riders that may have some 'agenda' as well as the organizers. The riders that spend their hard earned dollars don't want to hear your political and social views.
Have fun, but I'm staying home....

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