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For everyone that has been following the Donkey Roping Event to be held in Van Horn Texas .......... the event has been CANCELED ..... Thanks to 7MSN Blog that brought this to everyone's attention and to all the Facebook and Blog people that signed the petition, sent emails to the Van Horn Chamber of Commerce and the Van Horn City Council this event WILL NOT be held this weekend.  I just received an email from the City Administrator.  Thanks to everyone that worked to prevent these donkeys from being subjected to cattle prods and roping and being called a sport.

12 comments:

  1. Wow! I had no idea that they were planning such a thing. I'm sorry I haven't been reading and following this situation. So glad you all got it stopped. Here they do donkey basketball, but no roping and prods.

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  2. I'm from Texas and have been to a LOT of rodeos, etc., but I've never heard of this. It does sound terrible! As the commentator said above, I've seen the donkey basketball and such, but nothing that was anything above showing a donkey's true character, which is in itself a delight. There's no sense in roping a donkey. I don't get it.

    Lana

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Had to come by for a visit. Being born and raised in Texas, I have NEVER heard of donkey ropings, especially using cattle prods. There certainly is no sport in that! I, like the others, have heard only of donkey basketball and it's a hoot!

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  4. How horrible...poor donkeys, who on earth thinks up these terrible things?

    Thank you for stopping by to visit me and Miss Twiggley, I hope you will come again soon. And thank you also for helping to put an end to the donkey ropings.

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  5. Good for you! What a gawd-awful thing to do for entertainment's sake. Makes you want to take the organizers out for a little round-up roping even of their very own...

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  6. Thank you for stopping by my blog today and leaving a comment. I like what I see on yours and congratulations for standing up for what you believe in and DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT! So many folks just complain but don't try to do anything about it! I commend you! It sounds like a horrible event...who would want to watch something like that...Please stop by again...I am in No. CA, probably not too far from you! HUGS, Joy

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  7. Oh my goodness, who would do that to them? That's awful & I'm so happy that it was cancelled! Shame on whoever thought that one up & thought it was a good idea to treat them that way! =0

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  8. Wow! Great job to all who got this awful thing stopped...

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  9. Haven't heard from donkey roping before (not here in MN anyways)... thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday... Happy Spring!

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  10. Awesome that it was canceled, sick that it was even scheduled in the first place.

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  11. Thank you for sharing this info. I talked to the Las Vegas Commission when they were going to hold it there. What a sick form of entertainment.

    Thanks for commenting about Sara. Now that I've seen your blog, I get the connection.

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