Correction please... this 4 year old mare, Strawberry Fudge did not "die"... She was injured to death! Killed for "entertainment". As a "hobby" or "sport" for "wild west" wannbees.
And rodeos are supposed to represent "traditional American values".... People who support rodeos claim to be good Christian, patriotic folk - And they also claim that they do not tolerate animal abuse... Well, maybe the ancient blood drenched amphitheatre patrons were told that too...
You decide. Ask yourself... Really - what's the difference between these activities and dog fighting? Or rooster fighting? There's none that I can see, except that with rodeos... the animals stand even less of a chance against the biggest bully of them all: The "American" crap-kicking Cowboy.
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