Okay, so did you hear? Sheryl Crow announced that she is using some of the profits made by her performance at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo to help "wild" horses. It doesn't seem to matter to Ms. Crow that captive horses and other nonhumans are used for bull riding, tie down roping and steer wrestling.
Nope, Ms. Crow doesn't care. And why should she? Even the U.S. Air Force Thunderbird Fighter jets are in on this battle against the beasts!
And heavens! So even is the Christian Cowboy Church!
War machines and leather! Now that's a match made in hell. :(
For a more in depth study of these western "legends in their own minds" I highly recommend this revealing post written by veganelder called Cows and "boys".
And if all this glory to the mud, blood and beer weren't enough - Did you know the U.S. Senate approved (for the 7th consecutive year), the "National Day of the American Cowboy" to be July 23rd - Surprise! Surprise! This is also the first day of rodeo "action" at the "Daddy of 'em All"! How pathetic is that?
I wish humans would realize that the best way to give horses (and all sentient beings) the respect they deserve is to leave them out of our personal wants, demands and controls. And it certainly means (Ms. Crow) not using one group of victims as leverage for or against the other. That only betrays them all!
"I won't hurt another soul for pleasure or reward". ~Paul Seymour