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#21 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 08:46 AM

What about horse drawn carriages? Don't those animals suffer by pulling tourists around all day in sometimes heavy traffic?

I can see carriages in a park where the animals are not subjected to traffic but here vehicles can so easily spook the horses.

 

Ya, I guess it's hard to draw the line.  You know what we do with fish, right?  We haul them up in nets and let them slowly suffocate to death in the hold.

 

But look, rodeo animals are obviously stressed, they are running in absolute fear.  Solely for our entertainment.  Why not replace it with some MMA or boxing, at least both parties are willing participants.


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 09:41 AM

My first dose of reality regarding this topic was a bullfight that I went to in Mexico City.

 

I thought that the matador just waved a red dish cloth at the bull to make them charge. The matador would then have to jump out of the way in a timely manor to the cheers of the crowd.....or else...

 

So imagine my surprise sitting in an outdoor theatre along with thousands of cervesa drinking fans on a hot sunny afternoon watching the matador entice a very large animal towards the red towel only so it could be stabbed with a steely rod with a bunch of coloured cloth and paper on it.

 

The bull gets pissed off. It then bleeds from it's shoulders down it's legs. The crowd explodes in a cheer, the matador waves in appreciation, the bull turns around for another pass that ends as poorly as the last one......this procedure continues....again and again...until it's over.

 

I never went to another bullfight.



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Posted 12 May 2014 - 10:06 AM

It's pretty grizzly, isn't it?

 

Several years back in Mexico I had quite the time standing outside of a bull fighting arena/ring/whatever convincing a girlfriend that bullfights were not fun events if you're not aware of what really happens. She also thought it was all about a dude stepping out of the way of a raging bull as per kids cartoons and was adamant about wanting to see it.


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#24 LJ

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 07:41 PM

Yeah, bullfights are about as high on my list as dog fights etc.


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Posted 13 May 2014 - 06:18 PM

The Vancouver Humane Society ran a full-page ad in today's TC, with a picture from last year's Luxton Rodeo.

 

http://www.vancouver...y-luxton-rodeo/


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 07:38 AM

She said support for the cause is growing, boosted by a campaign to boycott the Luxton Pro Rodeo and its sponsoring businesses. Pamela Anderson gave the cause a shout-out on Twitter, the Vancouver Humane Society paid for full-page newspaper ads and at least 10 businesses pulled support for the event.

 

“Most of the people I’ve heard from against the rodeo are from outside of Langford,” said Mayor Stew Young, noting his community seems to be split 50/50 on the issue. Young said that while he personally doesn’t support events like calf-roping, he does respect the 39-year history the rodeo has in the area and that it is a business.

 

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 08:20 AM

 

[Mayor] Young said that while he personally doesn’t support events like calf-roping, he does respect the 39-year history the rodeo has in the area and that it is a business.

 

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#28 Mike K.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 10:43 AM

Anyone notice radio ads promoting Langford businesses now refer to the muni as "Lovely Langford?" Bovine wrangling for no good reason aside, I guess it's lovely. But they'll need to think about a serious branding campaign if the municipality continues to allow this event to continue within it's borders.
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Posted 16 May 2014 - 11:03 AM

Because, you know, if it is a business, it must be good.


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 11:10 AM

We (VCARE) have been given an opportunity to present to Langford council on May 20th - big step forward!


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 07:20 PM

Calgary Stampede seems to do OK and doesn't harm the reputation of the city I don't believe.

 

I would like to see them change to maybe more of a horse show type of deal where they have barrel racing and that sort of think.


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 08:21 PM

They do have barrel racing at Luxton. No chuck wagon though.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 08:34 PM

Yes



#34 Bingo

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 09:20 PM

Ya, I guess it's hard to draw the line.  You know what we do with fish, right?  We haul them up in nets and let them slowly suffocate to death in the hold.

 

But look, rodeo animals are obviously stressed, they are running in absolute fear.  Solely for our entertainment.  Why not replace it with some MMA or boxing, at least both parties are willing participants.

How about some pie eating, mud wrestling and the wet t-shirt contest, or are those now banned?



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 10:14 PM

They dont wear T shirts at all so No not wet T shirts contest.

Have a look...

 

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 09:58 PM

Looks like the cow had the last laugh today:

 

http://www.timescolo...rodeo-1.1065920

 


Steer gores cowboy at Luxton rodeo

 

A cowboy was rushed by ambulance to hospital after he was gored by a steer on the first day of the Luxton Pro Rodeo and Fair in Langford Saturday.

 

Coleman Kohorst, of Okotoks, Alta., just south of Calgary, was injured during the steer wrestling event just before 3 p.m.

 

An ambulance that had been on standby was driven into the ring and paramedics tended to Kohorst. Other cowboys ran to the fallen man’s side and the event came to an uncomfortable pause.

 

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#37 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 04:01 PM

CFAX is reporting the Luxton Rodeo has been cancelled this year.


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#38 Mike K.

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 04:07 PM

Because of protests, maybe?


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 04:16 PM

Because of protests, maybe?

 

I have no doubt.  No sponsor is going to attach their name to that anymore.


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 04:33 PM

What about the fair?  Is that still going on?


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