Every damn year.
“We think we have right on our side,” says Peter Fricker of the Vancouver Humane Society. “We think it’s self-evident that if you chase an animal across an arena, rope it to a sudden halt at very high speeds, pick it up, and throw it to the ground it will cause fear, stress and pain. We think that’s completely immoral and inappropriate for the 21st century.”
I think this Fricker (I can think of a better name close to that) thinks too much. You know what, if you don’t like it, don’t go. Plain and simple. Don’t come out to the press and try to tell people calves are like human babies, come on. Don’t plant yourselves outside the stampede gates with signs and tell people they’re horrible for supporting the stampede because of what it believes is ok. They’re roping them, something that’s been done for hundreds of years to work with cattle. Yes, it’s the 21st century and guess what Fricker it’s going to be done long into the 22nd, 23rd and 24th. So get over it and move on because it ain’t going anywhere. You don’t like seeing it, don’t watch.
We need to start ad campaigns promoting people to not donate money to the Vancouver Humane Society because they waste money on stupid shit like this instead of spending it on the animals in need. Dog food, cat food, no, let’s spend money on an ad campaign bashing an event in another province. Sad. Just plain sad.