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Another Perspective on 'Rodeo Weekends'

March 04, 1990

Laurie Schenden's article, "Cowboys Saddle Up for 2 Rodeo Weekends" (Feb. 17), amounted to an advertisement that glorified the cruel "sport" of rodeo. The article never told your readers that bucking broncos buck because they are made to wear bucking straps that contain sharp metal studs that cause the animals enormous pain; nor that animals are moved about behind the scene by use of cattle prods that torture them with strong electrical shocks; nor that no veterinarians are on hand to help injured animals, such as calves who suffer painful neck injuries in the calf roping contests.

PETER L. COHON, Laguna Beach

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