EDEN TX CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: STOP BURRO ROPING EVENT 10-13-12 IN EDEN TEXAS, rescheduled from 9-29-12
  • Petitioned Celina Hemmeter
  • Responded

This petition was delivered to:

Celina Hemmeter
EDEN TX CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
economic development
Kathy Keane
Mayor
Mayor Eden Texas
Preacher Hallelujah Trail Cowboy Church
Steve Belote
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Attorney General of Texas
Greg Abbott

EDEN TX CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: STOP BURRO ROPING EVENT 10-13-12 IN EDEN TEXAS, rescheduled from 9-29-12

    1. Diana reese
    2. Petition by

      Diana reese

      perris, CA

Burros and donkeys are equine, like horses, their physical makeup – anatomy, is not like a cow. Their joints articulate differently. They have a long cervical spine (neck) easily broken when being roped and stretched between two horses who weigh 3-6 times as much as a burro or donkey. Roping or lassoing is a fine art and has to be performed in a particular manner having parts of the rope land in correct locations ON CATTLE. These specific locations on a cow are different that on a burro or donkey or don’t exist at all.

This event in Eden Tx is being presented by the

Hallelujah Trail Cowboy Church Team Roping   Here is their ORIGINAL posting: I have underlined the OPEN BURRO ROPING.  they have since removed the word BURRO from their ad.  THIS DOES NOT MEAN THE EVENT IS CANCELLED just because they removed the word!

Sep 29, 2012 9:00 AM  Hallelujah Trail Cowboy Church Team Roping Books open @ 9 am, Rope @ 10 am - #10 Draw Pot Roping (Capped @ #5), 3 Head Progressive After One, #12 Draw Pot Roping (Capped at #6), 3 Head Progressive After One, Open Burro Roping - All ropings are enter once, draw 3 or enter open draw 4 for $100.  May enter twice in each roping (Head and/or Heal). Buckles awarded in ech roping to average winners.  FMI Buzzy Bierschwale, 830-459-7958, Steve Belote 325-245-3425 or Dan Tomlinson 325-869-5206 No Checks Please!

AS OF 9-18-12 NOON PST TEAMROPER.COM HAS REMOVED FROM THEIR WEBSITE THE AD FROM EDEN TX CONTAINING THE BURRO ROPING.  THEY HAVE PROMISED TO KEEP A CLOSE ON ANY FUTURE ADS CONTAINING DONKEY AND OR BURRO EVENTS.  MANY THANKS TO CONNIE AT TEAMROPER.COM

When I worked on the other petition I contacted several ROPING ORGANIZATIONS, including TEAM ROPER.  Below is their response to donkey/burro roping:  

Hello Diana:

Teamroper.com does not have a formal policy regarding the roping of donkeys as we’re not familiar with such a practice.  We neither produce such events nor are we aware of any advertisers on our site promoting such events.  Our site caters to the team roping industry in which cattle are used exclusively in any event I’m aware of.

I hope this information is helpful to you.

Thanks,
Connie Lamirand
Teamroper.com Advertising

OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING IS AMISS HERE.


HERE ARE PEOPLE TO CONTACT THAT I HAVE NOT YET FOUND AN EMAIL ADDRESS FOR, WHICH I NEED TO MAKE THEM TARGETS OF THE PETITION:

PROMOTERS:

HALLELUJAH TRAIL COWBOY CHURCHCONTACT PASTOR STEVE 325-245-3425

Buzzy Bierschwale 830-459-7958,

Steve Belote 325-245-3425 

Dan Tomlinson 325-869-5206

ALSO PLEASE NOTE:  this event is the American Fellowship of Cowboy Churches
it's toll free number is 888-611-2651.  Kevin Lane of Bois D'Arc Community church of Bonham Tx is the
President.  And their statement of Purpose is the Baptist Faith and Message of 1963.
http://www.baptiststart.com/print/1963_baptist_faith_message.html

If they put on the Burro Roping event, they will be violating Section XV of their beliefs, because burros are helpless.

OTHER CONTACTS:

Chamber of Commerce: 409 West Blanchard Street Eden, TX 76837          (325) 869-3336, edenchamber@verizon.net

Sheriff's Office: 109 E Broadway St , Eden, TX 76837
(325) 869-4941

Eden Echo Newspaper: 135 Market, Eden, TX 76837
325-869-3561, econdev@edentexas.com

KNEL Radio Brady 95.3FM/1490AM: 325-597-2119 PO Box 630
Brady, TX, 76825 or email to knel@airmail.net

Texas Attorney General - greg.abbott@texasattorneygeneral.gov

REMEMBER TO PLEASE BE CIVIL, YOU CATCH MORE FLIES WITH HONEY THAN VINEGAR.

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    2. Decision-maker Steve Belote responds:

      Steve Belote

      I would like to address all those messages and threats we received this weekend. To begin with the language and the threats will not be tolerated the will be turned in to the proper authorities. Harassing and closed minded people need to ...


    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. TEAMROPER.COM REMOVED AD!!!!!!!

      Diana reese
      Petition Organizer

      JUST WANT TO SHARE THAT CONNIE FROM TEAMROPER.COM HAS REMOVED THE AD FROM EDEN TX ABOUT THE BURRO ROPING EVENT. SHE HAS PROMISED TO DO WHAT SHE CAN TO SCREEN ALL FUTURE ADS AND REFUSE TO PRINT OR FLAG ANY CONTAINING DONKEY AND OR BURRO EVENTS. IT WOULD NICE IF YOU COULD ACKNOWLEDGED HER COMPLIANCE WITH US AND FUTURE EFFORTS! THANKS TO ALL OF YOU REGARDS, DIANA

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